Support for Fortnightly/Biweekly Period Type

Hi all

We have a form which has to be filled fortnightly. Currently in DHIS2 fortnightly periodtype is not supported. Would DHIS2 support it in the near future?

Also, if possible, please suggest on any workaround solution for this type of requirement.

Thanks

harsh

Dear Harsh,

That sounds a unique case indeed. In Uganda, we order ARV using DHIS2 on a bimonthly basis yet the supported period is monthly.

The workaround is to train your users to always jump a week and enter for the week they expect.

You may need to print schedule for the weeks so that they can remember. Note that when selecting the weekly period in DHIS2, the date range for that week and week number is displayed. SO if they know the dates, they are submitting data for, ideally,they should enter data without issues.

Alternatively, you can use a javascript and preset the starting week, then validate that the period to be selected should be that preset starting week + 2, else the data entry should be denied.

Alex

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On Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 10:50 AM, Harsh Atal harsh.atal@gmail.com wrote:

Hi all

We have a form which has to be filled fortnightly. Currently in DHIS2 fortnightly periodtype is not supported. Would DHIS2 support it in the near future?

Also, if possible, please suggest on any workaround solution for this type of requirement.

Thanks

harsh


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Technical Advisor - DHIS2 (Consultant),
Ministry of Health/AFENET

Kampala

Uganda

IT Consultant - BarefootPower Uganda Ltd, SmartSolar, Kenya

IT Specialist (Servers, Networks and Security, Health Information Systems - DHIS2 ) & Solar Consultant

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"I don’t want to be anything other than what I have been - one tree hill "

Thanks Alex, dhis2 supports bimonthly type but I guess when your project started it didn’t have that.

We’ll have to do something along the lines of your suggestion for our requirement. Although, It will be cool if DHIS could support it out of the box.

regards

harsh

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On 27 July 2015 at 14:13, Alex Tumwesigye atumwesigye@gmail.com wrote:

Dear Harsh,

That sounds a unique case indeed. In Uganda, we order ARV using DHIS2 on a bimonthly basis yet the supported period is monthly.

The workaround is to train your users to always jump a week and enter for the week they expect.

You may need to print schedule for the weeks so that they can remember. Note that when selecting the weekly period in DHIS2, the date range for that week and week number is displayed. SO if they know the dates, they are submitting data for, ideally,they should enter data without issues.

Alternatively, you can use a javascript and preset the starting week, then validate that the period to be selected should be that preset starting week + 2, else the data entry should be denied.

Alex

On Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 10:50 AM, Harsh Atal harsh.atal@gmail.com wrote:

Hi all

We have a form which has to be filled fortnightly. Currently in DHIS2 fortnightly periodtype is not supported. Would DHIS2 support it in the near future?

Also, if possible, please suggest on any workaround solution for this type of requirement.

Thanks

harsh


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Technical Advisor - DHIS2 (Consultant),
Ministry of Health/AFENET

Kampala

Uganda

IT Consultant - BarefootPower Uganda Ltd, SmartSolar, Kenya

IT Specialist (Servers, Networks and Security, Health Information Systems - DHIS2 ) & Solar Consultant

+256 774149 775, + 256 759 800161

"I don’t want to be anything other than what I have been - one tree hill "

Dear Harsh,

Yes, DHIS2 supports it but our scenario is different from what they support.

We have three warehouses for ARV drugs, each warehouse has 6 cycles for distributing drugs in a year. Each of that cycle has a start date and deadline date that varies every year to the extent that some cycles start or end in the middle of the month.

On top of the above, facilities are grouped in zones and it is the zones that are allocated cycles.

Ideally, our scenario is very complex and still with DHIS2 enhancements, it still remains complex!!

Alex

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On Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 8:21 AM, Harsh Atal harsh.atal@gmail.com wrote:

Thanks Alex, dhis2 supports bimonthly type but I guess when your project started it didn’t have that.

We’ll have to do something along the lines of your suggestion for our requirement. Although, It will be cool if DHIS could support it out of the box.

regards

harsh

On 27 July 2015 at 14:13, Alex Tumwesigye atumwesigye@gmail.com wrote:

Dear Harsh,

That sounds a unique case indeed. In Uganda, we order ARV using DHIS2 on a bimonthly basis yet the supported period is monthly.

The workaround is to train your users to always jump a week and enter for the week they expect.

