Data elements not showing up when creating data set

Hi - I’m a brand new DHIS2 user. I’m trying to create a data set. I created two data elements, but when I go to create a data set, the data elements do not appear in the ‘Available data elements’ box. The drop down menu only shows data element groups, and even when I select the data element group, the data elements within that group do not appear. What am I missing?

-Carolyn Gulas

THe data elements should show up on the same screen that you are creating your dataset.

What is your setup? DHIS Live on Windows, Tomcat on Linux? What version and build? Any error message in the log?

Knut

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On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 10:23 PM, Carolyn Gulas cgulas@ona.io wrote:

-Carolyn Gulas

Hi - I’m a brand new DHIS2 user. I’m trying to create a data set. I created two data elements, but when I go to create a data set, the data elements do not appear in the ‘Available data elements’ box. The drop down menu only shows data element groups, and even when I select the data element group, the data elements within that group do not appear. What am I missing?


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Did you change the domain type? Only aggregate data elements can be part of dataset

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On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 10:23 PM, Carolyn Gulas cgulas@ona.io wrote:

-Carolyn Gulas

Hi - I’m a brand new DHIS2 user. I’m trying to create a data set. I created two data elements, but when I go to create a data set, the data elements do not appear in the ‘Available data elements’ box. The drop down menu only shows data element groups, and even when I select the data element group, the data elements within that group do not appear. What am I missing?


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Yeah, the data we want to enter is patient-level data. How do you create data entry forms for patient-level data elements then? Is there a reason why only aggregate data elements can be part of a dataset?

Thanks.

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On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 5:18 PM, Morten Olav Hansen mortenoh@gmail.com wrote:

Did you change the domain type? Only aggregate data elements can be part of dataset

On Jan 31, 2014 5:13 AM, “Knut Staring” knutst@gmail.com wrote:

THe data elements should show up on the same screen that you are creating your dataset.

What is your setup? DHIS Live on Windows, Tomcat on Linux? What version and build? Any error message in the log?

Knut


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On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 10:23 PM, Carolyn Gulas cgulas@ona.io wrote:

-Carolyn Gulas

Hi - I’m a brand new DHIS2 user. I’m trying to create a data set. I created two data elements, but when I go to create a data set, the data elements do not appear in the ‘Available data elements’ box. The drop down menu only shows data element groups, and even when I select the data element group, the data elements within that group do not appear. What am I missing?


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The logic for patient-level data is quite different. Go to Maintenance → Persons and Programs and create a program. Each program can have one or more stages. Each stage is like a dataset in the sense that it is like a form with data entry fields.

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On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 5:20 PM, Carolyn Gulas cgulas@ona.io wrote:

Yeah, the data we want to enter is patient-level data. How do you create data entry forms for patient-level data elements then? Is there a reason why only aggregate data elements can be part of a dataset?

Thanks.


Knut Staring

Dept. of Informatics, University of Oslo

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http://dhis2.org

On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 5:18 PM, Morten Olav Hansen mortenoh@gmail.com wrote:

Did you change the domain type? Only aggregate data elements can be part of dataset

On Jan 31, 2014 5:13 AM, “Knut Staring” knutst@gmail.com wrote:

THe data elements should show up on the same screen that you are creating your dataset.

What is your setup? DHIS Live on Windows, Tomcat on Linux? What version and build? Any error message in the log?

Knut


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On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 10:23 PM, Carolyn Gulas cgulas@ona.io wrote:

-Carolyn Gulas

Hi - I’m a brand new DHIS2 user. I’m trying to create a data set. I created two data elements, but when I go to create a data set, the data elements do not appear in the ‘Available data elements’ box. The drop down menu only shows data element groups, and even when I select the data element group, the data elements within that group do not appear. What am I missing?


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I’m looking for info on this in the user manual? Is there a section on this where it tells you how to create programs and stages?

