DHIS version 2.6 released

Hi all,

DHIS version 2.6 is released. We have a long list of improvements:

1. A new Web API module which provides read access to most objects in
the system and read access to data values and messages: All resources
are uniquely identified by URLs and have a rich set of representation
formats; currently HTML, XML, JSON and JSONP. The resources are linked
and navigable meaning that you can easily move between related
resources using hyperlinks (for instance from the list of data sets to
one particular data set, then to one particular data element). Certain
resources (map, chart, report, report table and resource) have a
special view of the aggregate data (rather than the meta-data info)
which can be accessed by appending /data to the URL.

The primary purpose of the Web API is to make DHIS suitable as a
platform for third-party software clients and systems such as Web
portals, content management systems, dashboards and mobile device
clients. It provides a machine-readable API from where such clients
can retrieve the desired data over the well-known HTTP protocol,
without need for any knowledge of the DHIS internal technologies and
implementation. You can explored it here:

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/resources
http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/charts/j1gNXBgwKVm
http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/maps/H6jRsZXfDAp

A small demo on how reports, charts and maps produced by DHIS can be
embedded in a Web portal can be found here:

http://dhis2.org/portal

A more detailed write-up of the purpose and context of the Web API can
be found here:

http://dhis2.org/doc/snapshot/en/implementer/html/full.html#d5e1545

2. Saved charts in data visualizer module: After creating a chart and
data table you can now save it as a favorite by clicking on the
"Favorites" button in the top menu, then on "Manage favorites". This
makes it easy to later reload your chart and also put it on your
personal dashboard in the dashboard module. Favorites can be saved as
personal or system views (if user is authorized). This means that
users can create their own personal charts without affecting the list
of charts for other users.

The old chart user interface in reporting module has been removed -
the data visualizer module is now the place to create charts. Please
note the new "Chart options" panel on the left menu - all options from
the old charts are there but at the moment only implemented in the
image version of the charts (accessible from the dashboard). We will
soon implement these options in the client-side charts in data
visualizer module in order to make both versions compatible.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-visualizer/app/index.html

http://dhis2.org/doc/snapshot/en/user/html/full.html#d927e2985

3. Anonymous events: The beneficiary module now provides functionality
for registering anonymous events. Use-cases for such events are birth
certificates, nutrition surveys and inpatient morbidity/mortality
registries. Data for any number of data elements can be defined and
registered for a single event (no attributes).

Programs must be marked as "single event" and "anonymous" in
beneficiary module. Under "Event registration" in data records module
you can register the anonymous events. Start by clicking on "Create
new event", then fill the entry form before clicking "Complete data
entry".

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-caseentry/anonymousRegistration.action

(Select e.g. the first facility in the tree, Ngelehun CHC.)

4. Organisation unit group set analysis in data mart and report table:
The data mart engine now produces two new data mart tables for data
element and indicator data aggregated by organisation unit groups. In
more detail, for all organisation units there are records for all
organisation unit groups. This feature has currently been implemented
in the report table tool. You can include groups by clicking on
"Toggle organisation unit groups" in the add new report table screen.
We will implement support for groups in most analysis tools for next
release. Please note that only groups which are members of a group set
will be included.

This feature is particular useful for doing analysis based on facility
classification such as type and ownership; for instance you can now
investigate the immunization rates in public, private and faith-based
facilities within a province and see how they compare. It can also
support scenarios where donors want to analyse and compare the
performance of their implementing partners.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/reports/KlcaBsIqTV4/data

5. I18n: The user interface is now completely translated into French.
This will be very useful for the upcoming DHIS implementations in West
Africa. Thanks to Jason Pickering for managing this process.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-maintenance-settings/userGeneralSettings.action

6. Image maps: Map views from the GIS module are rendered and served
as images (PNG fomat). This is useful when you want to easily embed
maps in external Web sites. These image maps can be retrieved through
the Web API.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/maps/Y8dSQ3fH0Xe

7. Chart download in data visualizer: Charts can now be downloaded as
image files in PNG format by clicking on the "Download as" button from
the top menu and selecting "Image (PNG)" from the menu.

8. Data table in data visualizer: Data for the selected indicators,
data elements etc can now be viewed in a data table (in addition to
the chart). Simply click on the "Data table" button on the top menu to
show the table, then click again to hide.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-visualizer/app/index.html

9. Stable object identifiers: We have introduced a stable unique
identifier (uid) for all objects in the system. This is useful and
required for robust data exchange (rather than relying on identifying
objects by names or other attributes which can be modified by the end
user). These uids are used in the URLs in the Web API to uniquely
identify all objects.

10. Scheduling: More options for scheduled tasks are now available.
First, you can set which period types to include in the data mart
tasks, which means you can now have e.g. bi-monthly and six-monthly
periods in the data mart tables. Second, you can set the data mart
export strategy, i.e. whether you want to have the system a) export
data for the last 12 months every night, or b) export data for the
last 6 months every night except Sunday then data for the last 6 to 12
months every Sunday. The latter strategy will double the aggregation
capacity of the deployment, given that the time lag is acceptable.
Third you can set the lowest organisation unit level of aggregation
for the organisation unit group based data marts - please note it is
pointless to export organisation unit group data for the
facility/lowest layer.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-maintenance-dataadmin/viewScheduledTasks.action

11. WMS support in GIS: A Web Map Service is a standard protocol for
serving georeferenced map images over the Internet. To create a WMS
layer, navigate to the GIS module and click the "WMS overlays" button
below the layer tree in the top right corner. In the URL textfield you
are supposed to enter the WMS resource url, e.g.
http://iridl.ldeo.columbia.edu/SOURCES/.IRI/.Analyses/.CSMT/.Annual_Sum/X/Y/fig-+colors+-fig//antialias+true+psdef+/wmsfigmap
. The layer textfield expects the title of the layer so look for the
<title> tag in the WMS xml file.

http://dhis2.org/sites/default/files/screenshots/wms.png

12. Performance improvements all over the system: The network usage
and load time for maps in the GIS module is down to approximately 1/3
compared to version 2.5. The number of database connections required
to retrieve reports and charts has been greatly reduced which means
that the system will handle high user-concurrency better. Data mart
generation time is down approximately 20 %.

13. Support for message notifications over SMS: Messages can now be
delivered to the users' mobile phones through SMS (in addition to the
DHIS inbox and e-mail). We will return with more info regarding
configuration later.

14. PDF download: Dynamic attributes are now included in the PDF
download for data elements, indicators and organisation units.

···

---

WAR file, Live package, source code and demo database can be downloaded here:

http://dhis2.org/downloads

Documentation and Javadocs are here:

http://dhis2.org/documentation

Source code branch page here:

https://code.launchpad.net/~dhis2-devs-core/dhis2/2.6

Happy new year and best regards,

the DHIS developer team

Great work!

Ola

···

On Dec 27, 2011 4:42 PM, “Lars Helge Øverland” larshelge@gmail.com wrote:

Hi all,

DHIS version 2.6 is released. We have a long list of improvements:

  1. A new Web API module which provides read access to most objects in

the system and read access to data values and messages: All resources

are uniquely identified by URLs and have a rich set of representation

formats; currently HTML, XML, JSON and JSONP. The resources are linked

and navigable meaning that you can easily move between related

resources using hyperlinks (for instance from the list of data sets to

one particular data set, then to one particular data element). Certain

resources (map, chart, report, report table and resource) have a

special view of the aggregate data (rather than the meta-data info)

which can be accessed by appending /data to the URL.

The primary purpose of the Web API is to make DHIS suitable as a

platform for third-party software clients and systems such as Web

portals, content management systems, dashboards and mobile device

clients. It provides a machine-readable API from where such clients

can retrieve the desired data over the well-known HTTP protocol,

without need for any knowledge of the DHIS internal technologies and

implementation. You can explored it here:

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/resources

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/charts/j1gNXBgwKVm

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/maps/H6jRsZXfDAp

A small demo on how reports, charts and maps produced by DHIS can be

embedded in a Web portal can be found here:

http://dhis2.org/portal

A more detailed write-up of the purpose and context of the Web API can

be found here:

http://dhis2.org/doc/snapshot/en/implementer/html/full.html#d5e1545

  1. Saved charts in data visualizer module: After creating a chart and

data table you can now save it as a favorite by clicking on the

“Favorites” button in the top menu, then on “Manage favorites”. This

makes it easy to later reload your chart and also put it on your

personal dashboard in the dashboard module. Favorites can be saved as

personal or system views (if user is authorized). This means that

users can create their own personal charts without affecting the list

of charts for other users.

The old chart user interface in reporting module has been removed -

the data visualizer module is now the place to create charts. Please

note the new “Chart options” panel on the left menu - all options from

the old charts are there but at the moment only implemented in the

image version of the charts (accessible from the dashboard). We will

soon implement these options in the client-side charts in data

visualizer module in order to make both versions compatible.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-visualizer/app/index.html

http://dhis2.org/doc/snapshot/en/user/html/full.html#d927e2985

  1. Anonymous events: The beneficiary module now provides functionality

for registering anonymous events. Use-cases for such events are birth

certificates, nutrition surveys and inpatient morbidity/mortality

registries. Data for any number of data elements can be defined and

registered for a single event (no attributes).

Programs must be marked as “single event” and “anonymous” in

beneficiary module. Under “Event registration” in data records module

you can register the anonymous events. Start by clicking on "Create

new event", then fill the entry form before clicking "Complete data

entry".

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-caseentry/anonymousRegistration.action

(Select e.g. the first facility in the tree, Ngelehun CHC.)

  1. Organisation unit group set analysis in data mart and report table:

The data mart engine now produces two new data mart tables for data

element and indicator data aggregated by organisation unit groups. In

more detail, for all organisation units there are records for all

organisation unit groups. This feature has currently been implemented

in the report table tool. You can include groups by clicking on

“Toggle organisation unit groups” in the add new report table screen.

We will implement support for groups in most analysis tools for next

release. Please note that only groups which are members of a group set

will be included.

This feature is particular useful for doing analysis based on facility

classification such as type and ownership; for instance you can now

investigate the immunization rates in public, private and faith-based

facilities within a province and see how they compare. It can also

support scenarios where donors want to analyse and compare the

performance of their implementing partners.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/reports/KlcaBsIqTV4/data

  1. I18n: The user interface is now completely translated into French.

This will be very useful for the upcoming DHIS implementations in West

Africa. Thanks to Jason Pickering for managing this process.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-maintenance-settings/userGeneralSettings.action

  1. Image maps: Map views from the GIS module are rendered and served

as images (PNG fomat). This is useful when you want to easily embed

maps in external Web sites. These image maps can be retrieved through

the Web API.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/maps/Y8dSQ3fH0Xe

  1. Chart download in data visualizer: Charts can now be downloaded as

image files in PNG format by clicking on the “Download as” button from

the top menu and selecting “Image (PNG)” from the menu.