You may need to print schedule for the weeks so that they can remember. Note that when selecting the weekly period in DHIS2, the date range for that week and week number is displayed. SO if they know the dates, they are submitting data for, ideally,they should enter data without issues.

Alternatively, you can use a javascript and preset the starting week, then validate that the period to be selected should be that preset starting week + 2, else the data entry should be denied.

Alex

On Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 10:50 AM, Harsh Atal harsh.atal@gmail.com wrote:

Hi all

We have a form which has to be filled fortnightly. Currently in DHIS2 fortnightly periodtype is not supported. Would DHIS2 support it in the near future?

Also, if possible, please suggest on any workaround solution for this type of requirement.

Thanks

harsh


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Alex Tumwesigye

Technical Advisor - DHIS2 (Consultant),
Ministry of Health/AFENET

Kampala

Uganda

IT Consultant - BarefootPower Uganda Ltd, SmartSolar, Kenya

IT Specialist (Servers, Networks and Security, Health Information Systems - DHIS2 ) & Solar Consultant

+256 774149 775, + 256 759 800161

"I don’t want to be anything other than what I have been - one tree hill "

Alex Tumwesigye

Technical Advisor - DHIS2 (Consultant),
Ministry of Health/AFENET

Kampala

Uganda

IT Consultant - BarefootPower Uganda Ltd, SmartSolar, Kenya

IT Specialist (Servers, Networks and Security, Health Information Systems - DHIS2 ) & Solar Consultant

+256 774149 775, + 256 759 800161

"I don’t want to be anything other than what I have been - one tree hill "

Oh man! that sounds very complex indeed…compared to this all we require is a support for biweekly periodtype in data entry and analysis.

regards

harsh

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On 28 July 2015 at 15:16, Alex Tumwesigye atumwesigye@gmail.com wrote:

Dear Harsh,

Yes, DHIS2 supports it but our scenario is different from what they support.

We have three warehouses for ARV drugs, each warehouse has 6 cycles for distributing drugs in a year. Each of that cycle has a start date and deadline date that varies every year to the extent that some cycles start or end in the middle of the month.

On top of the above, facilities are grouped in zones and it is the zones that are allocated cycles.

Ideally, our scenario is very complex and still with DHIS2 enhancements, it still remains complex!!

Alex

On Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 8:21 AM, Harsh Atal harsh.atal@gmail.com wrote:

Thanks Alex, dhis2 supports bimonthly type but I guess when your project started it didn’t have that.

We’ll have to do something along the lines of your suggestion for our requirement. Although, It will be cool if DHIS could support it out of the box.

regards

harsh


Alex Tumwesigye

Technical Advisor - DHIS2 (Consultant),
Ministry of Health/AFENET

Kampala

Uganda

IT Consultant - BarefootPower Uganda Ltd, SmartSolar, Kenya

IT Specialist (Servers, Networks and Security, Health Information Systems - DHIS2 ) & Solar Consultant

+256 774149 775, + 256 759 800161

"I don’t want to be anything other than what I have been - one tree hill "

On 27 July 2015 at 14:13, Alex Tumwesigye atumwesigye@gmail.com wrote:

Dear Harsh,

That sounds a unique case indeed. In Uganda, we order ARV using DHIS2 on a bimonthly basis yet the supported period is monthly.

The workaround is to train your users to always jump a week and enter for the week they expect.

You may need to print schedule for the weeks so that they can remember. Note that when selecting the weekly period in DHIS2, the date range for that week and week number is displayed. SO if they know the dates, they are submitting data for, ideally,they should enter data without issues.

Alternatively, you can use a javascript and preset the starting week, then validate that the period to be selected should be that preset starting week + 2, else the data entry should be denied.

Alex

On Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 10:50 AM, Harsh Atal harsh.atal@gmail.com wrote:

Hi all

We have a form which has to be filled fortnightly. Currently in DHIS2 fortnightly periodtype is not supported. Would DHIS2 support it in the near future?

Also, if possible, please suggest on any workaround solution for this type of requirement.

Thanks

harsh


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Alex Tumwesigye

Technical Advisor - DHIS2 (Consultant),
Ministry of Health/AFENET

Kampala

Uganda

IT Consultant - BarefootPower Uganda Ltd, SmartSolar, Kenya

IT Specialist (Servers, Networks and Security, Health Information Systems - DHIS2 ) & Solar Consultant

+256 774149 775, + 256 759 800161

"I don’t want to be anything other than what I have been - one tree hill "