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On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 11:27 AM, Knut Staring knutst@gmail.com wrote:

The logic for patient-level data is quite different. Go to Maintenance → Persons and Programs and create a program. Each program can have one or more stages. Each stage is like a dataset in the sense that it is like a form with data entry fields.

On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 5:20 PM, Carolyn Gulas cgulas@ona.io wrote:

Yeah, the data we want to enter is patient-level data. How do you create data entry forms for patient-level data elements then? Is there a reason why only aggregate data elements can be part of a dataset?

Thanks.


Knut Staring

Dept. of Informatics, University of Oslo

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http://dhis2.org

On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 5:18 PM, Morten Olav Hansen mortenoh@gmail.com wrote:

Did you change the domain type? Only aggregate data elements can be part of dataset

On Jan 31, 2014 5:13 AM, “Knut Staring” knutst@gmail.com wrote:

THe data elements should show up on the same screen that you are creating your dataset.

What is your setup? DHIS Live on Windows, Tomcat on Linux? What version and build? Any error message in the log?

Knut


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-Carolyn Gulas

Hi - I’m a brand new DHIS2 user. I’m trying to create a data set. I created two data elements, but when I go to create a data set, the data elements do not appear in the ‘Available data elements’ box. The drop down menu only shows data element groups, and even when I select the data element group, the data elements within that group do not appear. What am I missing?


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Unfortunately, the Patient/case data modules are poorly documented (and also a bit in flux, still undergoing major revisions).

But the idea is that a Program consists of various stages (though can certainly be only one) and each stage has a form for data collection. You will see a list of available (patient domain) data elements.

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On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 7:44 PM, Carolyn Gulas cgulas@ona.io wrote:

I’m looking for info on this in the user manual? Is there a section on this where it tells you how to create programs and stages?


Knut Staring

Dept. of Informatics, University of Oslo

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http://dhis2.org

On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 11:27 AM, Knut Staring knutst@gmail.com wrote:

The logic for patient-level data is quite different. Go to Maintenance → Persons and Programs and create a program. Each program can have one or more stages. Each stage is like a dataset in the sense that it is like a form with data entry fields.

On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 5:20 PM, Carolyn Gulas cgulas@ona.io wrote:

Yeah, the data we want to enter is patient-level data. How do you create data entry forms for patient-level data elements then? Is there a reason why only aggregate data elements can be part of a dataset?

Thanks.


Knut Staring

Dept. of Informatics, University of Oslo

+4791880522

http://dhis2.org

On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 5:18 PM, Morten Olav Hansen mortenoh@gmail.com wrote:

Did you change the domain type? Only aggregate data elements can be part of dataset

On Jan 31, 2014 5:13 AM, “Knut Staring” knutst@gmail.com wrote:

THe data elements should show up on the same screen that you are creating your dataset.

What is your setup? DHIS Live on Windows, Tomcat on Linux? What version and build? Any error message in the log?

Knut


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On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 10:23 PM, Carolyn Gulas cgulas@ona.io wrote:

-Carolyn Gulas

Hi - I’m a brand new DHIS2 user. I’m trying to create a data set. I created two data elements, but when I go to create a data set, the data elements do not appear in the ‘Available data elements’ box. The drop down menu only shows data element groups, and even when I select the data element group, the data elements within that group do not appear. What am I missing?


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Here is the relevant documentation:
http://www.dhis2.org/doc/snapshot/en/user/html/ch26.html

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On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 7:49 PM, Knut Staring knutst@gmail.com wrote:

Unfortunately, the Patient/case data modules are poorly documented (and also a bit in flux, still undergoing major revisions).

But the idea is that a Program consists of various stages (though can certainly be only one) and each stage has a form for data collection. You will see a list of available (patient domain) data elements.


Knut Staring

Dept. of Informatics, University of Oslo

+4791880522

http://dhis2.org

On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 7:44 PM, Carolyn Gulas cgulas@ona.io wrote:

I’m looking for info on this in the user manual? Is there a section on this where it tells you how to create programs and stages?


