Spotlight

Feature Spotlight

Feature spotlights highlight new features and updates for each release of DHIS2. They include useful information on a variety of topics related to using and configuring DHIS2. They have been divided into categories and are updated with every release of DHIS2. Select the category that you would like to view from the list below.

You can find a description of each of these categories as well as the videos they contain within this page. You can also view our YouTube page. 

Analysis Tools

Analysis tools cover the apps and features related to the visualisation of data including maps, tables, charts and dashboards. Click on the heading "Analysis Tools" to be taken to a page showing all of the videos for this category.

Maps

DHIS 2.33 - Maps : Split View & Timeline Maps

Two new map types have been introduced in DHIS 2.33 : split view and timeline maps. These map types allow you to view data from multiple periods at the same time.

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DHIS 2.32 - Maps : Maps Filters

This feature allows you filter thematic layers by using any available category or organisation group that you have made available for analysis.

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DHIS 2.31 - Maps : New Maps App

In DHIS 2.31 a new maps app is introduced. There are a number of new features and enhancements that are available when compared to the previous GIS app.

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Data Visualizer

DHIS 2.33 - Data Visualizer : Single Value Charts & Chart Title Updates

Discusses modifications made to enhance chart titles as well as a new chart type, the single value chart

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DHIS 2.32 - Data Visualizer : Dual Axis Charts

A new chart type is introduced that allows you to add a second axis to your chart and assign data to different axes

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DHIS 2.31 - Data Visualizer : New Data Visualizer App

In DHIS 2.31 a new data visualizer app is introduced. It offers a modern interface and a framework to introduce new features and tools for visualzing data.

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Pivot Table

DHIS 2.29 - Pivot Table Rendering

Shows enhancements that have been implemented to load large pivot tables in the web browser.

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Dashboards

DHIS 2.32 - Dashboard : Dashboard Filters

In DHIS 2.32, the dashboard filter functionality has been updated to allow you to filter by any period, organisation unit, category or organisation group that you have made available for analysis.

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DHIS 2.29 - Dashboard : New Dashboard App

A new dashboard app is introduced and its functionality is discussed.

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Overall Updates

DHIS 2.33 - New Reports App

A new reports app has completely replaced the reports app found in previous versions of DHIS2. It includes new design language and enhanced functionality when reviewing reports.

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DHIS 2.32 - Rich Text Description and Interprations

In DHIS 2.32, the ability to add rich text features to descriptions and interpretations has been added. This allows you to add formatting to these items, such as bold and italic characters.

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DHIS 2.30 - Social Analytics Features

A number of social analytics features, including tagging users and subscribing to analysis outputs, are reviewed.

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Data Capture

Data capture covers any changes to the aggregate data entry app, tracker capture and capture apps. Click on the heading "Data Capture" to be taken to a page showing all of the videos for this category.

DHIS 2.33 - User Assignment of Events

Reviews the process of assigning individual events to users in both tracker and event capture.

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DHIS 2.31 - Event Capture : Capture App

A new capture app for entering event program data is introduced. This replaces the event capture app used in previous versions of DHIS2.

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DHIS 2.29 - Tracker Capture Updates

A number of new updates in tracker capture are discussed including: pattern based-system generated ID's, uploading images, detection of duplicate records, persistent top bar for displaying program information in the tracker dashboard and comparing fors for repeatable program stages.

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Security & Access Control

Security & user access control shows features on securing your metadata and data and sharing them safely with your users. Click on the heading "Security & Access Control" to be taken to a page showing all of the videos for this category.

DHIS 2.30 - Two Factor Authentication

Two factor authentication for managing user log-ins is introduced in DHIS 2.30.

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DHIS 2.30 - Breaking the Glass & Program Access Levels

Breaking the glass is a new security feature that allows you to provide temporary access to individual level data on a needs-based basis.

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DHIS 2.29 - Program Stage Sharing

Through program stage sharing, you can grant users various access levels to the different program stages within your program. This allows users to view certain stages without being able to edit their data, or hide stages entirely while granting access to other parts of the program.

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DHIS 2.29 - Data Level Sharing : Tracked Entity Types, Programs and Program Stages

Describes how you can share/hide tracker data from users at various levels, including the various components that work together within a tracker program to allow this to happen.

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DHIS 2.29 - Data Level Sharing : Category Options and Data Sets

This overview discusses how aggregate data can be shared (or hidden) with users at various levels.

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Configuration & Maintenance

Configuration and Maintenance covers changes to the configuration process and maintenance apps within DHIS2. Click on the heading "Configuration & Maintenance" to be taken to a page showing all of the videos for this category.

DHIS 2.31 - Maintenance : Enhanced Search and Column Management

New features to make searching for and displaying items in the maintenance app are discussed.

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DHIS 2.30 - New App Interfaces

A number of apps receive a facelift through updated design language and ehanced functionality to provide a more consistent user experience across DHIS2.

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DHIS 2.29 - Event and Tracker Maintenance

Re-designed workflows to manage event and tracker programs in the maintenance app are introduced.

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