  1. Data table in data visualizer: Data for the selected indicators,

data elements etc can now be viewed in a data table (in addition to

the chart). Simply click on the “Data table” button on the top menu to

show the table, then click again to hide.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-visualizer/app/index.html

  1. Stable object identifiers: We have introduced a stable unique

identifier (uid) for all objects in the system. This is useful and

required for robust data exchange (rather than relying on identifying

objects by names or other attributes which can be modified by the end

user). These uids are used in the URLs in the Web API to uniquely

identify all objects.

  1. Scheduling: More options for scheduled tasks are now available.

First, you can set which period types to include in the data mart

tasks, which means you can now have e.g. bi-monthly and six-monthly

periods in the data mart tables. Second, you can set the data mart

export strategy, i.e. whether you want to have the system a) export

data for the last 12 months every night, or b) export data for the

last 6 months every night except Sunday then data for the last 6 to 12

months every Sunday. The latter strategy will double the aggregation

capacity of the deployment, given that the time lag is acceptable.

Third you can set the lowest organisation unit level of aggregation

for the organisation unit group based data marts - please note it is

pointless to export organisation unit group data for the

facility/lowest layer.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-maintenance-dataadmin/viewScheduledTasks.action

  1. WMS support in GIS: A Web Map Service is a standard protocol for

serving georeferenced map images over the Internet. To create a WMS

layer, navigate to the GIS module and click the “WMS overlays” button

below the layer tree in the top right corner. In the URL textfield you

are supposed to enter the WMS resource url, e.g.

http://iridl.ldeo.columbia.edu/SOURCES/.IRI/.Analyses/.CSMT/.Annual_Sum/X/Y/fig-+colors±fig//antialias+true+psdef+/wmsfigmap

. The layer textfield expects the title of the layer so look for the

tag in the WMS xml file.

http://dhis2.org/sites/default/files/screenshots/wms.png

  1. Performance improvements all over the system: The network usage

and load time for maps in the GIS module is down to approximately 1/3

compared to version 2.5. The number of database connections required

to retrieve reports and charts has been greatly reduced which means

that the system will handle high user-concurrency better. Data mart

generation time is down approximately 20 %.

  1. Support for message notifications over SMS: Messages can now be

delivered to the users’ mobile phones through SMS (in addition to the

DHIS inbox and e-mail). We will return with more info regarding

configuration later.

  1. PDF download: Dynamic attributes are now included in the PDF

download for data elements, indicators and organisation units.


WAR file, Live package, source code and demo database can be downloaded here:

http://dhis2.org/downloads

Documentation and Javadocs are here:

http://dhis2.org/documentation

Source code branch page here:

https://code.launchpad.net/~dhis2-devs-core/dhis2/2.6

Happy new year and best regards,

the DHIS developer team


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Wow!
This is a very impressive list of improvements!
I want to thank everyone for all of the hard work which has clearly gone into this release.
I can’t wait to spend some time exploring these new features.

DHIS just keeps getting better.

Mark

···


Mark Spohr, MD

2011/12/27 Lars Helge Øverland larshelge@gmail.com

Hi all,

DHIS version 2.6 is released. We have a long list of improvements:

  1. A new Web API module which provides read access to most objects in

the system and read access to data values and messages: All resources

are uniquely identified by URLs and have a rich set of representation

formats; currently HTML, XML, JSON and JSONP. The resources are linked

and navigable meaning that you can easily move between related

resources using hyperlinks (for instance from the list of data sets to

one particular data set, then to one particular data element). Certain

resources (map, chart, report, report table and resource) have a

special view of the aggregate data (rather than the meta-data info)

which can be accessed by appending /data to the URL.

The primary purpose of the Web API is to make DHIS suitable as a

platform for third-party software clients and systems such as Web

portals, content management systems, dashboards and mobile device

clients. It provides a machine-readable API from where such clients

can retrieve the desired data over the well-known HTTP protocol,

without need for any knowledge of the DHIS internal technologies and

implementation. You can explored it here:

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/resources

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/charts/j1gNXBgwKVm

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/maps/H6jRsZXfDAp

A small demo on how reports, charts and maps produced by DHIS can be

embedded in a Web portal can be found here:

http://dhis2.org/portal

A more detailed write-up of the purpose and context of the Web API can

be found here:

http://dhis2.org/doc/snapshot/en/implementer/html/full.html#d5e1545

  1. Saved charts in data visualizer module: After creating a chart and

data table you can now save it as a favorite by clicking on the

“Favorites” button in the top menu, then on “Manage favorites”. This

makes it easy to later reload your chart and also put it on your

personal dashboard in the dashboard module. Favorites can be saved as

personal or system views (if user is authorized). This means that

users can create their own personal charts without affecting the list

of charts for other users.

The old chart user interface in reporting module has been removed -

the data visualizer module is now the place to create charts. Please

note the new “Chart options” panel on the left menu - all options from

the old charts are there but at the moment only implemented in the

image version of the charts (accessible from the dashboard). We will

soon implement these options in the client-side charts in data

visualizer module in order to make both versions compatible.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-visualizer/app/index.html

http://dhis2.org/doc/snapshot/en/user/html/full.html#d927e2985

  1. Anonymous events: The beneficiary module now provides functionality

for registering anonymous events. Use-cases for such events are birth

certificates, nutrition surveys and inpatient morbidity/mortality

registries. Data for any number of data elements can be defined and

registered for a single event (no attributes).

Programs must be marked as “single event” and “anonymous” in

beneficiary module. Under “Event registration” in data records module

you can register the anonymous events. Start by clicking on "Create

new event", then fill the entry form before clicking "Complete data

entry".

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-caseentry/anonymousRegistration.action

(Select e.g. the first facility in the tree, Ngelehun CHC.)

  1. Organisation unit group set analysis in data mart and report table:

The data mart engine now produces two new data mart tables for data

element and indicator data aggregated by organisation unit groups. In

more detail, for all organisation units there are records for all

organisation unit groups. This feature has currently been implemented

in the report table tool. You can include groups by clicking on

“Toggle organisation unit groups” in the add new report table screen.

We will implement support for groups in most analysis tools for next

release. Please note that only groups which are members of a group set

will be included.

This feature is particular useful for doing analysis based on facility

classification such as type and ownership; for instance you can now

investigate the immunization rates in public, private and faith-based

facilities within a province and see how they compare. It can also

support scenarios where donors want to analyse and compare the

performance of their implementing partners.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/reports/KlcaBsIqTV4/data

  1. I18n: The user interface is now completely translated into French.

This will be very useful for the upcoming DHIS implementations in West

Africa. Thanks to Jason Pickering for managing this process.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-maintenance-settings/userGeneralSettings.action

  1. Image maps: Map views from the GIS module are rendered and served

as images (PNG fomat). This is useful when you want to easily embed

maps in external Web sites. These image maps can be retrieved through

the Web API.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/maps/Y8dSQ3fH0Xe

  1. Chart download in data visualizer: Charts can now be downloaded as

image files in PNG format by clicking on the “Download as” button from

the top menu and selecting “Image (PNG)” from the menu.

  1. Data table in data visualizer: Data for the selected indicators,

data elements etc can now be viewed in a data table (in addition to

the chart). Simply click on the “Data table” button on the top menu to

show the table, then click again to hide.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-visualizer/app/index.html

  1. Stable object identifiers: We have introduced a stable unique

identifier (uid) for all objects in the system. This is useful and

required for robust data exchange (rather than relying on identifying

objects by names or other attributes which can be modified by the end

user). These uids are used in the URLs in the Web API to uniquely

identify all objects.

  1. Scheduling: More options for scheduled tasks are now available.

First, you can set which period types to include in the data mart

tasks, which means you can now have e.g. bi-monthly and six-monthly

periods in the data mart tables. Second, you can set the data mart

export strategy, i.e. whether you want to have the system a) export

data for the last 12 months every night, or b) export data for the

last 6 months every night except Sunday then data for the last 6 to 12

months every Sunday. The latter strategy will double the aggregation

capacity of the deployment, given that the time lag is acceptable.

Third you can set the lowest organisation unit level of aggregation

for the organisation unit group based data marts - please note it is

pointless to export organisation unit group data for the

facility/lowest layer.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-maintenance-dataadmin/viewScheduledTasks.action

  1. WMS support in GIS: A Web Map Service is a standard protocol for

serving georeferenced map images over the Internet. To create a WMS

layer, navigate to the GIS module and click the “WMS overlays” button

below the layer tree in the top right corner. In the URL textfield you

are supposed to enter the WMS resource url, e.g.

http://iridl.ldeo.columbia.edu/SOURCES/.IRI/.Analyses/.CSMT/.Annual_Sum/X/Y/fig-+colors±fig//antialias+true+psdef+/wmsfigmap

. The layer textfield expects the title of the layer so look for the

tag in the WMS xml file.

http://dhis2.org/sites/default/files/screenshots/wms.png

  1. Performance improvements all over the system: The network usage

and load time for maps in the GIS module is down to approximately 1/3

compared to version 2.5. The number of database connections required

to retrieve reports and charts has been greatly reduced which means

that the system will handle high user-concurrency better. Data mart

generation time is down approximately 20 %.

  1. Support for message notifications over SMS: Messages can now be

delivered to the users’ mobile phones through SMS (in addition to the

DHIS inbox and e-mail). We will return with more info regarding

configuration later.

  1. PDF download: Dynamic attributes are now included in the PDF

download for data elements, indicators and organisation units.


WAR file, Live package, source code and demo database can be downloaded here:

http://dhis2.org/downloads

Documentation and Javadocs are here:

http://dhis2.org/documentation

Source code branch page here:

https://code.launchpad.net/~dhis2-devs-core/dhis2/2.6

Happy new year and best regards,

the DHIS developer team


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Thanks Lars,

I was trying to navigate through this version 2.6 and am not getting charts!..no option for charts or i have to clean my cache.

···

Muhire Andrew

HMIS/Ministry of Health

God is my provider.


From: Lars Helge Øverland larshelge@gmail.com
To: DHIS 2 developers dhis2-devs@lists.launchpad.net; dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net
Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 8:42 PM
Subject: [Dhis2-users] DHIS version 2.6 released

Hi all,

DHIS version 2.6 is released. We have a long list of improvements:

  1. A new Web API module which provides read access to most objects in
    the system and read access to data values and messages: All resources
    are uniquely identified by URLs and have a rich set of representation
    formats; currently HTML, XML, JSON and JSONP. The resources are linked
    and navigable meaning that you can easily move between related
    resources using hyperlinks (for instance from the list of data sets to
    one particular data set, then to one particular data element). Certain
    resources (map, chart, report, report table and resource) have a
    special view of the aggregate data (rather than the meta-data info)
    which can be accessed by appending /data to the URL.

