23 Sept - 16:00 - Scripting Custom Forms Q&A

In this discussion thread, feel free to ask questions related to the Scripting Custom Forms session of the 2020 DHIS2 Digital Annual Conference. You can post your questions ahead of, during, or after the session. The panellists will check this thread for questions, and select some for responding to in the session, or follow up after the session has ended. Feel free to respond to other questions or add to them if you have something to follow up with.


Where is the MERtide code available? Is there accompanying documentation on how to use it?

Hi Maria,

The source code is at:

There is some basic instructions, but in all likelihood more help will be needed, so feel free to ask us questions as you run into problems.

Good luck!



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Hi all,

The presentation, the survey of participants’ form usage, and the supporting material is all available at: presentations/Scripting_Custom_Forms at master · hispus/presentations · GitHub

The video of the presentation is here:



And, as a reminder, if a software developer out there wanted to work on adapting mertide.py or the ideas in it to a second use case, please contact us, either in this thread of the Community of Practice, or using our email addresses on the last slide of the presentation.




Hello All,
While this is such a wonderful opportunity, I would like us to remember that not all DHIS2 implementers have the ability to write code. There will be a number of people who are still dependent on the form designer to create their custom forms.
Please, is it possible to actually upgrade the custom form designer to something a bit more intuitive and more modern?
Thank you.