I suggest this approach:
Set up a layout for this purpose that only holds global fields. When the user has entered all needed info, they tap a button on the iPad. It's script creates the needed new record and uses set field to transfer the data from the global fields to corresponding non-global fields in the new record. The script then clears the global fields to prepare the layout for the next user.
Hi, is there some reference somewhere I can find on how I can program this?
I think I understand the mechanics, but the way of doing it might be something else.
Thank you for your thoughts!