The primary purpose of the Web API is to make DHIS suitable as a
platform for third-party software clients and systems such as Web
portals, content management systems, dashboards and mobile device
clients. It provides a machine-readable API from where such clients
can retrieve the desired data over the well-known HTTP protocol,
without need for any knowledge of the DHIS internal technologies and
implementation. You can explored it here:

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/resources
http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/charts/j1gNXBgwKVm
http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/maps/H6jRsZXfDAp

A small demo on how reports, charts and maps produced by DHIS can be
embedded in a Web portal can be found here:

http://dhis2.org/portal

A more detailed write-up of the purpose and context of the Web API can
be found here:

http://dhis2.org/doc/snapshot/en/implementer/html/full.html#d5e1545

  1. Saved charts in data visualizer module: After creating a chart and
    data table you can now save it as a favorite by clicking on the
    “Favorites” button in the top menu, then on “Manage favorites”. This
    makes it easy to later reload your chart and also put it on your
    personal dashboard in the dashboard module. Favorites can be saved as
    personal or system views (if user is authorized). This means that
    users can create their own personal charts without affecting the list
    of charts for other users.

The old chart user interface in reporting module has been removed -
the data visualizer module is now the place to create charts. Please
note the new “Chart options” panel on the left menu - all options from
the old charts are there but at the moment only implemented in the
image version of the charts (accessible from the dashboard). We will
soon implement these options in the client-side charts in data
visualizer module in order to make both versions compatible.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-visualizer/app/index.html

http://dhis2.org/doc/snapshot/en/user/html/full.html#d927e2985

  1. Anonymous events: The beneficiary module now provides functionality
    for registering anonymous events. Use-cases for such events are birth
    certificates, nutrition surveys and inpatient morbidity/mortality
    registries. Data for any number of data elements can be defined and
    registered for a single event (no attributes).

Programs must be marked as “single event” and “anonymous” in
beneficiary module. Under “Event registration” in data records module
you can register the anonymous events. Start by clicking on “Create
new event”, then fill the entry form before clicking “Complete data
entry”.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-caseentry/anonymousRegistration.action

(Select e.g. the first facility in the tree, Ngelehun CHC.)

  1. Organisation unit group set analysis in data mart and report table:
    The data mart engine now produces two new data mart tables for data
    element and indicator data aggregated by organisation unit groups. In
    more detail, for all organisation units there are records for all
    organisation unit groups. This feature has currently been implemented
    in the report table tool. You can include groups by clicking on
    “Toggle organisation unit groups” in the add new report table screen.
    We will implement support for groups in most analysis tools for next
    release. Please note that only groups which are members of a group set
    will be included.

This feature is particular useful for doing analysis based on facility
classification such as type and ownership; for instance you can now
investigate the immunization rates in public, private and faith-based
facilities within a province and see how they compare. It can also
support scenarios where donors want to analyse and compare the
performance of their implementing partners.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/reports/KlcaBsIqTV4/data

  1. I18n: The user interface is now completely translated into French.
    This will be very useful for the upcoming DHIS implementations in West
    Africa. Thanks to Jason Pickering for managing this process.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-maintenance-settings/userGeneralSettings.action

  1. Image maps: Map views from the GIS module are rendered and served
    as images (PNG fomat). This is useful when you want to easily embed
    maps in external Web sites. These image maps can be retrieved through
    the Web API.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/maps/Y8dSQ3fH0Xe

  1. Chart download in data visualizer: Charts can now be downloaded as
    image files in PNG format by clicking on the “Download as” button from
    the top menu and selecting “Image (PNG)” from the menu.

  2. Data table in data visualizer: Data for the selected indicators,
    data elements etc can now be viewed in a data table (in addition to
    the chart). Simply click on the “Data table” button on the top menu to
    show the table, then click again to hide.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-visualizer/app/index.html

  1. Stable object identifiers: We have introduced a stable unique
    identifier (uid) for all objects in the system. This is useful and
    required for robust data exchange (rather than relying on identifying
    objects by names or other attributes which can be modified by the end
    user). These uids are used in the URLs in the Web API to uniquely
    identify all objects.

  2. Scheduling: More options for scheduled tasks are now available.
    First, you can set which period types to include in the data mart
    tasks, which means you can now have e.g. bi-monthly and six-monthly
    periods in the data mart tables. Second, you can set the data mart
    export strategy, i.e. whether you want to have the system a) export
    data for the last 12 months every night, or b) export data for the
    last 6 months every night except Sunday then data for the last 6 to 12
    months every Sunday. The latter strategy will double the aggregation
    capacity of the deployment, given that the time lag is acceptable.
    Third you can set the lowest organisation unit level of aggregation
    for the organisation unit group based data marts - please note it is
    pointless to export organisation unit group data for the
    facility/lowest layer.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-maintenance-dataadmin/viewScheduledTasks.action

  1. WMS support in GIS: A Web Map Service is a standard protocol for
    serving georeferenced map images over the Internet. To create a WMS
    layer, navigate to the GIS module and click the “WMS overlays” button
    below the layer tree in the top right corner. In the URL textfield you
    are supposed to enter the WMS resource url, e.g.
    http://iridl.ldeo.columbia.edu/SOURCES/.IRI/.Analyses/.CSMT/.Annual_Sum/X/Y/fig-+colors±fig//antialias+true+psdef+/wmsfigmap
    . The layer textfield expects the title of the layer so look for the
tag in the WMS xml file.

http://dhis2.org/sites/default/files/screenshots/wms.png

  1. Performance improvements all over the system: The network usage
    and load time for maps in the GIS module is down to approximately 1/3
    compared to version 2.5. The number of database connections required
    to retrieve reports and charts has been greatly reduced which means
    that the system will handle high user-concurrency better. Data mart
    generation time is down approximately 20 %.

  2. Support for message notifications over SMS: Messages can now be
    delivered to the users’ mobile phones through SMS (in addition to the
    DHIS inbox and e-mail). We will return with more info regarding
    configuration later.

  3. PDF download: Dynamic attributes are now included in the PDF
    download for data elements, indicators and organisation units.


WAR file, Live package, source code and demo database can be downloaded here:

http://dhis2.org/downloads

Documentation and Javadocs are here:

http://dhis2.org/documentation

Source code branch page here:

https://code.launchpad.net/~dhis2-devs-core/dhis2/2.6

Happy new year and best regards,

the DHIS developer team


Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~dhis2-users
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Hi

Charts can now be found in the Data Visualizer module.

Services -> Data Visualizer

···

--
Morten

On Wed, Dec 28, 2011 at 7:27 AM, Muhire Andrew <muhireandrew@yahoo.com> wrote:

Thanks Lars,
I was trying to navigate through this version 2.6 and am
not getting charts!........no option for charts or i have to clean my cache.

________________________________

Muhire Andrew
HMIS/Ministry of Health
God is my provider.

________________________________
From: Lars Helge Øverland <larshelge@gmail.com>
To: DHIS 2 developers <dhis2-devs@lists.launchpad.net>;
dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net
Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 8:42 PM
Subject: [Dhis2-users] DHIS version 2.6 released

Hi all,

DHIS version 2.6 is released. We have a long list of improvements:

1. A new Web API module which provides read access to most objects in
the system and read access to data values and messages: All resources
are uniquely identified by URLs and have a rich set of representation
formats; currently HTML, XML, JSON and JSONP. The resources are linked
and navigable meaning that you can easily move between related
resources using hyperlinks (for instance from the list of data sets to
one particular data set, then to one particular data element). Certain
resources (map, chart, report, report table and resource) have a
special view of the aggregate data (rather than the meta-data info)
which can be accessed by appending /data to the URL.

The primary purpose of the Web API is to make DHIS suitable as a
platform for third-party software clients and systems such as Web
portals, content management systems, dashboards and mobile device
clients. It provides a machine-readable API from where such clients
can retrieve the desired data over the well-known HTTP protocol,
without need for any knowledge of the DHIS internal technologies and
implementation. You can explored it here:

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/resources
http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/charts/j1gNXBgwKVm
http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/maps/H6jRsZXfDAp

A small demo on how reports, charts and maps produced by DHIS can be
embedded in a Web portal can be found here:

http://dhis2.org/portal

A more detailed write-up of the purpose and context of the Web API can
be found here:

http://dhis2.org/doc/snapshot/en/implementer/html/full.html#d5e1545

2. Saved charts in data visualizer module: After creating a chart and
data table you can now save it as a favorite by clicking on the
"Favorites" button in the top menu, then on "Manage favorites". This
makes it easy to later reload your chart and also put it on your
personal dashboard in the dashboard module. Favorites can be saved as
personal or system views (if user is authorized). This means that
users can create their own personal charts without affecting the list
of charts for other users.

The old chart user interface in reporting module has been removed -
the data visualizer module is now the place to create charts. Please
note the new "Chart options" panel on the left menu - all options from
the old charts are there but at the moment only implemented in the
image version of the charts (accessible from the dashboard). We will
soon implement these options in the client-side charts in data
visualizer module in order to make both versions compatible.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-visualizer/app/index.html

http://dhis2.org/doc/snapshot/en/user/html/full.html#d927e2985

3. Anonymous events: The beneficiary module now provides functionality
for registering anonymous events. Use-cases for such events are birth
certificates, nutrition surveys and inpatient morbidity/mortality
registries. Data for any number of data elements can be defined and
registered for a single event (no attributes).

Programs must be marked as "single event" and "anonymous" in
beneficiary module. Under "Event registration" in data records module
you can register the anonymous events. Start by clicking on "Create
new event", then fill the entry form before clicking "Complete data
entry".

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-caseentry/anonymousRegistration.action

(Select e.g. the first facility in the tree, Ngelehun CHC.)

4. Organisation unit group set analysis in data mart and report table:
The data mart engine now produces two new data mart tables for data
element and indicator data aggregated by organisation unit groups. In
more detail, for all organisation units there are records for all
organisation unit groups. This feature has currently been implemented
in the report table tool. You can include groups by clicking on
"Toggle organisation unit groups" in the add new report table screen.
We will implement support for groups in most analysis tools for next
release. Please note that only groups which are members of a group set
will be included.

This feature is particular useful for doing analysis based on facility
classification such as type and ownership; for instance you can now
investigate the immunization rates in public, private and faith-based
facilities within a province and see how they compare. It can also
support scenarios where donors want to analyse and compare the
performance of their implementing partners.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/reports/KlcaBsIqTV4/data

5. I18n: The user interface is now completely translated into French.
This will be very useful for the upcoming DHIS implementations in West
Africa. Thanks to Jason Pickering for managing this process.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-maintenance-settings/userGeneralSettings.action

6. Image maps: Map views from the GIS module are rendered and served
as images (PNG fomat). This is useful when you want to easily embed
maps in external Web sites. These image maps can be retrieved through
the Web API.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/maps/Y8dSQ3fH0Xe

7. Chart download in data visualizer: Charts can now be downloaded as
image files in PNG format by clicking on the "Download as" button from
the top menu and selecting "Image (PNG)" from the menu.

8. Data table in data visualizer: Data for the selected indicators,
data elements etc can now be viewed in a data table (in addition to
the chart). Simply click on the "Data table" button on the top menu to
show the table, then click again to hide.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-visualizer/app/index.html

9. Stable object identifiers: We have introduced a stable unique
identifier (uid) for all objects in the system. This is useful and
required for robust data exchange (rather than relying on identifying
objects by names or other attributes which can be modified by the end
user). These uids are used in the URLs in the Web API to uniquely
identify all objects.

10. Scheduling: More options for scheduled tasks are now available.
First, you can set which period types to include in the data mart
tasks, which means you can now have e.g. bi-monthly and six-monthly
periods in the data mart tables. Second, you can set the data mart
export strategy, i.e. whether you want to have the system a) export
data for the last 12 months every night, or b) export data for the
last 6 months every night except Sunday then data for the last 6 to 12
months every Sunday. The latter strategy will double the aggregation
capacity of the deployment, given that the time lag is acceptable.
Third you can set the lowest organisation unit level of aggregation
for the organisation unit group based data marts - please note it is
pointless to export organisation unit group data for the
facility/lowest layer.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-maintenance-dataadmin/viewScheduledTasks.action

11. WMS support in GIS: A Web Map Service is a standard protocol for
serving georeferenced map images over the Internet. To create a WMS
layer, navigate to the GIS module and click the "WMS overlays" button
below the layer tree in the top right corner. In the URL textfield you
are supposed to enter the WMS resource url, e.g.
http://iridl.ldeo.columbia.edu/SOURCES/.IRI/.Analyses/.CSMT/.Annual_Sum/X/Y/fig-+colors+-fig//antialias+true+psdef+/wmsfigmap
. The layer textfield expects the title of the layer so look for the
<title> tag in the WMS xml file.

http://dhis2.org/sites/default/files/screenshots/wms.png

12. Performance improvements all over the system: The network usage
and load time for maps in the GIS module is down to approximately 1/3
compared to version 2.5. The number of database connections required
to retrieve reports and charts has been greatly reduced which means
that the system will handle high user-concurrency better. Data mart
generation time is down approximately 20 %.

13. Support for message notifications over SMS: Messages can now be
delivered to the users' mobile phones through SMS (in addition to the
DHIS inbox and e-mail). We will return with more info regarding
configuration later.

14. PDF download: Dynamic attributes are now included in the PDF
download for data elements, indicators and organisation units.

---

WAR file, Live package, source code and demo database can be downloaded
here:

http://dhis2.org/downloads

Documentation and Javadocs are here:

http://dhis2.org/documentation

Source code branch page here:

https://code.launchpad.net/~dhis2-devs-core/dhis2/2.6

Happy new year and best regards,

the DHIS developer team

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thanks Morten, its working the same as the first one?

Services >reports>charts

···

Muhire Andrew

HMIS/Ministry of Health

God is my provider.


From: Morten Olav Hansen mortenoh@gmail.com
To: Muhire Andrew muhireandrew@yahoo.com
Cc: Lars Helge Øverland larshelge@gmail.com; DHIS 2 developers dhis2-devs@lists.launchpad.net; “dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.netdhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net
Sent: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 8:41 AM
Subject: Re: [Dhis2-devs] [Dhis2-users] DHIS version 2.6 released

Hi

Charts can now be found in the Data Visualizer module.

Services → Data Visualizer


Morten

On Wed, Dec 28, 2011 at 7:27 AM, Muhire Andrew muhireandrew@yahoo.com wrote:

Thanks Lars,
I was trying to navigate through this version 2.6 and am
not getting charts!..no option for charts or i have to clean my cache.


Muhire Andrew
HMIS/Ministry of Health
God is my provider.


From: Lars Helge Øverland larshelge@gmail.com
To: DHIS 2 developers dhis2-devs@lists.launchpad.net;
dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net
Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 8:42 PM
Subject: [Dhis2-users] DHIS version 2.6 released

Hi all,

DHIS version 2.6 is released. We have a long list of improvements:

  1. A new Web API module which provides read access to most objects in
    the system and read access to data values and messages: All resources
    are uniquely identified by URLs and have a rich set of representation
    formats; currently HTML, XML, JSON and JSONP. The resources are linked
    and navigable meaning that you can easily move between related
    resources using hyperlinks (for instance from the list of data sets to
    one particular data set, then to one particular data element). Certain
    resources (map, chart, report, report table and resource) have a
    special view of the aggregate data (rather than the meta-data info)
    which can be accessed by appending /data to the URL.

The primary purpose of the Web API is to make DHIS suitable as a
platform for third-party software clients and systems such as Web
portals, content management systems, dashboards and mobile device
clients. It provides a machine-readable API from where such clients
can retrieve the desired data over the well-known HTTP protocol,
without need for any knowledge of the DHIS internal technologies and
implementation. You can explored it here:

DHIS2 App Hub
http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/charts/j1gNXBgwKVm
http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/maps/H6jRsZXfDAp

A small demo on how reports, charts and maps produced by DHIS can be
embedded in a Web portal can be found here:

http://dhis2.org/portal

A more detailed write-up of the purpose and context of the Web API can
be found here:

http://dhis2.org/doc/snapshot/en/implementer/html/full.html#d5e1545

  1. Saved charts in data visualizer module: After creating a chart and
    data table you can now save it as a favorite by clicking on the
    “Favorites” button in the top menu, then on “Manage favorites”. This
    makes it easy to later reload your chart and also put it on your
    personal dashboard in the dashboard module. Favorites can be saved as
    personal or system views (if user is authorized). This means that
    users can create their own personal charts without affecting the list
    of charts for other users.

The old chart user interface in reporting module has been removed -
the data visualizer module is now the place to create charts. Please
note the new “Chart options” panel on the left menu - all options from
the old charts are there but at the moment only implemented in the
image version of the charts (accessible from the dashboard). We will
soon implement these options in the client-side charts in data
visualizer module in order to make both versions compatible.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-visualizer/app/index.html

http://dhis2.org/doc/snapshot/en/user/html/full.html#d927e2985

  1. Anonymous events: The beneficiary module now provides functionality
    for registering anonymous events. Use-cases for such events are birth
    certificates, nutrition surveys and inpatient morbidity/mortality
    registries. Data for any number of data elements can be defined and
    registered for a single event (no attributes).

Programs must be marked as “single event” and “anonymous” in
beneficiary module. Under “Event registration” in data records module
you can register the anonymous events. Start by clicking on “Create
new event”, then fill the entry form before clicking “Complete data
entry”.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-caseentry/anonymousRegistration.action

(Select e.g. the first facility in the tree, Ngelehun CHC.)

  1. Organisation unit group set analysis in data mart and report table:
    The data mart engine now produces two new data mart tables for data
    element and indicator data aggregated by organisation unit groups. In
    more detail, for all organisation units there are records for all
    organisation unit groups. This feature has currently been implemented
    in the report table tool. You can include groups by clicking on
    “Toggle organisation unit groups” in the add new report table screen.
    We will implement support for groups in most analysis tools for next
    release. Please note that only groups which are members of a group set
    will be included.

This feature is particular useful for doing analysis based on facility
classification such as type and ownership; for instance you can now
investigate the immunization rates in public, private and faith-based
facilities within a province and see how they compare. It can also
support scenarios where donors want to analyse and compare the
performance of their implementing partners.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/reports/KlcaBsIqTV4/data

  1. I18n: The user interface is now completely translated into French.
    This will be very useful for the upcoming DHIS implementations in West
    Africa. Thanks to Jason Pickering for managing this process.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-maintenance-settings/userGeneralSettings.action

  1. Image maps: Map views from the GIS module are rendered and served
    as images (PNG fomat). This is useful when you want to easily embed
    maps in external Web sites. These image maps can be retrieved through
    the Web API.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/maps/Y8dSQ3fH0Xe

  1. Chart download in data visualizer: Charts can now be downloaded as
    image files in PNG format by clicking on the “Download as” button from
    the top menu and selecting “Image (PNG)” from the menu.

  2. Data table in data visualizer: Data for the selected indicators,
    data elements etc can now be viewed in a data table (in addition to
    the chart). Simply click on the “Data table” button on the top menu to
    show the table, then click again to hide.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-visualizer/app/index.html

  1. Stable object identifiers: We have introduced a stable unique
    identifier (uid) for all objects in the system. This is useful and
    required for robust data exchange (rather than relying on identifying
    objects by names or other attributes which can be modified by the end
    user). These uids are used in the URLs in the Web API to uniquely
    identify all objects.

  2. Scheduling: More options for scheduled tasks are now available.
    First, you can set which period types to include in the data mart
    tasks, which means you can now have e.g. bi-monthly and six-monthly
    periods in the data mart tables. Second, you can set the data mart
    export strategy, i.e. whether you want to have the system a) export
    data for the last 12 months every night, or b) export data for the
    last 6 months every night except Sunday then data for the last 6 to 12
    months every Sunday. The latter strategy will double the aggregation
    capacity of the deployment, given that the time lag is acceptable.
    Third you can set the lowest organisation unit level of aggregation
    for the organisation unit group based data marts - please note it is
    pointless to export organisation unit group data for the
    facility/lowest layer.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-maintenance-dataadmin/viewScheduledTasks.action

  1. WMS support in GIS: A Web Map Service is a standard protocol for
    serving georeferenced map images over the Internet. To create a WMS
    layer, navigate to the GIS module and click the “WMS overlays” button
    below the layer tree in the top right corner. In the URL textfield you
    are supposed to enter the WMS resource url, e.g.
    http://iridl.ldeo.columbia.edu/SOURCES/.IRI/.Analyses/.CSMT/.Annual_Sum/X/Y/fig-+colors±fig//antialias+true+psdef+/wmsfigmap
    . The layer textfield expects the title of the layer so look for the
tag in the WMS xml file.

http://dhis2.org/sites/default/files/screenshots/wms.png

  1. Performance improvements all over the system: The network usage
    and load time for maps in the GIS module is down to approximately 1/3
    compared to version 2.5. The number of database connections required
    to retrieve reports and charts has been greatly reduced which means
    that the system will handle high user-concurrency better. Data mart
    generation time is down approximately 20 %.

  2. Support for message notifications over SMS: Messages can now be
    delivered to the users’ mobile phones through SMS (in addition to the
    DHIS inbox and e-mail). We will return with more info regarding
    configuration later.

  3. PDF download: Dynamic attributes are now included in the PDF
    download for data elements, indicators and organisation units.


WAR file, Live package, source code and demo database can be downloaded
here:

http://dhis2.org/downloads

Documentation and Javadocs are here:

http://dhis2.org/documentation

Source code branch page here:

https://code.launchpad.net/~dhis2-devs-core/dhis2/2.6

Happy new year and best regards,

the DHIS developer team


Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~dhis2-users
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This is great!

Means that the way we used during chart creation has changed?what is the advantages?

