Category Option Combos, naming of

We are using 2.18, but I’ve seen this occur in earlier versions as well…

We created simple disaggregations:

  • Category Options: 2 age groups and 2 genders
  • Category: 1 Age (encompassing the 2 age category options), 1 Gender (encompassing the 2 gender category options)
  • Category Combination: 1 called AgeGender (encompassing both categories)

We assigned the Category Combination to the data elements.

However, when viewing the Category Option Combos (there are 4) either when designing a Data Entry Form or when viewing the Category Option Combos in the Data Elements/Indicators App, the naming of the Category Option Combos varies and there’s no way to change it. In one of the four instances, the gender precedes the age group, making the naming convention inconsistent and difficult to manage. The Category Option Combo names seem to be created randomly. Is there a way to make them generate in a consistent manner?

What we have now via the Category Option Combos view:

(14+ yrs, Female)
(Male, 14+ yrs)
(0-14 yrs, Male)
(0-14 yrs, Female)

It is always showing up this way when in Data Entry form design. However, and I swear I’m not going crazy, sometimes when I go to the Category Option Combos view, one of the Female groups ​shows up as (Female, 14+ yrs, ) and another one shows as (14+ yrs, Male). If I refresh the screen or come back to it later it will eventually display as listed above.

Any advice?

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Laura E. Lincks
Database Manager/Developer
ICAP - Columbia University
Mailman School of Public Health
60 Haven Ave, Floor B1
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212 304 7132

Now it shows up as follows: (Note Male and Female 14+ swapped… I did nothing to encourage this! Refreshing the screen shows it as it was originally with Male, 14+ yrs)

Name
(0-14 yrs, Female)
(0-14 yrs, Male)
(14+ yrs, Male)
(Female, 14+ yrs)

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On Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 2:34 PM, Laura E. Lincks laura.lincks@icap.columbia.edu wrote:

We are using 2.18, but I’ve seen this occur in earlier versions as well…

We created simple disaggregations:

  • Category Options: 2 age groups and 2 genders
  • Category: 1 Age (encompassing the 2 age category options), 1 Gender (encompassing the 2 gender category options)
  • Category Combination: 1 called AgeGender (encompassing both categories)

We assigned the Category Combination to the data elements.

However, when viewing the Category Option Combos (there are 4) either when designing a Data Entry Form or when viewing the Category Option Combos in the Data Elements/Indicators App, the naming of the Category Option Combos varies and there’s no way to change it. In one of the four instances, the gender precedes the age group, making the naming convention inconsistent and difficult to manage. The Category Option Combo names seem to be created randomly. Is there a way to make them generate in a consistent manner?

What we have now via the Category Option Combos view:

(14+ yrs, Female)
(Male, 14+ yrs)
(0-14 yrs, Male)
(0-14 yrs, Female)

It is always showing up this way when in Data Entry form design. However, and I swear I’m not going crazy, sometimes when I go to the Category Option Combos view, one of the Female groups ​shows up as (Female, 14+ yrs, ) and another one shows as (14+ yrs, Male). If I refresh the screen or come back to it later it will eventually display as listed above.

Any advice?

Laura E. Lincks
Database Manager/Developer
ICAP - Columbia University
Mailman School of Public Health
60 Haven Ave, Floor B1
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212 304 7132

Laura E. Lincks
Database Manager/Developer
ICAP - Columbia University
Mailman School of Public Health
60 Haven Ave, Floor B1
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212 304 7132

Hi Laura,

unfortunately the order of options in category option combinations are now
well-defined at the moment. We will work on this.

regards,

Lars