Uniqueness of organisation unit name

Dear All

I have found that, Organisation unit name is accepting duplicate names. Is it allowed now a days? or a bug? I have created a number of Sierra Leone in 2.30 demo. Only Code field check duplicates.

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Nayeem Al Mifthah

Health Information Systems Specialist

Support to the National HMIS
MIS, Directorate General of Health Services

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh
Telephone: +880-2-58816459 | Fax: +880-2-58813875

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I think this is a feature, not a bug

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On Sun, Sep 9, 2018, 6:54 PM Nayeem Al Mifthah n.mifthah@gmail.com wrote:

Dear All

I have found that, Organisation unit name is accepting duplicate names. Is it allowed now a days? or a bug? I have created a number of Sierra Leone in 2.30 demo. Only Code field check duplicates.

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Nayeem Al Mifthah

Health Information Systems Specialist

Support to the National HMIS
MIS, Directorate General of Health Services

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh
Telephone: +880-2-58816459 | Fax: +880-2-58813875

Mobile: +88-01914 030 574 | Email: n.mifthah@gmail.com

Skype: nayeem.a.m | LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/nayeemam


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Thanks Knut. In that case using orgunit name as a ID scheme for data import may not work.

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Regards,
Nayeem Al Mifthah
Consultant for HSS, HMIS, M&E, GIS and Surveillance

Kindly ignore typos.

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On 9 Sep 2018 11:03 pm, “Knut Staring” knutst@gmail.com wrote:

I think this is a feature, not a bug

On Sun, Sep 9, 2018, 6:54 PM Nayeem Al Mifthah n.mifthah@gmail.com wrote:

Dear All

I have found that, Organisation unit name is accepting duplicate names. Is it allowed now a days? or a bug? I have created a number of Sierra Leone in 2.30 demo. Only Code field check duplicates.

Nayeem Al Mifthah

Health Information Systems Specialist

Support to the National HMIS
MIS, Directorate General of Health Services

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh
Telephone: +880-2-58816459 | Fax: +880-2-58813875

Mobile: +88-01914 030 574 | Email: n.mifthah@gmail.com

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Unless you know they are unique

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On 9 Sep 2018 11:03 pm, “Knut Staring” knutst@gmail.com wrote:

I think this is a feature, not a bug

On Sun, Sep 9, 2018, 6:54 PM Nayeem Al Mifthah n.mifthah@gmail.com wrote:

Dear All

I have found that, Organisation unit name is accepting duplicate names. Is it allowed now a days? or a bug? I have created a number of Sierra Leone in 2.30 demo. Only Code field check duplicates.

Nayeem Al Mifthah

Health Information Systems Specialist

Support to the National HMIS
MIS, Directorate General of Health Services

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh
Telephone: +880-2-58816459 | Fax: +880-2-58813875

Mobile: +88-01914 030 574 | Email: n.mifthah@gmail.com

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Noted with thanks.

Regards,
Nayeem Al Mifthah
Kindly ignore typos.

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On 9 Sep 2018 11:03 pm, “Knut Staring” knutst@gmail.com wrote:

I think this is a feature, not a bug

On Sun, Sep 9, 2018, 6:54 PM Nayeem Al Mifthah n.mifthah@gmail.com wrote:

Dear All

I have found that, Organisation unit name is accepting duplicate names. Is it allowed now a days? or a bug? I have created a number of Sierra Leone in 2.30 demo. Only Code field check duplicates.

Nayeem Al Mifthah

Health Information Systems Specialist

Support to the National HMIS
MIS, Directorate General of Health Services

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh
Telephone: +880-2-58816459 | Fax: +880-2-58813875

Mobile: +88-01914 030 574 | Email: n.mifthah@gmail.com

Skype: nayeem.a.m | LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/nayeemam


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Hi,

There are only unique constraints for the fields “uid” and “code”.

That said, I/we have always ensured that at least the main name is factually unique too - the short name is a different matter (although I would argue that ensuring unique short names within e.g. a district or state/province is a good idea, since reports etc for such smaller areas tend to be facility or sub-facility based. For larger countries, we normally use a sub-national prefix to ensure uniqueness (e.g. a two-character prefix representing the province, like in South Africa, or the state, like in Nigeria).

Ensuring uniqueness require a bit more discipline when creating/maintaining orgunits, but you get that time back and more so by avoiding other problems (the import using Name scheme is one of them, but any output object using those names are usually the main problem).

Regards

calle

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On 9 Sep 2018 11:03 pm, “Knut Staring” knutst@gmail.com wrote:

I think this is a feature, not a bug

On Sun, Sep 9, 2018, 6:54 PM Nayeem Al Mifthah n.mifthah@gmail.com wrote:

Dear All

I have found that, Organisation unit name is accepting duplicate names. Is it allowed now a days? or a bug? I have created a number of Sierra Leone in 2.30 demo. Only Code field check duplicates.

Nayeem Al Mifthah

Health Information Systems Specialist

Support to the National HMIS
MIS, Directorate General of Health Services

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh
Telephone: +880-2-58816459 | Fax: +880-2-58813875

Mobile: +88-01914 030 574 | Email: n.mifthah@gmail.com

Skype: nayeem.a.m | LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/nayeemam


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