Add dashboard to another user's account

Hello DHIS2 user’s group,

(Using version 2.14 currently)

From what I can tell, a user can create their own dashboards, but after that they are jailed inside that user’s account. If an administrator wanted to set up a default set of dashboards for a user or a usergroup (based on their type of work), how would they do that? Just a quick link to the documentation would be greatly helpful if it is possible, and consider it a feature request if it is not.

I was able to find this in the documentation “32.20.4. Adding, moving and removing dashboard items and content” @ https://www.dhis2.org/doc/snapshot/en/user/html/ch32s20.html

It seems that I can use the api to accomplish that, but that seems a bit overkill for this kind of duty.

Timothy Harding
PeaceCorps Volunteer

Republic of Vanuatu

hardingt@gmail.com

+678 5955137

Hi,

I’m sorry, but not sure if this was introduced in 2.14 or 2.15, but there should be a button called “Sharing” on the top of the dashboard, this will allow super-users to share out a dashboard to a specific user-group (and you can set read-only, read-write etc).

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Morten

On Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 9:46 AM, Timothy Harding hardingt@gmail.com wrote:

Hello DHIS2 user’s group,

(Using version 2.14 currently)

From what I can tell, a user can create their own dashboards, but after that they are jailed inside that user’s account. If an administrator wanted to set up a default set of dashboards for a user or a usergroup (based on their type of work), how would they do that? Just a quick link to the documentation would be greatly helpful if it is possible, and consider it a feature request if it is not.

I was able to find this in the documentation “32.20.4. Adding, moving and removing dashboard items and content” @ https://www.dhis2.org/doc/snapshot/en/user/html/ch32s20.html

It seems that I can use the api to accomplish that, but that seems a bit overkill for this kind of duty.

Timothy Harding
PeaceCorps Volunteer

Republic of Vanuatu

hardingt@gmail.com

+678 5955137


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2.14 does have that button, and I had tried using it a few times but it didn’t seem to work on my development machine. I just gave it one last shot using our live system and it worked. So thanks, and I’m curious about what I was doing wrong on the test machine. Thanks for the help Morten!

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Timothy Harding
PeaceCorps Volunteer

Republic of Vanuatu

hardingt@gmail.com

+678 5955137

On Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 2:28 PM, Morten Olav Hansen mortenoh@gmail.com wrote:

Hi,

I’m sorry, but not sure if this was introduced in 2.14 or 2.15, but there should be a button called “Sharing” on the top of the dashboard, this will allow super-users to share out a dashboard to a specific user-group (and you can set read-only, read-write etc).


Morten

On Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 9:46 AM, Timothy Harding hardingt@gmail.com wrote:

Hello DHIS2 user’s group,

(Using version 2.14 currently)

From what I can tell, a user can create their own dashboards, but after that they are jailed inside that user’s account. If an administrator wanted to set up a default set of dashboards for a user or a usergroup (based on their type of work), how would they do that? Just a quick link to the documentation would be greatly helpful if it is possible, and consider it a feature request if it is not.

I was able to find this in the documentation “32.20.4. Adding, moving and removing dashboard items and content” @ https://www.dhis2.org/doc/snapshot/en/user/html/ch32s20.html

It seems that I can use the api to accomplish that, but that seems a bit overkill for this kind of duty.

Timothy Harding
PeaceCorps Volunteer

Republic of Vanuatu

hardingt@gmail.com

+678 5955137


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Hi

Let me add my experience too. It is right that a dashboard is solely dedicated to an user in current version of DHIS2. As Timothy said I had similar interest and saw the limitation of DHIS2. In fact, I realized that there are better ways of achieving my objective of having my program people working at various levels to have a standard set of dashboards. What I did was that I determined a standard set of indicators that is computable from the data that are needed for my program to monitor and use to inform program decision. Then I designed the analysis in DHIS2; some indicators were better presented in Chart, some in Tables and Some in GIS. Then I created a sample dashboard under my user login by populating with those charts, tables, and GIS analysis. Then I held a training session with all my staff and walked them through concept, objectives, process and final result by when they all created same set of charts, tables and GIS maps and populated their own dashboard. This way, I could trained them to be able to do it themselves.

As Olav said DHIS2 has functionality that enables higher lever user to design some analysis and give access to others which they can use to modify to suit their level of organization level. This is equally good. I tried that also but didn’t help much in ensuring that people develop their skills of doing it when they needed to.

I hope it helps.

Bal Ram Bhui

Nairobi

2.14 does have that button, and I had tried using it a few times but it didn’t seem to work on my development machine. I just gave it one last shot using our live system and it worked. So thanks, and I’m curious about what I was doing wrong on the test machine. Thanks for the help Morten!

Timothy Harding
PeaceCorps Volunteer

Republic of Vanuatu

hardingt@gmail.com

+678 5955137

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On Friday, August 8, 2014 6:37 AM, Timothy Harding hardingt@gmail.com wrote:

On Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 2:28 PM, Morten Olav Hansen mortenoh@gmail.com wrote:

Hi,

I’m sorry, but not sure if this was introduced in 2.14 or 2.15, but there should be a button called “Sharing” on the top of the dashboard, this will allow super-users to share out a dashboard to a specific user-group (and you can set read-only, read-write etc).


Morten

On Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 9:46 AM, Timothy Harding hardingt@gmail.com wrote:

Hello DHIS2 user’s group,

(Using version 2.14 currently)

From what I can tell, a user can create their own dashboards, but after that they are jailed inside that user’s account. If an administrator wanted to set up a default set of dashboards for a user or a usergroup (based on their type of work), how would they do that? Just a quick link to the documentation would be greatly helpful if it is possible, and consider it a feature request if it is not.

I was able to find this in the documentation “32.20.4. Adding, moving and removing dashboard items and content” @ https://www.dhis2.org/doc/snapshot/en/user/html/ch32s20.html

It seems that I can use the api to accomplish that, but that seems a bit overkill for this kind of duty.

Timothy Harding
PeaceCorps Volunteer

Republic of Vanuatu

hardingt@gmail.com

+678 5955137


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