Default event report Date on DHIS2 Version 2.28

Hello everyone,

My name is ISABANE Janvier from HISP – Rwanda. We are currently working on tracker program and we would like to know if there is a way of not prompting current date (Leave It empty)
on reporting date while creating a new event.

The reason is that “People tend to leave it as it is (Current Date) shows up by default even when historical date entered ”

for instance I want to capture event happened last week and by adding the new event on stage, reporting date comes by current date by default. Users by mistake leave it as it is.

we are using DHIS2 Version 2.28

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Best Regards,


ISABANE Janvier
Junior Programmer
HISP Rwanda.
Mobile: +250 788 286 107,
address: KG 113 St, Kigali - Rwanda
website: hisprwanda.org

e-mail: isabane.janvier@hisprwanda.org / isabanej@gmail.com

Hi

The short answer is NO - the event date is what I normally call an “anchor” field, similar to e.g. having to specify an orgunit for any enrollment.

There is no simplistic solution to this (very common) challenge of users capturing data without actually consciously assessing the consistency and “meaning” of what they capture.

If the event contains any other dates you can use program rules to compare it with the event date (at least in 2.30 / 2.31, which supports the use of stage-specific event dates in program rules/indicators) - but you are in many ways faced with the same challenge for ANY date field since the calender popup always default to the current date.

So my preferred solution is to hit the problem straight on:

  • intensive training of data capturers on how to avoid this mistake

  • intensive monitoring / checking of what they capture until they have largely got it right.

Or in other words, don’t let human beings getting away with being slackers…

Regards

Calle

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Dear Calle,

Thank you so much for your quick response.

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Best Regards,


ISABANE Janvier
Junior Programmer
HISP Rwanda.
Mobile: +250 788 286 107,
address: KG 113 St, Kigali - Rwanda
website: hisprwanda.org

e-mail: isabane.janvier@hisprwanda.org / isabanej@gmail.com

Hey there Isabane :slight_smile:

We do not support configuring this at the moment, and you are welcome to register a jira feature request explaining your use case: jira.dhis2.org.

Do you expect most events to be back-entry you might also make a program rule that informs the user if she creates an event that has the current date as event date. This can be done with a warning, an error or information in the feedback widget. Happy to discuss options further on: https://community.dhis2.org/

Best regards,

Markus

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Best Regards,


ISABANE Janvier
Junior Programmer
HISP Rwanda.
Mobile: +250 788 286 107,
address: KG 113 St, Kigali - Rwanda
website: hisprwanda.org

e-mail: isabane.janvier@hisprwanda.org / isabanej@gmail.com