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WAR file: DHIS2 Core Software

The WAR file requires you to install a Java servlet container (like Tomcat or Jetty) and PostgreSQL. You can get the latest stable release for all maintained versions from the links below, and the very latest build from here. Check out the installation guide for Ubuntu Linux here. For the bleeding edge build check out the continuous integration server. WAR files are copied from our continuous integration server where you can find revision number and build time.

Please note that if you are upgrading your DHIS2 instance to a new version that is more than one version number ahead, you should consult the upgrade notes for each version in between your current version and the new version you are installing.

Production Package Release date Upgrade notes Release notes Size Version
DHIS 2 WAR-file 2.35.1 14.12.2020 Upgrade notes 2.35 Release notes 270 Mb 2.35
2.35.1 Patch Release notes
DHIS 2 WAR-file 2.34.3 22.01.2021 Upgrade notes 2.34 Release notes 296 Mb 2.34
2.34.3 Patch Release notes
DHIS 2 WAR-file 2.33.7 19.11.2020 Upgrade notes 2.33 Release notes 266 Mb 2.33
2.33.7 Patch Release notes
DHIS 2 WAR-file 2.32.7 12.11.2020 Upgrade notes 2.32 Release notes 272 Mb 2.32
2.32.7 Patch Release notes
DHIS 2 WAR-file 2.31.9 27.05.2020 Upgrade notes 2.31 Release notes 255 Mb 2.31
2.31.9 Patch Release notes
DHIS 2 WAR-file 2.30 10.07.2018 Upgrade notes Release notes 232 Mb 2.30
DHIS 2 WAR-file 2.29 07.03.2018 Upgrade notes Release notes 200 Mb 2.29
DHIS 2 WAR-file 2.28 11.10.2017 Upgrade notes Release notes 183 Mb 2.28
DHIS 2 WAR-file 2.27 01.06.2017 Upgrade notes Release notes 176 Mb 2.27
DHIS 2 WAR-file 2.26 31.01.2017 Upgrade notes Release notes 168 Mb 2.26
DHIS 2 WAR-file 2.25 13.10.2016 Upgrade notes Release notes 144 Mb 2.25
DHIS 2 WAR-file 2.24 04.07.2016 Upgrade notes Release notes 136 Mb 2.24

For the latest (unstable) versions of a given release, look here.

Android apps

The Android applications are mobile extensions of DHIS2 and allows for capture and analysis of your data. The apps are generally linked directly to your DHIS2 server, removing the need for manual steps for synchronizing data between the clients and the server. Data can be saved while being offline and uploaded to the server when connectivity is present.

You can get the Android apps from the DHIS2 Android Install section.

Additional web apps

The DHIS2 App Hub provides links to additional web applications for the DHIS2 platform developed by the core DHIS2 team, our HISP network, international partners such as the World Heath Organization (WHO), and other members of the global DHIS2 community. These apps are fully compatible with the core DHIS2 software platform.

You can browse and download the available DHIS2 web apps in our App Hub.

Source code

The source code is hosted at Github and you can find it at The server-side code is found in the dhis2-core repository. Each stable release has its own release branch, named like 2.32, 2.33 and so on. The client-side apps are found in separate repositories named with an -app suffix. The source code is released under the BSD license.

Sample data

When setting up your system it is useful to have access to a database with sample data. This database contains data from the DHIS2 implementation in Sierra Leone. The PostgreSQL file must be gunzipped and can be imported through pgAdmin restore function or with psql -d dbname -U username -f dhis2-db-sierra-leone.sql. You might want to install the 7zip package to gunzip the database file on Windows.

Package Size Version
Sample database (PostgreSQL) 78.5 Mb 2.35 latest
Sample database (PostgreSQL) 78.5 Mb 2.35.1 stable
Sample database (PostgreSQL) 80 Mb 2.34 latest
Sample database (PostgreSQL) 80 Mb 2.34.3 stable
Sample database (PostgreSQL) 94 Mb 2.33 latest
Sample database (PostgreSQL) 78.1 Mb 2.33.7 stable
Sample database (PostgreSQL) 95 Mb 2.32 latest
Sample database (PostgreSQL) 78 Mb 2.32.7 stable
Sample database (PostgreSQL) 77 Mb 2.31 latest
Sample database (PostgreSQL) 77 Mb 2.31.9 stable
Sample database (PostgreSQL) 77 Mb 2.30
Sample database (PostgreSQL) 76 Mb 2.29
Sample database (PostgreSQL) 76 Mb 2.28
Sample database (PostgreSQL) 75 Mb 2.27
Sample database (PostgreSQL) 70 Mb 2.26
Sample database (PostgreSQL) 63 Mb 2.25
Sample database (PostgreSQL) 63 Mb 2.24

You can also find all sample data on the DHIS2 demo database GitHub repository.