DHIS2 Beta Testing

Thank you for your interest in DHIS2 beta testing!

Release 2.31

UiO will be running a DHIS2 beta test campaign for release 2.31 from November 12 to November 23.

The beta testing campaign is an opportunity for you preview the very latest features of DHIS2 while helping us to catch existing features that have been broken (regression) and check that new features are fit for purpose. It is a big advantage to fix bugs and issues before release, so we hope for your support in testing the release candidate as well as possible.

Participation will be possible by either:

  • testing directly on our release candidate demo instance(s):


  • downloading the release candidate war file, or building from the release candidate tag, and running your own instance

War file: dhis.war
Release Tag: 2.31-rc1
Demo databasedhis2-db-sierra-leone.sql.gz

Your own database: Updates from 2.30 onwards are handled by dhis2! Ensure that your DB is compatible with 2.30 before running 2.31-rc1!
Note! PostgreSQL version 9.6 or higher is now required. (We recommend migrating to version 10).

Pro Tip: With 2.31, we have modified our build process to produce fully deterministic builds. This means that if you build the war file yourself, from the release candidate tag, you will get exactly the same war file that we produce (regardless of when you build it).

Raise issues in Jirahttps://jira.dhis2.org

Project: DHIS 2 Software (DHIS2)
Issue Type: Bug
Affects Version/s: 2.31-rc1

Please provide details of all of the steps necessary to reproduce the issue; including how you set up the data.
Use screenshots if relevant and possible - but also describe the issue in the screenshot.


The 2.31 final release will be available from 30 November (assuming no critical regression issues remain open at that time).

Beta testing kick-off webinar

We will kick off the Beta Testing campaign by holding a webinar with a brief demo of key new features on 12 November at 14:00 CET. We welcome attendance from all of the DHIS2 Experts community.
Here are the joining instructions:

Topic: DHIS 2 release 2.31 beta testing KO
Time: Nov 12, 2018 14:00-16:00 Oslo (CET)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/3260046341

Draft Agenda

INTRODUCTION - 15 mins. Phil

Welcome, introduction and outline of the beta testing process.

  • How and where to access the release candidate
  • How to raise issues
  • The schedule

ANALYTICS FEATURES - 20 mins. Moderator: Scott

Introduction to the changes for 2.31 related to Analytics

  • New Data Visualizer App (Beta)
  • Event layer style by data element
  • Maps image download
  • Layer data download
  • Rich text for interpretations and comments on dashboards

APPS - 20 mins. Moderator: Viktor

Introduction to the changes for 2.31 related to “Apps”

  • Maintenance app
  • Import/Export app
  • User app
  • User profile app

TRACKER FEATURES - 40 mins. Moderator: Mike

Introduction to the changes for 2.31 related to Tracker

  • Default table mode for data entry
  • Customizing look and feel
  • Capture geometry for tracked entity instances and enrollments
  • Count number of relationships a record has
  • Capture app - new event capture app