— En date de : Mer 28.12.11, Morten Olav Hansen mortenoh@gmail.com a écrit :

···

De: Morten Olav Hansen mortenoh@gmail.com
Objet: Re: [Dhis2-users] [Dhis2-devs] DHIS version 2.6 released
À: “Muhire Andrew” muhireandrew@yahoo.com
Cc: "dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net" dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net, “DHIS 2 developers” dhis2-devs@lists.launchpad.net
Date: Mercredi 28 décembre 2011, 7h41

Hi

Charts can now be found in the Data Visualizer module.

Services -> Data Visualizer


Morten

On Wed, Dec 28, 2011 at 7:27 AM, Muhire Andrew muhireandrew@yahoo.com wrote:

Thanks Lars,
I was trying to navigate through this version 2.6 and am
not getting charts!..no option for charts or i have to clean my cache.


Muhire Andrew
HMIS/Ministry of Health
God is my provider.


From: Lars Helge Øverland larshelge@gmail.com
To: DHIS 2 developers dhis2-devs@lists.launchpad.net;
dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net
Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 8:42 PM
Subject: [Dhis2-users] DHIS version 2.6 released

Hi all,

DHIS version 2.6 is released. We have a long list of improvements:

  1. A new Web API module which provides read access to most objects in
    the system and read access to data values and messages: All resources
    are uniquely identified by URLs and have a rich set of representation
    formats; currently HTML, XML, JSON and JSONP. The resources are linked
    and navigable meaning that you can easily move between related
    resources using hyperlinks (for instance from the list of data sets to
    one particular data set, then to one particular data element). Certain
    resources (map, chart, report, report table and resource) have a
    special view of the aggregate data (rather than the meta-data info)
    which can be accessed by appending /data to the URL.

The primary purpose of the Web API is to make DHIS suitable as a
platform for third-party software clients and systems such as Web
portals, content management systems, dashboards and mobile device
clients. It provides a machine-readable API from where such clients
can retrieve the desired data over the well-known HTTP protocol,
without need for any knowledge of the DHIS internal technologies and
implementation. You can explored it here:

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/resources
http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/charts/j1gNXBgwKVm
http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/maps/H6jRsZXfDAp

A small demo on how reports, charts and maps produced by DHIS can be
embedded in a Web portal can be found here:

http://dhis2.org/portal

A more detailed write-up of the purpose and context of the Web API can
be found here:

http://dhis2.org/doc/snapshot/en/implementer/html/full.html#d5e1545

  1. Saved charts in data visualizer module: After creating a chart and
    data table you can now save it as a favorite by clicking on the
    “Favorites” button in the top menu, then on “Manage favorites”. This
    makes it easy to later reload your chart and also put it on your
    personal dashboard in the dashboard module. Favorites can be saved as
    personal or system views (if user is authorized). This means that
    users can create their own personal charts without affecting the list
    of charts for other users.

The old chart user interface in reporting module has been removed -
the data visualizer module is now the place to create charts. Please
note the new “Chart options” panel on the left menu - all options from
the old charts are there but at the moment only implemented in the
image version of the charts (accessible from the dashboard). We will
soon implement these options in the client-side charts in data
visualizer module in order to make both versions compatible.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-visualizer/app/index.html

http://dhis2.org/doc/snapshot/en/user/html/full.html#d927e2985

  1. Anonymous events: The beneficiary module now provides functionality
    for registering anonymous events. Use-cases for such events are birth
    certificates, nutrition surveys and inpatient morbidity/mortality
    registries. Data for any number of data elements can be defined and
    registered for a single event (no attributes).

Programs must be marked as “single event” and “anonymous” in
beneficiary module. Under “Event registration” in data records module
you can register the anonymous events. Start by clicking on “Create
new event”, then fill the entry form before clicking “Complete data
entry”.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-caseentry/anonymousRegistration.action

(Select e.g. the first facility in the tree, Ngelehun CHC.)

  1. Organisation unit group set analysis in data mart and report table:
    The data mart engine now produces two new data mart tables for data
    element and indicator data aggregated by organisation unit groups. In
    more detail, for all organisation units there are records for all
    organisation unit groups. This feature has currently been implemented
    in the report table tool. You can include groups by clicking on
    “Toggle organisation unit groups” in the add new report table screen.
    We will implement support for groups in most analysis tools for next
    release. Please note that only groups which are members of a group set
    will be included.

This feature is particular useful for doing analysis based on facility
classification such as type and ownership; for instance you can now
investigate the immunization rates in public, private and faith-based
facilities within a province and see how they compare. It can also
support scenarios where donors want to analyse and compare the
performance of their implementing partners.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/reports/KlcaBsIqTV4/data

  1. I18n: The user interface is now completely translated into French.
    This will be very useful for the upcoming DHIS implementations in West
    Africa. Thanks to Jason Pickering for managing this process.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-maintenance-settings/userGeneralSettings.action

  1. Image maps: Map views from the GIS module are rendered and served
    as images (PNG fomat). This is useful when you want to easily embed
    maps in external Web sites. These image maps can be retrieved through
    the Web API.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/maps/Y8dSQ3fH0Xe

  1. Chart download in data visualizer: Charts can now be downloaded as
    image files in PNG format by clicking on the “Download as” button from
    the top menu and selecting “Image (PNG)” from the menu.

  2. Data table in data visualizer: Data for the selected indicators,
    data elements etc can now be viewed in a data table (in addition to
    the chart). Simply click on the “Data table” button on the top menu to
    show the table, then click again to hide.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-visualizer/app/index.html

  1. Stable object identifiers: We have introduced a stable unique
    identifier (uid) for all objects in the system. This is useful and
    required for robust data exchange (rather than relying on identifying
    objects by names or other attributes which can be modified by the end
    user). These uids are used in the URLs in the Web API to uniquely
    identify all objects.

  2. Scheduling: More options for scheduled tasks are now available.
    First, you can set which period types to include in the data mart
    tasks, which means you can now have e.g. bi-monthly and six-monthly
    periods in the data mart tables. Second, you can set the data mart
    export strategy, i.e. whether you want to have the system a) export
    data for the last 12 months every night, or b) export data for the
    last 6 months every night except Sunday then data for the last 6 to 12
    months every Sunday. The latter strategy will double the aggregation
    capacity of the deployment, given that the time lag is acceptable.
    Third you can set the lowest organisation unit level of aggregation
    for the organisation unit group based data marts - please note it is
    pointless to export organisation unit group data for the
    facility/lowest layer.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-maintenance-dataadmin/viewScheduledTasks.action

  1. WMS support in GIS: A Web Map Service is a standard protocol for
    serving georeferenced map images over the Internet. To create a WMS
    layer, navigate to the GIS module and click the “WMS overlays” button
    below the layer tree in the top right corner. In the URL textfield you
    are supposed to enter the WMS resource url, e.g.
    http://iridl.ldeo.columbia.edu/SOURCES/.IRI/.Analyses/.CSMT/.Annual_Sum/X/Y/fig-+colors±fig//antialias+true+psdef+/wmsfigmap
    . The layer textfield expects the title of the layer so look for the
tag in the WMS xml file.

http://dhis2.org/sites/default/files/screenshots/wms.png

  1. Performance improvements all over the system: The network usage
    and load time for maps in the GIS module is down to approximately 1/3
    compared to version 2.5. The number of database connections required
    to retrieve reports and charts has been greatly reduced which means
    that the system will handle high user-concurrency better. Data mart
    generation time is down approximately 20 %.

  2. Support for message notifications over SMS: Messages can now be
    delivered to the users’ mobile phones through SMS (in addition to the
    DHIS inbox and e-mail). We will return with more info regarding
    configuration later.

  3. PDF download: Dynamic attributes are now included in the PDF
    download for data elements, indicators and organisation units.


WAR file, Live package, source code and demo database can be downloaded
here:

http://dhis2.org/downloads

Documentation and Javadocs are here:

http://dhis2.org/documentation

Source code branch page here:

https://code.launchpad.net/~dhis2-devs-core/dhis2/2.6

Happy new year and best regards,

the DHIS developer team


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Thanks for the good work development team especially the new web API module.

Regards

Rachael W.

···

2011/12/27 Lars Helge Øverland larshelge@gmail.com

Hi all,

DHIS version 2.6 is released. We have a long list of improvements:

  1. A new Web API module which provides read access to most objects in

the system and read access to data values and messages: All resources

are uniquely identified by URLs and have a rich set of representation

formats; currently HTML, XML, JSON and JSONP. The resources are linked

and navigable meaning that you can easily move between related

resources using hyperlinks (for instance from the list of data sets to

one particular data set, then to one particular data element). Certain

resources (map, chart, report, report table and resource) have a

special view of the aggregate data (rather than the meta-data info)

which can be accessed by appending /data to the URL.

The primary purpose of the Web API is to make DHIS suitable as a

platform for third-party software clients and systems such as Web

portals, content management systems, dashboards and mobile device

clients. It provides a machine-readable API from where such clients

can retrieve the desired data over the well-known HTTP protocol,

without need for any knowledge of the DHIS internal technologies and

implementation. You can explored it here:

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/resources

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/charts/j1gNXBgwKVm

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/maps/H6jRsZXfDAp

A small demo on how reports, charts and maps produced by DHIS can be

embedded in a Web portal can be found here:

http://dhis2.org/portal

A more detailed write-up of the purpose and context of the Web API can

be found here:

http://dhis2.org/doc/snapshot/en/implementer/html/full.html#d5e1545

  1. Saved charts in data visualizer module: After creating a chart and

data table you can now save it as a favorite by clicking on the

“Favorites” button in the top menu, then on “Manage favorites”. This

makes it easy to later reload your chart and also put it on your

personal dashboard in the dashboard module. Favorites can be saved as

personal or system views (if user is authorized). This means that

users can create their own personal charts without affecting the list

of charts for other users.

The old chart user interface in reporting module has been removed -

the data visualizer module is now the place to create charts. Please

note the new “Chart options” panel on the left menu - all options from

the old charts are there but at the moment only implemented in the

image version of the charts (accessible from the dashboard). We will

soon implement these options in the client-side charts in data

visualizer module in order to make both versions compatible.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-visualizer/app/index.html

http://dhis2.org/doc/snapshot/en/user/html/full.html#d927e2985

  1. Anonymous events: The beneficiary module now provides functionality

for registering anonymous events. Use-cases for such events are birth

certificates, nutrition surveys and inpatient morbidity/mortality

registries. Data for any number of data elements can be defined and

registered for a single event (no attributes).

Programs must be marked as “single event” and “anonymous” in

beneficiary module. Under “Event registration” in data records module

you can register the anonymous events. Start by clicking on "Create

new event", then fill the entry form before clicking "Complete data

entry".

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-caseentry/anonymousRegistration.action

(Select e.g. the first facility in the tree, Ngelehun CHC.)

  1. Organisation unit group set analysis in data mart and report table:

The data mart engine now produces two new data mart tables for data

element and indicator data aggregated by organisation unit groups. In

more detail, for all organisation units there are records for all

organisation unit groups. This feature has currently been implemented

in the report table tool. You can include groups by clicking on

“Toggle organisation unit groups” in the add new report table screen.

