Optionally Display "Description" of Data Elements on the Data Entry Page

Dear All,

One of the details of Data Elements we record (though optional) on the ‘Create new data element’ page is ‘Description’. This information is very useful because here, we can describe precisely how data should be collected for the data element in question.

After the description of the data element is entered on the Create new data element page or ‘Edit data element’ page by the user, I do not see any other place in DHIS2 where the description of the data element is used.

I am suggesting by this mail, if we could put this useful information about the data element to some good use on the Data Entry page.

During data entry, when a data entry field is selected, a bubble displays at the top-right corner of the data entry screen showing the orgunit, the period and then the data element corresponding to the selected data entry field. Is it possible we display also, the data element Description in this bubble? This could appear as shown in the attached screenshot (indicated by the red arrow).

Displaying the data element description could be made optional with a checkbox in the systems settings module.

Thank you.

John

John Ojo

Accra, Ghana.

Mobile: +233 234691626

Skype: Johnojo
Email: jnojo@yahoo.com

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Hi John,

Dear All,

One of the details of Data Elements we record (though optional) on the
'Create new data element' page is 'Description'. This information is
very useful because here, we can describe precisely how data should be
collected for the data element in question.
After the description of the data element is entered on the Create new
data element page or 'Edit data element' page by the user, I do not see
any other place in DHIS2 where the description of the data element is used.

It is actually displayed if you click the "i" (information) symbol next to a data element in the list of data elements. But of course, it is not here that is is most useful, but rather in data entry screen as you suggest.

I am suggesting by this mail, if we could put this useful information
about the data element to some good use on the Data Entry page.

During data entry, when a data entry field is selected, a bubble
displays at the top-right corner of the data entry screen showing the
orgunit, the period and then the data element corresponding to the
selected data entry field. Is it possible we display also, the data
element Description in this bubble? This could appear as shown in the
attached screenshot (indicated by the red arrow).

A very good suggestion I think.

Displaying the data element description could be made optional with a
checkbox in the systems settings module.

Yes, I think so, as sometimes the descriptions might perhaps be a bit long, and you don't want the text to cover half your table. Another option could be a default, fixed size, and then you could scroll if you are interested in all the description text. Or just a link "Show description", while usually not showing it.

Regards,
Johan

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On 05.11.2012 23:26, John Ojo wrote:

Thank you.

John
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Hi,
if the descriptions is too long to have on screen all the time, perhaps it could be added to the "info" page that is displayed when you double click in a field, along with the comments and historical values?

Olav

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5. nov. 2012 kl. 23:45 skrev Johan Sæbø <johansa@ifi.uio.no>:

Hi John,

On 05.11.2012 23:26, John Ojo wrote:

Dear All,

One of the details of Data Elements we record (though optional) on the
'Create new data element' page is 'Description'. This information is
very useful because here, we can describe precisely how data should be
collected for the data element in question.
After the description of the data element is entered on the Create new
data element page or 'Edit data element' page by the user, I do not see
any other place in DHIS2 where the description of the data element is used.

It is actually displayed if you click the "i" (information) symbol next to a data element in the list of data elements. But of course, it is not here that is is most useful, but rather in data entry screen as you suggest.

I am suggesting by this mail, if we could put this useful information
about the data element to some good use on the Data Entry page.

During data entry, when a data entry field is selected, a bubble
displays at the top-right corner of the data entry screen showing the
orgunit, the period and then the data element corresponding to the
selected data entry field. Is it possible we display also, the data
element Description in this bubble? This could appear as shown in the
attached screenshot (indicated by the red arrow).

A very good suggestion I think.

Displaying the data element description could be made optional with a
checkbox in the systems settings module.

Yes, I think so, as sometimes the descriptions might perhaps be a bit long, and you don't want the text to cover half your table. Another option could be a default, fixed size, and then you could scroll if you are interested in all the description text. Or just a link "Show description", while usually not showing it.

Regards,
Johan

Thank you.

John
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Mobile: +233 234691626
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I like this idea.

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On Nov 6, 2012 8:34 AM, “Olav” op.registrering@me.com wrote:

Hi,

if the descriptions is too long to have on screen all the time, perhaps it could be added to the “info” page that is displayed when you double click in a field, along with the comments and historical values?

Olav

  1. nov. 2012 kl. 23:45 skrev Johan Sæbø johansa@ifi.uio.no:

Hi John,

On 05.11.2012 23:26, John Ojo wrote:

Dear All,

One of the details of Data Elements we record (though optional) on the

‘Create new data element’ page is ‘Description’. This information is

very useful because here, we can describe precisely how data should be

collected for the data element in question.

