DevResults release notes
DevResults release notes
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Single sign-on users: redirect issue fixed

 

Bug Fix

  

A few SSO users were being constantly redirected to their user profile page; this issue has been fixed, and your initially intended destination should now be honored.

Small fix for numerous disaggregation combinations

 

Bug Fix

  

We introduced a small fix to clarify some disaggregation limits: no more than 1000 category combos will be displayed for data entry, and no more than 2048 category combos can exist in the system, period.

Since about August 2022, both limits were defaulting to 1000, unexpectedly. This was causing some indicators that were previously OK to stop calculating. That has been corrected.

These limits are somewhat arbitrary, but not without purpose.

For direct entry indicators, combining 3 cross disaggregations with 10 categories each will create 1000 (10 * 10 * 10 = 1000) category combinations. That means you're asking a fellow human to enter data in 1000 separate columns, multiplied by however many geographies you have, per activity, per reporting period. That's a lot. Chances are there's lots of tiny errors where a number gets put in the wrong column by accident, and ~80-90% of those cells are empty (because no individual or observation exists for any particular combination of traits). A data table or formula indicator would be a better choice; let a computer handle that complexity.

If you add another cross disaggregation with 10 more categories (10 * 10 * 10 * 10) you're now up to 10,000 combinations (not counting the geography, activity, reporting period, etc. dimensions), and likely to experience performance issues as your browser attempts to handle very large queries. For that reason, 2048 is a hard limit for disaggregation categories. Consider reducing the complexity of your disaggregations/categories, or switching to parallel disaggregation.

Minor: disaggregations now exportable and selectable (so you can copy/paste them)

 

Improvement

  

As we migrate and consolidate our various tables from older tech to newer tech, we're realizing a few tables were left unexportable and unselectable. We fixed Tags already, but now we've done the same for Disaggregations.

Activity-Indicator assignment permissions more consistent

 

Improvement

  

Lots of things can be done two different ways in DevResults — you can assign indicators to activities, or vice versa. We've made permissions a little more 'symmetrical' and consistent to reflect that.

Now you can add indicators to an activity (or activities to an indicator) if you have:

  • