Announcing Metadata Assignment App Release

Metadata Assignment App Release

Version 2.0.0 - May 22, 2024


The University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) DHIS2 Lab is excited to announce the release of the Metadata Assignment App 2.0, a quick and user-friendly DHIS2 tool designed to streamline the process of assigning or unassigning organization units to or from datasets and programs. The Assignment App offers an intuitive interface and robust functionality to enhance your data management experience within DHIS2.

The Metadata Assignment App 2.0 is a major revamp of our initial application. This version now employs the recommended DHIS2 design system and is fully compatible with the latest DHIS2 versions, including v40.

The Metadata Assignment App 2.0 is now available in DHIS2 App hub

New Features

Form Assignment Table: Easily view and manage assignments with the Form Assignment table, which displays organization units and collection forms available in your instance.

Dynamic Cell Color Transition: Visual feedback during the assignment process with dynamic cell color changes. Click on a table cell to assign or unassign a dataset or program. Assigned cells change from their original state to yellow and then to green. Unassigned cells revert from green to yellow and back to their original color.

Organization Unit Hierarchy Navigation: Simplify the selection of specific organization units using the hierarchy icon. Click the organization unit hierarchy icon to navigate and choose the desired organization unit for assignment.

Search Functionality: Quickly locate organization units and collection forms with the search feature. Enter the name of the organization unit or collection form in the search bar to filter results for easier assignment management.


Enhanced User Interface: The interface has been revamped to align with the recommended DHIS2 design system.

Compatibility with the latest DHIS2 versions: Fully compatible with the latest DHIS2 versions, including v40.

Additional Information

  • Support: For support or to report issues, please contact our UDSM DHIS2 Lab support team at or through Our GitHub page
  • Feedback: We value your feedback! Please provide any feedback on this release here.

Thank you for using the Metadata Assignment App. We are committed to continuously improving the tool based on your experience and feedback and we appreciate your support.