Data element csv file import

Hi folks,

My name is Fernando Maposse from Mozambique. Iam new to DHIS2 and I have some problems with data elements. I have imported a csv file of data elements into DHIS2, but the problem is for every data element in dhis 2 I have data element name, UID, short name , for name, value type, aggregate operator, category combination all in the same line. Iam sharing two screenshots below

Thanks in advance



Your problem here is that you are importing csv data that’s been encoded with some non-UTF8 codepage (typically one of the extended codepages used by 32-bits software like MS Office or similar).

I’ve reported the same problem occurring when you export DHIS2 meta-data back into Excel via SQL View or similar - those special characters become unknowns - but there’s been no response from the core dev team last I checked.

Try to find a way of ensuring that the csv file is 100% UTF-8 compatible, and see if that works better.

Best regards


Thank you,Calle, for your help.