We will implement support for groups in most analysis tools for next

release. Please note that only groups which are members of a group set

will be included.

This feature is particular useful for doing analysis based on facility

classification such as type and ownership; for instance you can now

investigate the immunization rates in public, private and faith-based

facilities within a province and see how they compare. It can also

support scenarios where donors want to analyse and compare the

performance of their implementing partners.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/reports/KlcaBsIqTV4/data

  1. I18n: The user interface is now completely translated into French.

This will be very useful for the upcoming DHIS implementations in West

Africa. Thanks to Jason Pickering for managing this process.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-maintenance-settings/userGeneralSettings.action

  1. Image maps: Map views from the GIS module are rendered and served

as images (PNG fomat). This is useful when you want to easily embed

maps in external Web sites. These image maps can be retrieved through

the Web API.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/maps/Y8dSQ3fH0Xe

  1. Chart download in data visualizer: Charts can now be downloaded as

image files in PNG format by clicking on the “Download as” button from

the top menu and selecting “Image (PNG)” from the menu.

  1. Data table in data visualizer: Data for the selected indicators,

data elements etc can now be viewed in a data table (in addition to

the chart). Simply click on the “Data table” button on the top menu to

show the table, then click again to hide.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-visualizer/app/index.html

  1. Stable object identifiers: We have introduced a stable unique

identifier (uid) for all objects in the system. This is useful and

required for robust data exchange (rather than relying on identifying

objects by names or other attributes which can be modified by the end

user). These uids are used in the URLs in the Web API to uniquely

identify all objects.

  1. Scheduling: More options for scheduled tasks are now available.

First, you can set which period types to include in the data mart

tasks, which means you can now have e.g. bi-monthly and six-monthly

periods in the data mart tables. Second, you can set the data mart

export strategy, i.e. whether you want to have the system a) export

data for the last 12 months every night, or b) export data for the

last 6 months every night except Sunday then data for the last 6 to 12

months every Sunday. The latter strategy will double the aggregation

capacity of the deployment, given that the time lag is acceptable.

Third you can set the lowest organisation unit level of aggregation

for the organisation unit group based data marts - please note it is

pointless to export organisation unit group data for the

facility/lowest layer.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-maintenance-dataadmin/viewScheduledTasks.action

  1. WMS support in GIS: A Web Map Service is a standard protocol for

serving georeferenced map images over the Internet. To create a WMS

layer, navigate to the GIS module and click the “WMS overlays” button

below the layer tree in the top right corner. In the URL textfield you

are supposed to enter the WMS resource url, e.g.

http://iridl.ldeo.columbia.edu/SOURCES/.IRI/.Analyses/.CSMT/.Annual_Sum/X/Y/fig-+colors±fig//antialias+true+psdef+/wmsfigmap

. The layer textfield expects the title of the layer so look for the

tag in the WMS xml file.

http://dhis2.org/sites/default/files/screenshots/wms.png

  1. Performance improvements all over the system: The network usage

and load time for maps in the GIS module is down to approximately 1/3

compared to version 2.5. The number of database connections required

to retrieve reports and charts has been greatly reduced which means

that the system will handle high user-concurrency better. Data mart

generation time is down approximately 20 %.

  1. Support for message notifications over SMS: Messages can now be

delivered to the users’ mobile phones through SMS (in addition to the

DHIS inbox and e-mail). We will return with more info regarding

configuration later.

  1. PDF download: Dynamic attributes are now included in the PDF

download for data elements, indicators and organisation units.


WAR file, Live package, source code and demo database can be downloaded here:

http://dhis2.org/downloads

Documentation and Javadocs are here:

http://dhis2.org/documentation

Source code branch page here:

https://code.launchpad.net/~dhis2-devs-core/dhis2/2.6

Happy new year and best regards,

the DHIS developer team


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congratulations to the DHIS developers and the Launch for the version 6 release.

regards

PEPELA WANJALA

MINISTRY OF HEALTH HEADQUARTERS

HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEM

AFYA HOUSE, HIS LG 37

P.O BOX 30016, NAIROBI, KENYA

TEL: +254 (020) 2717077 EXT 45097

CELL: +254 (0) 722375633 or 0202033363

EMAIL: wanjala2p@yahoo.com

** hmis@health.go.ke**

* *"HealthInformation Management - Making a World of Difference”

···

From: Lars Helge Øverland larshelge@gmail.com
To: DHIS 2 developers dhis2-devs@lists.launchpad.net; dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net
Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 9:42 PM
Subject: [Dhis2-users] DHIS version 2.6 released

Hi all,

DHIS version 2.6 is released. We have a long list of improvements:

  1. A new Web API module which provides read access to most objects in
    the system and read access to data values and messages: All resources
    are uniquely identified by URLs and have a rich set of representation
    formats; currently HTML, XML, JSON and JSONP. The resources are linked
    and navigable meaning that you can easily move between related
    resources using hyperlinks (for instance from the list of data sets to
    one particular data set, then to one particular data element). Certain
    resources (map, chart, report, report table and resource) have a
    special view of the aggregate data (rather than the meta-data info)
    which can be accessed by appending /data to the URL.

The primary purpose of the Web API is to make DHIS suitable as a
platform for third-party software clients and systems such as Web
portals, content management systems, dashboards and mobile device
clients. It provides a machine-readable API from where such clients
can retrieve the desired data over the well-known HTTP protocol,
without need for any knowledge of the DHIS internal technologies and
implementation. You can explored it here:

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/resources
http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/charts/j1gNXBgwKVm
http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/maps/H6jRsZXfDAp

A small demo on how reports, charts and maps produced by DHIS can be
embedded in a Web portal can be found here:

http://dhis2.org/portal

A more detailed write-up of the purpose and context of the Web API can
be found here:

http://dhis2.org/doc/snapshot/en/implementer/html/full.html#d5e1545

  1. Saved charts in data visualizer module: After creating a chart and
    data table you can now save it as a favorite by clicking on the
    “Favorites” button in the top menu, then on “Manage favorites”. This
    makes it easy to later reload your chart and also put it on your
    personal dashboard in the dashboard module. Favorites can be saved as
    personal or system views (if user is authorized). This means that
    users can create their own personal charts without affecting the list
    of charts for other users.

The old chart user interface in reporting module has been removed -
the data visualizer module is now the place to create charts. Please
note the new “Chart options” panel on the left menu - all options from
the old charts are there but at the moment only implemented in the
image version of the charts (accessible from the dashboard). We will
soon implement these options in the client-side charts in data
visualizer module in order to make both versions compatible.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-visualizer/app/index.html

http://dhis2.org/doc/snapshot/en/user/html/full.html#d927e2985

  1. Anonymous events: The beneficiary module now provides functionality
    for registering anonymous events. Use-cases for such events are birth
    certificates, nutrition surveys and inpatient morbidity/mortality
    registries. Data for any number of data elements can be defined and
    registered for a single event (no attributes).

Programs must be marked as “single event” and “anonymous” in
beneficiary module. Under “Event registration” in data records module
you can register the anonymous events. Start by clicking on “Create
new event”, then fill the entry form before clicking “Complete data
entry”.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-caseentry/anonymousRegistration.action

(Select e.g. the first facility in the tree, Ngelehun CHC.)

  1. Organisation unit group set analysis in data mart and report table:
    The data mart engine now produces two new data mart tables for data
    element and indicator data aggregated by organisation unit groups. In
    more detail, for all organisation units there are records for all
    organisation unit groups. This feature has currently been implemented
    in the report table tool. You can include groups by clicking on
    “Toggle organisation unit groups” in the add new report table screen.
    We will implement support for groups in most analysis tools for next
    release. Please note that only groups which are members of a group set
    will be included.

This feature is particular useful for doing analysis based on facility
classification such as type and ownership; for instance you can now
investigate the immunization rates in public, private and faith-based
facilities within a province and see how they compare. It can also
support scenarios where donors want to analyse and compare the
performance of their implementing partners.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/reports/KlcaBsIqTV4/data

  1. I18n: The user interface is now completely translated into French.
    This will be very useful for the upcoming DHIS implementations in West
    Africa. Thanks to Jason Pickering for managing this process.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-maintenance-settings/userGeneralSettings.action

  1. Image maps: Map views from the GIS module are rendered and served
    as images (PNG fomat). This is useful when you want to easily embed
    maps in external Web sites. These image maps can be retrieved through
    the Web API.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/maps/Y8dSQ3fH0Xe

  1. Chart download in data visualizer: Charts can now be downloaded as
    image files in PNG format by clicking on the “Download as” button from
    the top menu and selecting “Image (PNG)” from the menu.

  2. Data table in data visualizer: Data for the selected indicators,
    data elements etc can now be viewed in a data table (in addition to
    the chart). Simply click on the “Data table” button on the top menu to
    show the table, then click again to hide.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-visualizer/app/index.html

  1. Stable object identifiers: We have introduced a stable unique
    identifier (uid) for all objects in the system. This is useful and
    required for robust data exchange (rather than relying on identifying
    objects by names or other attributes which can be modified by the end
    user). These uids are used in the URLs in the Web API to uniquely
    identify all objects.

  2. Scheduling: More options for scheduled tasks are now available.
    First, you can set which period types to include in the data mart
    tasks, which means you can now have e.g. bi-monthly and six-monthly
    periods in the data mart tables. Second, you can set the data mart
    export strategy, i.e. whether you want to have the system a) export
    data for the last 12 months every night, or b) export data for the
    last 6 months every night except Sunday then data for the last 6 to 12
    months every Sunday. The latter strategy will double the aggregation
    capacity of the deployment, given that the time lag is acceptable.
    Third you can set the lowest organisation unit level of aggregation
    for the organisation unit group based data marts - please note it is
    pointless to export organisation unit group data for the
    facility/lowest layer.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-maintenance-dataadmin/viewScheduledTasks.action

  1. WMS support in GIS: A Web Map Service is a standard protocol for
    serving georeferenced map images over the Internet. To create a WMS
    layer, navigate to the GIS module and click the “WMS overlays” button
    below the layer tree in the top right corner. In the URL textfield you
    are supposed to enter the WMS resource url, e.g.
    http://iridl.ldeo.columbia.edu/SOURCES/.IRI/.Analyses/.CSMT/.Annual_Sum/X/Y/fig-+colors±fig//antialias+true+psdef+/wmsfigmap
    . The layer textfield expects the title of the layer so look for the
tag in the WMS xml file.

http://dhis2.org/sites/default/files/screenshots/wms.png

  1. Performance improvements all over the system: The network usage
    and load time for maps in the GIS module is down to approximately 1/3
    compared to version 2.5. The number of database connections required
    to retrieve reports and charts has been greatly reduced which means
    that the system will handle high user-concurrency better. Data mart
    generation time is down approximately 20 %.

  2. Support for message notifications over SMS: Messages can now be
    delivered to the users’ mobile phones through SMS (in addition to the
    DHIS inbox and e-mail). We will return with more info regarding
    configuration later.

