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Re: Search data elements by Code


Seems like a good feature and I think it's planned. Maybe you can use data element groups to accomplish the same purpose? 

On June 7, 2017 4:11:13 PM GMT+02:00, Petar Jovanovic <petar@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>Hello everybody,
>We have in our DHIS2 instance data elements belonging to different 
>programs/data sets, but also to different domains (packages) or
>we are dealing with. Also, some of them are common across different 
>diseases and domains.
>So far, in order to easy the search for specific data elements in the 
>maintenance app, we were including additional codes (like tags) inside 
>the names of these data elements. The problem arose when we used 
>analytic apps and these long codified names started showing very ugly
>the charts and tables. We found a way to enforce using short names 
>instead of names, although there are some bugs preventing this in 
>event-based analytics apps and we reported it.
>Anyhow, we feel that names of data elements should be something human 
>readable and without specific codifications and tags. Thus we first 
>planned to move these codified names to data element codes instead,
>currently there is no possibility to search data elements by their code
>in the maintenance app.
>We've seen that in 2.27 the search of data elements improved and gives 
>more options, but not searching by code unfortunately.
>We think that it could be very useful and user friendly if we are able 
>to search of data elements using specific tags (disease, package, 
>common...) codified inside the code attribute of data elements, so we 
>would like to raise the question of possibility of including such 
>functionality in DHIS2.
>Thank you!
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