Join our Live Demo Webinars hosted every Wednesday.    Register Now.

Data Sources can help your business











Why TrueContext

Field Service App Platform

Adapt, automate, and transform your field operation

Advanced Automation

Double the productivity, half the effort

Connected Data

Break down data silos across your business

Compliance & Security

A platform that meets your IT requirements


Workflow Creation

Built for complex field environments

Mobile App

Equip your teams anywhere and in any language

Reporting & Analytics

Visibility now, predictability for tomorrow


Use Cases


More assets in less time with guided workflows

Maintenance & Repair

Improve asset uptime with predictive maintenance

Inspections & Compliance

Optimize your operational excellence

Environment, Health & Safety

Protect workers, the public, and the environment


Industrial Equipment

Power asset performance and human safety

Medical Equipment

Precision for sophisticated instrumentation

Oil & Gas

Operational excellence across the energy stream

Field Service

Break new ground in productivity, quality, and safety

Use Case Spotlight



Customer Stories

TrueContext applied in enterprise environments

Professional Services

Digitization at speed and at scale


Explore emerging trends with us at upcoming events


Stories and insights from the field


Knowledge Base

Answers to the most common product questions

Product Documentation

TrueContext features, usage, and technical details

TrueContext University

Hands-on training to optimize your deployment

Resource Library

Content for your industry and application



Collaborate with industry peers

Contact Support

Having trouble? Ask our product support team

Talk to Sales

See how TrueContext can help your business

Data Sources can help your business

Above all else, data sources can save you time and raise productivity. There are so many possibilities and uses when it comes to data sources.If you’re not sure what a data source is, it’s exactly what you think it is. For our purposes, a data source is accessible data or information from a database, server or other location, and made available through a mobile application like ProntoForms.

For example, say you have a worker out in the field and he wants to access parts or client information. Instead of calling or emailing a colleague back at the office, the worker can simply access it through the App. ProntoForms users access data sources directly in the mobile forms that they fill out. Whether it’s as a radio button or a dropdown item, once connected to the App, they are simple to use.

Data sources can be pulled from a variety of locations, such as cloud services or an FTP server. So, a user could pull a data source from Dropbox or a secure server, for example, and have that data connect to the App.

Above all else, data sources can save you time and raise productivity.

ProntoForms Group Data Source: Retrieve a list of users to choose fromThere are so many possibilities and uses when it comes to data sources.

ProntoForms offers something called a group data source. It compiles information about the users in a selected ProntoForms group, and makes the collected fields (like user ID, Display Name,  First Name, Last Name, email address, etc) available for use in a form. The process is automatic, requiring no manual upload.

Screenshot of how to create a data partitionFor those interested in advanced data source capabilities, a partition can be used in conjunction with a data source.

Partitions are a filtering mechanism applied to data sources to determine what rows of data are available to users or groups of users when filling out forms. Data source partitions make it easy to provide users with only the data they need.  Common uses include providing a field user with only the information for customers they are assigned to, or customers in regions they are assigned to.

The bottom line is that data sources are what you need them to be. It’s that simple. So whether your company uses an App like ProntoForms, or you set something up on your own, one thing’s for certain: efficiency will ensue.

Got an opinion or a suggestion? Email

TrueContext Editorial Team

– on