Min Max Violations Preventing Data Set Complete when Passing Validations are Compulsory

Dear All,

We have a data set which has been configured as passing validation rules is compulsory for the data set to be completed. When we set up Min Max rules, any violation is shown as a validation rule violation when validation rule analysis is run which in turn prevents the user from completing the data set. This was demonstrated in 2.28 build version 3c2ba0b.

Is this the expected behavior. I feel that it is okay to display Min/Max violations as a validation rule violation but it should allow the user to proceed completing the data set provided if he has put a comment etc. Since Min/Max is set as a data quality check but not necessarily an error in data entry (what is checked by validation rules), I think there should be a provision to proceed completing data set.

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Regards,
Pamod Amarakoon

MBBS (SL)

MSc (Biomedical Informatics), EMSc (Health Admin), PGCert (MedEd), CEH

HISP Sri Lanka

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Hi

I agree with Pamod on this issue - from the very start of DHIS in 1997, min/max violations have always been regarded as “soft” violations - which means the user gets a warning but should not be blocked from continuing. That is different from the typical "absolute’ validation rules which are “hard”, like when you have a rule that the number of positives cannot be higher than the number tested (for whatever). Min/max values represent the NORMAL range of a data element / variable - not the absolute range (note: DHIS 1.4 supported defining ABSOLUTE min-max values, but DHIS2 does not)

Regards from Sierra Leone

Calle

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On 16 May 2018 at 07:59, Pamod Amarakoon pamodm@gmail.com wrote:

Dear All,

We have a data set which has been configured as passing validation rules is compulsory for the data set to be completed. When we set up Min Max rules, any violation is shown as a validation rule violation when validation rule analysis is run which in turn prevents the user from completing the data set. This was demonstrated in 2.28 build version 3c2ba0b.

Is this the expected behavior. I feel that it is okay to display Min/Max violations as a validation rule violation but it should allow the user to proceed completing the data set provided if he has put a comment etc. Since Min/Max is set as a data quality check but not necessarily an error in data entry (what is checked by validation rules), I think there should be a provision to proceed completing data set.


Regards,
Pamod Amarakoon

MBBS (SL)

MSc (Biomedical Informatics), EMSc (Health Admin), PGCert (MedEd), CEH

HISP Sri Lanka

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