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Re: [Dhis2-devs] Min Max Violations Preventing Data Set Complete when Passing Validations are Compulsory



I agree with Pamod on this issue - from the very start of DHIS in 1997,
min/max violations have always been regarded as "soft" violations - which
means the user gets a warning but should not be blocked from continuing.
That is different from the typical "absolute' validation rules which are
"hard", like when you have a rule that the number of positives cannot be
higher than the number tested (for whatever). Min/max values represent the
NORMAL range of a data element / variable - not the absolute range (note:
DHIS 1.4 supported defining ABSOLUTE min-max values, but DHIS2 does not)

Regards from Sierra Leone

On 16 May 2018 at 07:59, Pamod Amarakoon <pamodm@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Dear All,
> We have a data set which has been configured as passing validation rules
> is compulsory for the data set to be completed. When we set up Min Max
> rules, any violation is shown as a validation rule violation when
> validation rule analysis is run which in turn prevents the user from
> completing the data set. This was demonstrated in 2.28 build version
> 3c2ba0b.
> Is this the expected behavior. I feel that it is okay to display Min/Max
> violations as a validation rule violation but it should allow the user to
> proceed completing the data set provided if he has put a comment etc. Since
> Min/Max is set as a data quality check but not necessarily an error in data
> entry (what is checked by validation rules), I think there should be a
> provision to proceed completing data set.
> --
> Regards,
> Pamod Amarakoon
> MSc (Biomedical Informatics), EMSc (Health Admin), PGCert (MedEd), CEH
> HISP Sri Lanka
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