Hi DHIS users,
Here are a few suggestions I had for future functionality. If these have already been brought up, then consider this another vote! If you have any comments or questions on these, let me know.
Question in entry form hyperlinked to metadata entry of data element – If you want more information about a data element in the data entry screen you can click on the question and a pop-up window shows the link that was defined in the metadata.
Automatic emails to new users – The user creation process could be simplified with an automatic introductory email to new users. A user manager could simply enter username, name, email, role, org unit and an automatic email based on a template would be sent to users with an auto-generated password.
Forgotten password functionality – does this already exist? Similar to new users, automatic password management would save a lot of time.
Instruction field in dataset section – Add another field (rich text) in addition to title in the dataset section for brief instructions/explanation. Right now I use the title for this, but that could be better for sure.
Generic dataset section – This could be used with the suggestion above just without any data elements to add in another section or whatever to make the form clearer.
Set dataset years as an attribute – Currently you can go back to the end of time (I suppose) using the Prev and Next buttons. (This is a bit confusing for yearly data collection, but it works.) However for future years, you are limited only to the current year. Being able to define future years (ie for Budget data or projected figures) would expand this functionality.
See users accessing the system – It’s very handy to see how many users have accessed under user statistics. It would also be great to see attempted logins, and a useful addition would be to be able to click that number and see who accessed. And even better would be to be able to click on that name and see their entries in the log. This would make it easier to troubleshoot with users.
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