25.4. Select dimension items

An event report is always based on a program. You can do analysis based on a range of dimensions. Each dimension item can have a corresponding filter. You select dimension items from from the left-side menu.

  1. Select data elements:

    1. Click Data.

    2. Select a program and a program stage.

      The data elements associated with the selected program are listed under Available. Each data element acts as a dimension.

    3. Select the data elements you need by double-clicking their names.

      After selecting a data element, it is visible under Selected data items.

    4. (Optional) For each data element, specify a filter with operators such as "greater than", "in" or "equal" together with a filter value.

  2. Select periods.

    1. Click Periods.

    2. Select one or several periods.

      You have three period options: relative periods, fixed periods and start/end dates. You can combine fixed periods and relative periods in the same chart. You cannot combine fixed periods and relative periods with start/end dates in the same chart. Overlapping periods are filtered so that they only appear once.

      • Fixed periods: In the Select period type box, select a period type. You can select any number of fixed periods from any period type. Fixed periods can for example be "January 2014".

      • Relative periods: In the lower part of the Periods section, select as many relative periods as you like. The names are relative to the current date. This means that if the current month is March and you select Last month, the month of February is included in the chart. Relative periods has the advantage that it keeps the data in the report up to date as time goes.

      • Start/end dates: In the list under the Periods tab, select Start/end dates. This period type lets you specify flexible dates for the time span in the report.

  3. Select organisation units.

    1. Click Organisation units.

    2. Click the gearbox icon.

    3. Select a Selection mode and an organisation unit.

      There are three different selection modes:

      Table 25.2. Selection modes

      Selection mode

      Description

      Select organisation units

      Lets you select the organisation units you want to appear in the chart from the organization tree.

      Select User org unit to disable the organisation unit tree and only select the organisation unit that is related to your profile.

      Select User sub-units to disable the organisation unit tree and only select the sub-units of the organisation unit that is related to your profile.

      Select User sub-x2-units to disable the organisation unit tree and only select organisation units two levels down from the organisation unit that is related to your profile.

      This functionality is useful for administrators to create a meaningful "system" favorite. With this option checked all users find their respective organisation unit when they open the favorite.

      Select levels

      Lets you select all organisation units at one or more levels, for example national or district level.

      You can also select the parent organisation unit in the tree, which makes it easy to select for example, all facilities inside one or more districts.

      Select groups

      Lets you select all organisation units inside one or several groups and parent organisation units at the same time, for example hospitals or chiefdoms.


  4. Click Update.