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Re: Adding a time lag functionality to DHIS2
Hazim, you are not alone!
We are looking at exactly this kind of thing now, based on requests from
many users. Just now I've commented on this at
In the meantime you might consider the use of predictors that can be used
to bring data forward in time and store it in new data elements, which can
then be used in indicators alongside current data. This does require new
data elements, and storing the same data under two different periods in the
database. We hope to be able to avoid this in the future by allowing
time-shifting in the indicators themselves, very much like what you saw in
the Launchpad blueprint. But using predictors is something you could do
today with existing DHIS2 functionality.
On Mon, Nov 5, 2018 at 5:41 PM TIMIMI, Hazim Bakir <timimih@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> There are various things we would like to calculate using data from
> different time periods, such as % change between one period and the next,
> or to perform cohort analysis. I see this was raised in 2015 (see
> Does anyone have any experience of doing this in DHIS2? I didn’t find
> anything on JIRA. We surely can’t be the only people wondering about this?
> Any helpful hints would be most welcome!
> Hazim Timimi
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