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Re: Search data elements by Code


Using groups is a good idea, but still we cannot use it for searching and accessing data elements in the maintenance app.


On 07-Jun-17 4:38 PM, Jason Pickering wrote:
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 diseases
    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 in
    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, but,
    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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