7.4 Select dimension items

A dimension refers to the elements which describe the data values in the system. There are three main dimensions in the system:

The Data Visualizer app lets you use these dimensions completely flexible in terms of appearing as series, categories and filter.

Note

You can select dimension items in different ways:

  • Double-click a dimension item name.

  • Highlight one or several dimension items and click the single-arrow.

  • To select all dimension items in a list, click the double-arrow.

  • To clear dimension items, use the arrows or double-click the names in the Selected list.

7.4.1 Select indicators

The Data Visualizer app can display any number of indicators and data elements in a chart. You can select both indicators and data elements to appear together in the same chart, with their order of appearance the same as the order in which they are selected.

  1. Click Data and select Indicators .

  2. Select an indicator group.

    The indicators in the selected group appear in the Available list.

  3. Select one or several indicators by double-clicking the name.

    The indicator moves to the Selected list.

7.4.2 Select data elements

The Data Visualizer app can display any number of indicators and data elements in a chart. You can select both indicators and data elements to appear together in the same chart, with their order of appearance the same as the order in which they are selected.

  1. Click Data and select Data elements .

  2. Select a data element group.

    The data elements in the selected group appear in the Available list.

  3. Select one or several data elements by double-clicking the name.

    The data element moves to the Selected list.

7.4.3 Select reporting rates

The Data Visualizer app can display reporting rates in a chart, by itself or together with indicators and data elements. Reporting rates are defined by data sets.

  1. Click Data and select Reporting rates .

    The reporting rates appear in the Available list.

  2. Select one or several reporting rates by double-clicking the name.

    The reporting rate moves to the Selected list.

7.4.4 Select fixed and relative periods

  1. Click Periods .

  2. Select one or several periods.

    You can combine fixed periods and relative periods 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.
    • 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.

7.4.5 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:

    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 .

7.4.6 Select additional dimension items

Depending on the settings for your organisation unit group sets and data element group sets, you can select additional dimension items from the left menu.

Here you can add dimension items such as age, sex, etc. without having to add them as detailed data element selections. This is useful when you want to separate these categories in your analysis.

The additional dimension items you select are available in Chart layout as dimensions.