Knut Staring

Dept. of Informatics, University of Oslo

+4791880522

http://dhis2.org

On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 11:27 AM, Knut Staring knutst@gmail.com wrote:

The logic for patient-level data is quite different. Go to Maintenance → Persons and Programs and create a program. Each program can have one or more stages. Each stage is like a dataset in the sense that it is like a form with data entry fields.

On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 5:20 PM, Carolyn Gulas cgulas@ona.io wrote:

Yeah, the data we want to enter is patient-level data. How do you create data entry forms for patient-level data elements then? Is there a reason why only aggregate data elements can be part of a dataset?

Thanks.


Knut Staring

Dept. of Informatics, University of Oslo

+4791880522

http://dhis2.org

On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 5:18 PM, Morten Olav Hansen mortenoh@gmail.com wrote:

Did you change the domain type? Only aggregate data elements can be part of dataset

On Jan 31, 2014 5:13 AM, “Knut Staring” knutst@gmail.com wrote:

THe data elements should show up on the same screen that you are creating your dataset.

What is your setup? DHIS Live on Windows, Tomcat on Linux? What version and build? Any error message in the log?

Knut


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On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 10:23 PM, Carolyn Gulas cgulas@ona.io wrote:

-Carolyn Gulas

Hi - I’m a brand new DHIS2 user. I’m trying to create a data set. I created two data elements, but when I go to create a data set, the data elements do not appear in the ‘Available data elements’ box. The drop down menu only shows data element groups, and even when I select the data element group, the data elements within that group do not appear. What am I missing?


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Ok, thanks for this information. I’ll take a look and get back if I have more questions.

Thanks for the speedy responses!

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On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 1:51 PM, Knut Staring knutst@gmail.com wrote:

Here is the relevant documentation:
http://www.dhis2.org/doc/snapshot/en/user/html/ch26.html

On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 7:49 PM, Knut Staring knutst@gmail.com wrote:

Unfortunately, the Patient/case data modules are poorly documented (and also a bit in flux, still undergoing major revisions).

But the idea is that a Program consists of various stages (though can certainly be only one) and each stage has a form for data collection. You will see a list of available (patient domain) data elements.


Knut Staring

Dept. of Informatics, University of Oslo

+4791880522

http://dhis2.org

On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 7:44 PM, Carolyn Gulas cgulas@ona.io wrote:

I’m looking for info on this in the user manual? Is there a section on this where it tells you how to create programs and stages?


Knut Staring

Dept. of Informatics, University of Oslo

+4791880522

http://dhis2.org

On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 11:27 AM, Knut Staring knutst@gmail.com wrote:

The logic for patient-level data is quite different. Go to Maintenance → Persons and Programs and create a program. Each program can have one or more stages. Each stage is like a dataset in the sense that it is like a form with data entry fields.

On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 5:20 PM, Carolyn Gulas cgulas@ona.io wrote:

Yeah, the data we want to enter is patient-level data. How do you create data entry forms for patient-level data elements then? Is there a reason why only aggregate data elements can be part of a dataset?

Thanks.


Knut Staring

Dept. of Informatics, University of Oslo

+4791880522

http://dhis2.org

On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 5:18 PM, Morten Olav Hansen mortenoh@gmail.com wrote:

Did you change the domain type? Only aggregate data elements can be part of dataset

On Jan 31, 2014 5:13 AM, “Knut Staring” knutst@gmail.com wrote:

THe data elements should show up on the same screen that you are creating your dataset.

What is your setup? DHIS Live on Windows, Tomcat on Linux? What version and build? Any error message in the log?

Knut


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On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 10:23 PM, Carolyn Gulas cgulas@ona.io wrote:

-Carolyn Gulas

Hi - I’m a brand new DHIS2 user. I’m trying to create a data set. I created two data elements, but when I go to create a data set, the data elements do not appear in the ‘Available data elements’ box. The drop down menu only shows data element groups, and even when I select the data element group, the data elements within that group do not appear. What am I missing?