  3. PDF download: Dynamic attributes are now included in the PDF
    download for data elements, indicators and organisation units.


WAR file, Live package, source code and demo database can be downloaded here:

http://dhis2.org/downloads

Documentation and Javadocs are here:

http://dhis2.org/documentation

Source code branch page here:

https://code.launchpad.net/~dhis2-devs-core/dhis2/2.6

Happy new year and best regards,

the DHIS developer team


Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~dhis2-users
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Thank you so much Lars and team for giving us this Christmas gift wrapped in version 2.6. Bravo!

John.

John Ojo MD, FMCPH

Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor

Action for West Africa Region (AWARE II)
Accra, Ghana.
Mobile: +223 544334105
Email: jojo@aware2.org

···

From: Lars Helge Øverland larshelge@gmail.com
To: DHIS 2 developers dhis2-devs@lists.launchpad.net; dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net
Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 6:42 PM
Subject: [Dhis2-users] DHIS version 2.6 released

Hi all,

DHIS version 2.6 is released. We have a long list of improvements:

  1. A new Web API module which provides read access to most objects in
    the system and read access to data values and messages: All resources
    are uniquely identified by URLs and have a rich set of representation
    formats; currently HTML, XML, JSON and JSONP. The resources are linked
    and navigable meaning that you can easily move between related
    resources using hyperlinks (for instance from the list of data sets to
    one particular data set, then to one particular data element). Certain
    resources (map, chart, report, report table and resource) have a
    special view of the aggregate data (rather than the meta-data info)
    which can be accessed by appending /data to the URL.

The primary purpose of the Web API is to make DHIS suitable as a
platform for third-party software clients and systems such as Web
portals, content management systems, dashboards and mobile device
clients. It provides a machine-readable API from where such clients
can retrieve the desired data over the well-known HTTP protocol,
without need for any knowledge of the DHIS internal technologies and
implementation. You can explored it here:

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/resources
http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/charts/j1gNXBgwKVm
http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/maps/H6jRsZXfDAp

A small demo on how reports, charts and maps produced by DHIS can be
embedded in a Web portal can be found here:

http://dhis2.org/portal

A more detailed write-up of the purpose and context of the Web API can
be found here:

http://dhis2.org/doc/snapshot/en/implementer/html/full.html#d5e1545

  1. Saved charts in data visualizer module: After creating a chart and
    data table you can now save it as a favorite by clicking on the
    “Favorites” button in the top menu, then on “Manage favorites”. This
    makes it easy to later reload your chart and also put it on your
    personal dashboard in the dashboard module. Favorites can be saved as
    personal or system views (if user is authorized). This means that
    users can create their own personal charts without affecting the list
    of charts for other users.

The old chart user interface in reporting module has been removed -
the data visualizer module is now the place to create charts. Please
note the new “Chart options” panel on the left menu - all options from
the old charts are there but at the moment only implemented in the
image version of the charts (accessible from the dashboard). We will
soon implement these options in the client-side charts in data
visualizer module in order to make both versions compatible.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-visualizer/app/index.html

http://dhis2.org/doc/snapshot/en/user/html/full.html#d927e2985

  1. Anonymous events: The beneficiary module now provides functionality
    for registering anonymous events. Use-cases for such events are birth
    certificates, nutrition surveys and inpatient morbidity/mortality
    registries. Data for any number of data elements can be defined and
    registered for a single event (no attributes).

Programs must be marked as “single event” and “anonymous” in
beneficiary module. Under “Event registration” in data records module
you can register the anonymous events. Start by clicking on “Create
new event”, then fill the entry form before clicking “Complete data
entry”.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-caseentry/anonymousRegistration.action

(Select e.g. the first facility in the tree, Ngelehun CHC.)

  1. Organisation unit group set analysis in data mart and report table:
    The data mart engine now produces two new data mart tables for data
    element and indicator data aggregated by organisation unit groups. In
    more detail, for all organisation units there are records for all
    organisation unit groups. This feature has currently been implemented
    in the report table tool. You can include groups by clicking on
    “Toggle organisation unit groups” in the add new report table screen.
    We will implement support for groups in most analysis tools for next
    release. Please note that only groups which are members of a group set
    will be included.

This feature is particular useful for doing analysis based on facility
classification such as type and ownership; for instance you can now
investigate the immunization rates in public, private and faith-based
facilities within a province and see how they compare. It can also
support scenarios where donors want to analyse and compare the
performance of their implementing partners.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/reports/KlcaBsIqTV4/data

  1. I18n: The user interface is now completely translated into French.
    This will be very useful for the upcoming DHIS implementations in West
    Africa. Thanks to Jason Pickering for managing this process.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-maintenance-settings/userGeneralSettings.action

  1. Image maps: Map views from the GIS module are rendered and served
    as images (PNG fomat). This is useful when you want to easily embed
    maps in external Web sites. These image maps can be retrieved through
    the Web API.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/maps/Y8dSQ3fH0Xe

  1. Chart download in data visualizer: Charts can now be downloaded as
    image files in PNG format by clicking on the “Download as” button from
    the top menu and selecting “Image (PNG)” from the menu.

  2. Data table in data visualizer: Data for the selected indicators,
    data elements etc can now be viewed in a data table (in addition to
    the chart). Simply click on the “Data table” button on the top menu to
    show the table, then click again to hide.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-visualizer/app/index.html

  1. Stable object identifiers: We have introduced a stable unique
    identifier (uid) for all objects in the system. This is useful and
    required for robust data exchange (rather than relying on identifying
    objects by names or other attributes which can be modified by the end
    user). These uids are used in the URLs in the Web API to uniquely
    identify all objects.

  2. Scheduling: More options for scheduled tasks are now available.
    First, you can set which period types to include in the data mart
    tasks, which means you can now have e.g. bi-monthly and six-monthly
    periods in the data mart tables. Second, you can set the data mart
    export strategy, i.e. whether you want to have the system a) export
    data for the last 12 months every night, or b) export data for the
    last 6 months every night except Sunday then data for the last 6 to 12
    months every Sunday. The latter strategy will double the aggregation
    capacity of the deployment, given that the time lag is acceptable.
    Third you can set the lowest organisation unit level of aggregation
    for the organisation unit group based data marts - please note it is
    pointless to export organisation unit group data for the
    facility/lowest layer.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-maintenance-dataadmin/viewScheduledTasks.action

  1. WMS support in GIS: A Web Map Service is a standard protocol for
    serving georeferenced map images over the Internet. To create a WMS
    layer, navigate to the GIS module and click the “WMS overlays” button
    below the layer tree in the top right corner. In the URL textfield you
    are supposed to enter the WMS resource url, e.g.
    http://iridl.ldeo.columbia.edu/SOURCES/.IRI/.Analyses/.CSMT/.Annual_Sum/X/Y/fig-+colors±fig//antialias+true+psdef+/wmsfigmap
    . The layer textfield expects the title of the layer so look for the
tag in the WMS xml file.

http://dhis2.org/sites/default/files/screenshots/wms.png

  1. Performance improvements all over the system: The network usage
    and load time for maps in the GIS module is down to approximately 1/3
    compared to version 2.5. The number of database connections required
    to retrieve reports and charts has been greatly reduced which means
    that the system will handle high user-concurrency better. Data mart
    generation time is down approximately 20 %.

  2. Support for message notifications over SMS: Messages can now be
    delivered to the users’ mobile phones through SMS (in addition to the
    DHIS inbox and e-mail). We will return with more info regarding
    configuration later.

  3. PDF download: Dynamic attributes are now included in the PDF
    download for data elements, indicators and organisation units.


WAR file, Live package, source code and demo database can be downloaded here:

http://dhis2.org/downloads

Documentation and Javadocs are here:

http://dhis2.org/documentation

Source code branch page here:

https://code.launchpad.net/~dhis2-devs-core/dhis2/2.6

Happy new year and best regards,

the DHIS developer team


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Bravo to all,

Happy new year to all. Hope it will be the year of great things.

Regards

···

2011/12/27 Lars Helge Øverland larshelge@gmail.com

Hi all,

DHIS version 2.6 is released. We have a long list of improvements:

  1. A new Web API module which provides read access to most objects in

the system and read access to data values and messages: All resources

are uniquely identified by URLs and have a rich set of representation

formats; currently HTML, XML, JSON and JSONP. The resources are linked

and navigable meaning that you can easily move between related

resources using hyperlinks (for instance from the list of data sets to

one particular data set, then to one particular data element). Certain

resources (map, chart, report, report table and resource) have a

special view of the aggregate data (rather than the meta-data info)

which can be accessed by appending /data to the URL.

The primary purpose of the Web API is to make DHIS suitable as a

platform for third-party software clients and systems such as Web

portals, content management systems, dashboards and mobile device

clients. It provides a machine-readable API from where such clients

can retrieve the desired data over the well-known HTTP protocol,

without need for any knowledge of the DHIS internal technologies and

implementation. You can explored it here:

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/resources

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/charts/j1gNXBgwKVm

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/maps/H6jRsZXfDAp

A small demo on how reports, charts and maps produced by DHIS can be

embedded in a Web portal can be found here:

http://dhis2.org/portal

A more detailed write-up of the purpose and context of the Web API can

be found here:

http://dhis2.org/doc/snapshot/en/implementer/html/full.html#d5e1545

  1. Saved charts in data visualizer module: After creating a chart and

data table you can now save it as a favorite by clicking on the

“Favorites” button in the top menu, then on “Manage favorites”. This

makes it easy to later reload your chart and also put it on your

personal dashboard in the dashboard module. Favorites can be saved as

personal or system views (if user is authorized). This means that

users can create their own personal charts without affecting the list

of charts for other users.

The old chart user interface in reporting module has been removed -

the data visualizer module is now the place to create charts. Please

note the new “Chart options” panel on the left menu - all options from

the old charts are there but at the moment only implemented in the

image version of the charts (accessible from the dashboard). We will

soon implement these options in the client-side charts in data

visualizer module in order to make both versions compatible.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-visualizer/app/index.html

http://dhis2.org/doc/snapshot/en/user/html/full.html#d927e2985

  1. Anonymous events: The beneficiary module now provides functionality

for registering anonymous events. Use-cases for such events are birth

certificates, nutrition surveys and inpatient morbidity/mortality

registries. Data for any number of data elements can be defined and

registered for a single event (no attributes).

Programs must be marked as “single event” and “anonymous” in

beneficiary module. Under “Event registration” in data records module

you can register the anonymous events. Start by clicking on "Create

new event", then fill the entry form before clicking "Complete data

entry".

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-caseentry/anonymousRegistration.action

(Select e.g. the first facility in the tree, Ngelehun CHC.)

  1. Organisation unit group set analysis in data mart and report table:

The data mart engine now produces two new data mart tables for data

element and indicator data aggregated by organisation unit groups. In

more detail, for all organisation units there are records for all

organisation unit groups. This feature has currently been implemented

in the report table tool. You can include groups by clicking on

“Toggle organisation unit groups” in the add new report table screen.

