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Re: Data element value type: File. What files are allowed?


Thanks so much for your quick reply Morten,

It’s good to know that it’s possible to upload all file types.

In terms of file size, if I’ve understood the material correctly in that link, it looks like it says that the maxPostSize is 2MB. However we do seem able to upload larger sized files through Event Capture. Have I read that incorrectly? (I’m an M&E person not a developer I’m afraid so just checking I’ve understood the language correctly!)


Anna Downie 
Lead: Strategic Information
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From: Morten Olav Hansen [mailto:morten@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: 11 May 2018 02:50
To: Anna Downie <adownie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: dhis2-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [Dhis2-users] Data element value type: File. What files are allowed?

Hi Anna

Upload limit (form size) is usually set on your tomcat [1] (see maxPostSize attribute) or in your reverse proxy (usually nginx or apache), it is not something that can be configured from inside of DHIS2.

We don't block any file types, so the user can upload anything it wants.

[1] https://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-8.0-doc/config/http.html

Morten Olav Hansen
Senior Engineer, DHIS 2
University of Oslo

On Thu, May 10, 2018 at 10:20 PM, Anna Downie <adownie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:adownie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
Hi there,

I’m new to this list and relatively new to DHIS2 so I hope it’s ok to post this question here. In event capture (vs2.28) we are using a data element that allows users to upload a file. This is the Value Type = file.

We frequently get asked two questions from our users in training:

•         What file types can be uploaded?

•         What’s the maximum size of an attachment?

If anyone can point me in the direction of information on this it would be much appreciated.


Anna Downie
Lead: Strategic Information


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