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Ok, maybe if I describe what I’m trying to do, I can be pointed in the right direction, since I’m still a little lost. We have patient-level survey data about a Vitamin A campaign across 7 countries. There is no personal identifier, but we do collect child age in months, sex, received vitamin A, how did you hear about campaign, etc… We want to import this data into DHIS2 and create a dashboard with the aggregate data.

Am I correct in thinking we should create a single event without registration program?

Do you only create person attributes if you create a program with a person registration?

When viewing a program stage, what is the difference between the ‘Edit’ and ‘Section management’ options? I see the patient domain data elements for each option, but not sure what the difference is.

For data values with predefined multiple choice options, like for the question ‘How did you hear about this campaign’ where the answer choices are things like radio, tv, family member, etc.; how do you add these data elements to the program? Under value type, I don’t see an option for a custom choice selection.

Finally, when filling in the data entry form under ‘Individual Records’, after hitting ‘Complete’, the results did not appear immediately in the ‘Total number of results’ section. Then it appeared later on. Is this just a time lag, or am I doing something wrong? I think maybe part of the problem is that there is a time lag for different things, which confuses me a great deal when I go back and things suddenly appear when I didn’t do anything immediately prior.

Ok, sorry for the long email…and thanks for your patience.

Carolyn

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On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 1:52 PM, Carolyn Gulas cgulas@ona.io wrote:

Ok, thanks for this information. I’ll take a look and get back if I have more questions.

Thanks for the speedy responses!

On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 1:51 PM, Knut Staring knutst@gmail.com wrote:

Here is the relevant documentation:
http://www.dhis2.org/doc/snapshot/en/user/html/ch26.html

On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 7:49 PM, Knut Staring knutst@gmail.com wrote:

Unfortunately, the Patient/case data modules are poorly documented (and also a bit in flux, still undergoing major revisions).

But the idea is that a Program consists of various stages (though can certainly be only one) and each stage has a form for data collection. You will see a list of available (patient domain) data elements.


Knut Staring

Dept. of Informatics, University of Oslo

+4791880522

http://dhis2.org

On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 7:44 PM, Carolyn Gulas cgulas@ona.io wrote:

I’m looking for info on this in the user manual? Is there a section on this where it tells you how to create programs and stages?


Knut Staring

Dept. of Informatics, University of Oslo

+4791880522

http://dhis2.org

On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 11:27 AM, Knut Staring knutst@gmail.com wrote:

The logic for patient-level data is quite different. Go to Maintenance → Persons and Programs and create a program. Each program can have one or more stages. Each stage is like a dataset in the sense that it is like a form with data entry fields.

On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 5:20 PM, Carolyn Gulas cgulas@ona.io wrote:

Yeah, the data we want to enter is patient-level data. How do you create data entry forms for patient-level data elements then? Is there a reason why only aggregate data elements can be part of a dataset?

Thanks.


Knut Staring

Dept. of Informatics, University of Oslo

+4791880522

http://dhis2.org

On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 5:18 PM, Morten Olav Hansen mortenoh@gmail.com wrote:

Did you change the domain type? Only aggregate data elements can be part of dataset

On Jan 31, 2014 5:13 AM, “Knut Staring” knutst@gmail.com wrote:

THe data elements should show up on the same screen that you are creating your dataset.

What is your setup? DHIS Live on Windows, Tomcat on Linux? What version and build? Any error message in the log?

Knut


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-Carolyn Gulas

Hi - I’m a brand new DHIS2 user. I’m trying to create a data set. I created two data elements, but when I go to create a data set, the data elements do not appear in the ‘Available data elements’ box. The drop down menu only shows data element groups, and even when I select the data element group, the data elements within that group do not appear. What am I missing?


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