After the description of the data element is entered on the Create new

data element page or ‘Edit data element’ page by the user, I do not see

any other place in DHIS2 where the description of the data element is used.

It is actually displayed if you click the “i” (information) symbol next to a data element in the list of data elements. But of course, it is not here that is is most useful, but rather in data entry screen as you suggest.

I am suggesting by this mail, if we could put this useful information

about the data element to some good use on the Data Entry page.

During data entry, when a data entry field is selected, a bubble

displays at the top-right corner of the data entry screen showing the

orgunit, the period and then the data element corresponding to the

selected data entry field. Is it possible we display also, the data

element Description in this bubble? This could appear as shown in the

attached screenshot (indicated by the red arrow).

A very good suggestion I think.

Displaying the data element description could be made optional with a

checkbox in the systems settings module.

Yes, I think so, as sometimes the descriptions might perhaps be a bit long, and you don’t want the text to cover half your table. Another option could be a default, fixed size, and then you could scroll if you are interested in all the description text. Or just a link “Show description”, while usually not showing it.

Regards,

Johan

Thank you.

John

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Accra, Ghana.

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Hi John,

I think we can do this. At least in online mode and leave it out in offline as we are already stretched on local storage space and descriptions might be long.

Lars

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On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 10:33 AM, Olav op.registrering@me.com wrote:

Hi,

if the descriptions is too long to have on screen all the time, perhaps it could be added to the “info” page that is displayed when you double click in a field, along with the comments and historical values?

Olav

  1. nov. 2012 kl. 23:45 skrev Johan Sæbø johansa@ifi.uio.no:

Hi John,

On 05.11.2012 23:26, John Ojo wrote:

Dear All,

One of the details of Data Elements we record (though optional) on the

‘Create new data element’ page is ‘Description’. This information is

very useful because here, we can describe precisely how data should be

collected for the data element in question.

After the description of the data element is entered on the Create new

data element page or ‘Edit data element’ page by the user, I do not see

any other place in DHIS2 where the description of the data element is used.

It is actually displayed if you click the “i” (information) symbol next to a data element in the list of data elements. But of course, it is not here that is is most useful, but rather in data entry screen as you suggest.

I am suggesting by this mail, if we could put this useful information

about the data element to some good use on the Data Entry page.

During data entry, when a data entry field is selected, a bubble

displays at the top-right corner of the data entry screen showing the

orgunit, the period and then the data element corresponding to the

selected data entry field. Is it possible we display also, the data

element Description in this bubble? This could appear as shown in the

attached screenshot (indicated by the red arrow).

A very good suggestion I think.

Displaying the data element description could be made optional with a

checkbox in the systems settings module.

Yes, I think so, as sometimes the descriptions might perhaps be a bit long, and you don’t want the text to cover half your table. Another option could be a default, fixed size, and then you could scroll if you are interested in all the description text. Or just a link “Show description”, while usually not showing it.

Regards,

Johan

Thank you.

John

*John Ojo

Accra, Ghana.

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Email: jnojo@yahoo.com mailto:jno@corridor-sida.org

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Hi John,

I think we can do this. At least in online mode and leave it out in offline as we are already stretched on local storage space and descriptions might be long.

Lars

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On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 10:33 AM, Olav op.registrering@me.com wrote:

Hi,

if the descriptions is too long to have on screen all the time, perhaps it could be added to the “info” page that is displayed when you double click in a field, along with the comments and historical values?

Olav

  1. nov. 2012 kl. 23:45 skrev Johan Sæbø johansa@ifi.uio.no:

Hi John,

On 05.11.2012 23:26, John Ojo wrote:

Dear All,

One of the details of Data Elements we record (though optional) on the

‘Create new data element’ page is ‘Description’. This information is

very useful because here, we can describe precisely how data should be

collected for the data element in question.

After the description of the data element is entered on the Create new

data element page or ‘Edit data element’ page by the user, I do not see

any other place in DHIS2 where the description of the data element is used.

It is actually displayed if you click the “i” (information) symbol next to a data element in the list of data elements. But of course, it is not here that is is most useful, but rather in data entry screen as you suggest.

I am suggesting by this mail, if we could put this useful information

about the data element to some good use on the Data Entry page.

During data entry, when a data entry field is selected, a bubble

displays at the top-right corner of the data entry screen showing the

orgunit, the period and then the data element corresponding to the

selected data entry field. Is it possible we display also, the data

element Description in this bubble? This could appear as shown in the

attached screenshot (indicated by the red arrow).

