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Re: Search data elements by Code


Sounds useful. Please create a jira issue.


On Jun 7, 2017 4:11 PM, "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!
> Best,
> Petar
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