We will implement support for groups in most analysis tools for next

release. Please note that only groups which are members of a group set

will be included.

This feature is particular useful for doing analysis based on facility

classification such as type and ownership; for instance you can now

investigate the immunization rates in public, private and faith-based

facilities within a province and see how they compare. It can also

support scenarios where donors want to analyse and compare the

performance of their implementing partners.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/reports/KlcaBsIqTV4/data

  1. I18n: The user interface is now completely translated into French.

This will be very useful for the upcoming DHIS implementations in West

Africa. Thanks to Jason Pickering for managing this process.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-maintenance-settings/userGeneralSettings.action

  1. Image maps: Map views from the GIS module are rendered and served

as images (PNG fomat). This is useful when you want to easily embed

maps in external Web sites. These image maps can be retrieved through

the Web API.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/maps/Y8dSQ3fH0Xe

  1. Chart download in data visualizer: Charts can now be downloaded as

image files in PNG format by clicking on the “Download as” button from

the top menu and selecting “Image (PNG)” from the menu.

  1. Data table in data visualizer: Data for the selected indicators,

data elements etc can now be viewed in a data table (in addition to

the chart). Simply click on the “Data table” button on the top menu to

show the table, then click again to hide.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-visualizer/app/index.html

  1. Stable object identifiers: We have introduced a stable unique

identifier (uid) for all objects in the system. This is useful and

required for robust data exchange (rather than relying on identifying

objects by names or other attributes which can be modified by the end

user). These uids are used in the URLs in the Web API to uniquely

identify all objects.

  1. Scheduling: More options for scheduled tasks are now available.

First, you can set which period types to include in the data mart

tasks, which means you can now have e.g. bi-monthly and six-monthly

periods in the data mart tables. Second, you can set the data mart

export strategy, i.e. whether you want to have the system a) export

data for the last 12 months every night, or b) export data for the

last 6 months every night except Sunday then data for the last 6 to 12

months every Sunday. The latter strategy will double the aggregation

capacity of the deployment, given that the time lag is acceptable.

Third you can set the lowest organisation unit level of aggregation

for the organisation unit group based data marts - please note it is

pointless to export organisation unit group data for the

facility/lowest layer.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-maintenance-dataadmin/viewScheduledTasks.action

  1. WMS support in GIS: A Web Map Service is a standard protocol for

serving georeferenced map images over the Internet. To create a WMS

layer, navigate to the GIS module and click the “WMS overlays” button

below the layer tree in the top right corner. In the URL textfield you

are supposed to enter the WMS resource url, e.g.

http://iridl.ldeo.columbia.edu/SOURCES/.IRI/.Analyses/.CSMT/.Annual_Sum/X/Y/fig-+colors±fig//antialias+true+psdef+/wmsfigmap

. The layer textfield expects the title of the layer so look for the

tag in the WMS xml file.

http://dhis2.org/sites/default/files/screenshots/wms.png

  1. Performance improvements all over the system: The network usage

and load time for maps in the GIS module is down to approximately 1/3

compared to version 2.5. The number of database connections required

to retrieve reports and charts has been greatly reduced which means

that the system will handle high user-concurrency better. Data mart

generation time is down approximately 20 %.

  1. Support for message notifications over SMS: Messages can now be

delivered to the users’ mobile phones through SMS (in addition to the

DHIS inbox and e-mail). We will return with more info regarding

configuration later.

  1. PDF download: Dynamic attributes are now included in the PDF

download for data elements, indicators and organisation units.


WAR file, Live package, source code and demo database can be downloaded here:

http://dhis2.org/downloads

Documentation and Javadocs are here:

http://dhis2.org/documentation

Source code branch page here:

https://code.launchpad.net/~dhis2-devs-core/dhis2/2.6

Happy new year and best regards,

the DHIS developer team


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Samuel Cheburet
Ministry Of Health
P.O. Box 20781
Nairobi, Kenya
Mobile- 0721624338
“When you cease to dream you cease to live, Neither you nor the world knows what you can do until you have tried”.

*“Chance favours the prepared mind” -Louis Pasteur

Thank you for the great developments. I can see this year will be
interesting with DHIS. I look forward to seeing Lars early this year
to support in disseminating to information to all levels in Kenya.

···

On 12/27/11, Lars Helge Øverland <larshelge@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi all,

DHIS version 2.6 is released. We have a long list of improvements:

1. A new Web API module which provides read access to most objects in
the system and read access to data values and messages: All resources
are uniquely identified by URLs and have a rich set of representation
formats; currently HTML, XML, JSON and JSONP. The resources are linked
and navigable meaning that you can easily move between related
resources using hyperlinks (for instance from the list of data sets to
one particular data set, then to one particular data element). Certain
resources (map, chart, report, report table and resource) have a
special view of the aggregate data (rather than the meta-data info)
which can be accessed by appending /data to the URL.

The primary purpose of the Web API is to make DHIS suitable as a
platform for third-party software clients and systems such as Web
portals, content management systems, dashboards and mobile device
clients. It provides a machine-readable API from where such clients
can retrieve the desired data over the well-known HTTP protocol,
without need for any knowledge of the DHIS internal technologies and
implementation. You can explored it here:

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/resources
http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/charts/j1gNXBgwKVm
http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/maps/H6jRsZXfDAp

A small demo on how reports, charts and maps produced by DHIS can be
embedded in a Web portal can be found here:

http://dhis2.org/portal

A more detailed write-up of the purpose and context of the Web API can
be found here:

http://dhis2.org/doc/snapshot/en/implementer/html/full.html#d5e1545

2. Saved charts in data visualizer module: After creating a chart and
data table you can now save it as a favorite by clicking on the
"Favorites" button in the top menu, then on "Manage favorites". This
makes it easy to later reload your chart and also put it on your
personal dashboard in the dashboard module. Favorites can be saved as
personal or system views (if user is authorized). This means that
users can create their own personal charts without affecting the list
of charts for other users.

The old chart user interface in reporting module has been removed -
the data visualizer module is now the place to create charts. Please
note the new "Chart options" panel on the left menu - all options from
the old charts are there but at the moment only implemented in the
image version of the charts (accessible from the dashboard). We will
soon implement these options in the client-side charts in data
visualizer module in order to make both versions compatible.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-visualizer/app/index.html

http://dhis2.org/doc/snapshot/en/user/html/full.html#d927e2985

3. Anonymous events: The beneficiary module now provides functionality
for registering anonymous events. Use-cases for such events are birth
certificates, nutrition surveys and inpatient morbidity/mortality
registries. Data for any number of data elements can be defined and
registered for a single event (no attributes).

Programs must be marked as "single event" and "anonymous" in
beneficiary module. Under "Event registration" in data records module
you can register the anonymous events. Start by clicking on "Create
new event", then fill the entry form before clicking "Complete data
entry".

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-caseentry/anonymousRegistration.action

(Select e.g. the first facility in the tree, Ngelehun CHC.)

4. Organisation unit group set analysis in data mart and report table:
The data mart engine now produces two new data mart tables for data
element and indicator data aggregated by organisation unit groups. In
more detail, for all organisation units there are records for all
organisation unit groups. This feature has currently been implemented
in the report table tool. You can include groups by clicking on
"Toggle organisation unit groups" in the add new report table screen.
We will implement support for groups in most analysis tools for next
release. Please note that only groups which are members of a group set
will be included.

This feature is particular useful for doing analysis based on facility
classification such as type and ownership; for instance you can now
investigate the immunization rates in public, private and faith-based
facilities within a province and see how they compare. It can also
support scenarios where donors want to analyse and compare the
performance of their implementing partners.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/reports/KlcaBsIqTV4/data

5. I18n: The user interface is now completely translated into French.
This will be very useful for the upcoming DHIS implementations in West
Africa. Thanks to Jason Pickering for managing this process.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-maintenance-settings/userGeneralSettings.action

6. Image maps: Map views from the GIS module are rendered and served
as images (PNG fomat). This is useful when you want to easily embed
maps in external Web sites. These image maps can be retrieved through
the Web API.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/api/maps/Y8dSQ3fH0Xe

7. Chart download in data visualizer: Charts can now be downloaded as
image files in PNG format by clicking on the "Download as" button from
the top menu and selecting "Image (PNG)" from the menu.

8. Data table in data visualizer: Data for the selected indicators,
data elements etc can now be viewed in a data table (in addition to
the chart). Simply click on the "Data table" button on the top menu to
show the table, then click again to hide.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-visualizer/app/index.html

9. Stable object identifiers: We have introduced a stable unique
identifier (uid) for all objects in the system. This is useful and
required for robust data exchange (rather than relying on identifying
objects by names or other attributes which can be modified by the end
user). These uids are used in the URLs in the Web API to uniquely
identify all objects.

10. Scheduling: More options for scheduled tasks are now available.
First, you can set which period types to include in the data mart
tasks, which means you can now have e.g. bi-monthly and six-monthly
periods in the data mart tables. Second, you can set the data mart
export strategy, i.e. whether you want to have the system a) export
data for the last 12 months every night, or b) export data for the
last 6 months every night except Sunday then data for the last 6 to 12
months every Sunday. The latter strategy will double the aggregation
capacity of the deployment, given that the time lag is acceptable.
Third you can set the lowest organisation unit level of aggregation
for the organisation unit group based data marts - please note it is
pointless to export organisation unit group data for the
facility/lowest layer.

http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/dhis-web-maintenance-dataadmin/viewScheduledTasks.action

11. WMS support in GIS: A Web Map Service is a standard protocol for
serving georeferenced map images over the Internet. To create a WMS
layer, navigate to the GIS module and click the "WMS overlays" button
below the layer tree in the top right corner. In the URL textfield you
are supposed to enter the WMS resource url, e.g.
http://iridl.ldeo.columbia.edu/SOURCES/.IRI/.Analyses/.CSMT/.Annual_Sum/X/Y/fig-+colors+-fig//antialias+true+psdef+/wmsfigmap
. The layer textfield expects the title of the layer so look for the
<title> tag in the WMS xml file.

http://dhis2.org/sites/default/files/screenshots/wms.png

12. Performance improvements all over the system: The network usage
and load time for maps in the GIS module is down to approximately 1/3
compared to version 2.5. The number of database connections required
to retrieve reports and charts has been greatly reduced which means
that the system will handle high user-concurrency better. Data mart
generation time is down approximately 20 %.

13. Support for message notifications over SMS: Messages can now be
delivered to the users' mobile phones through SMS (in addition to the
DHIS inbox and e-mail). We will return with more info regarding
configuration later.

14. PDF download: Dynamic attributes are now included in the PDF
download for data elements, indicators and organisation units.

---

WAR file, Live package, source code and demo database can be downloaded
here:

http://dhis2.org/downloads

Documentation and Javadocs are here:

http://dhis2.org/documentation

Source code branch page here:

https://code.launchpad.net/~dhis2-devs-core/dhis2/2.6

Happy new year and best regards,

the DHIS developer team

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