A very good suggestion I think.

Displaying the data element description could be made optional with a

checkbox in the systems settings module.

Yes, I think so, as sometimes the descriptions might perhaps be a bit long, and you don’t want the text to cover half your table. Another option could be a default, fixed size, and then you could scroll if you are interested in all the description text. Or just a link “Show description”, while usually not showing it.

Regards,

Johan

Thank you.

John

*John Ojo

Accra, Ghana.

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Thank you Johan.

John

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From: Johan Sæbø johansa@ifi.uio.no
To: dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net
Sent: Monday, November 5, 2012 10:45 PM
Subject: Re: [Dhis2-users] Optionally Display “Description” of Data Elements on the Data Entry Page

Hi John,

On 05.11.2012 23:26, John Ojo wrote:

Dear All,

One of the details of Data Elements we record (though optional) on the
‘Create new data element’ page is ‘Description’. This information is
very useful because here, we can describe precisely how data should be
collected for the data element in question.
After the description of the data element is entered on the Create new
data element page or ‘Edit data element’ page by the user, I do not see
any other place in DHIS2 where the description of the data element is used.

It is actually displayed if you click the “i” (information) symbol next to a data element in the list of data elements. But of course, it is not here that is is most useful, but rather in data entry screen as you suggest.

I am suggesting by this mail, if we could put this useful information
about the data element to some good use on the Data Entry page.

During data entry, when a data entry field is selected, a bubble
displays at the top-right corner of the data entry screen showing the
orgunit, the period and then the data element corresponding to the
selected data entry field. Is it possible we display also, the data
element Description in this bubble? This could appear as shown in the
attached screenshot (indicated by the red arrow).

A very good suggestion I think.

Displaying the data element description could be made optional with a
checkbox in the systems settings module.

Yes, I think so, as sometimes the descriptions might perhaps be a bit long, and you don’t want the text to cover half your table. Another option could be a default, fixed size, and then you could scroll if you are interested in all the description text. Or just a link “Show description”, while usually not showing it.

Regards,
Johan

Thank you.

John
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Thanks Lars.

John

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From: Lars Helge Øverland larshelge@gmail.com
To: Olav op.registrering@me.com
Cc: dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net
Sent: Thursday, November 8, 2012 6:12 PM
Subject: Re: [Dhis2-users] Optionally Display “Description” of Data Elements on the Data Entry Page

Hi John,

I think we can do this. At least in online mode and leave it out in offline as we are already stretched on local storage space and descriptions might be long.

Lars

On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 10:33 AM, Olav op.registrering@me.com wrote:

Hi,

if the descriptions is too long to have on screen all the time, perhaps it could be added to the “info” page that is displayed when you double click in a field, along with the comments and historical values?

Olav

  1. nov. 2012 kl. 23:45 skrev Johan Sæbø johansa@ifi.uio.no:

Hi John,

On 05.11.2012 23:26, John Ojo wrote:

Dear All,

One of the details of Data Elements we record (though optional) on the

‘Create new data element’ page is ‘Description’. This information is

very useful because here, we can describe precisely how data should be

collected for the data element in question.

After the description of the data element is entered on the Create new

data element page or ‘Edit data element’ page by the user, I do not see

any other place in DHIS2 where the description of the data element is used.

It is actually displayed if you click the “i” (information) symbol next to a data element in the list of data elements. But of course, it is not here that is is most useful, but rather in data entry screen as you suggest.

I am suggesting by this mail, if we could put this useful information

about the data element to some good use on the Data Entry page.

During data entry, when a data entry field is selected, a bubble

displays at the top-right corner of the data entry screen showing the

orgunit, the period and then the data element corresponding to the

selected data entry field. Is it possible we display also, the data

element Description in this bubble? This could appear as shown in the

attached screenshot (indicated by the red arrow).

A very good suggestion I think.

Displaying the data element description could be made optional with a

checkbox in the systems settings module.

Yes, I think so, as sometimes the descriptions might perhaps be a bit long, and you don’t want the text to cover half your table. Another option could be a default, fixed size, and then you could scroll if you are interested in all the description text. Or just a link “Show description”, while usually not showing it.

Regards,

Johan

Thank you.

John

*John Ojo

Accra, Ghana.

Mobile: +233 234691626

Skype: Johnojo

Email: jnojo@yahoo.com mailto:jno@corridor-sida.org

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Hi @Lars. Was this ever done?

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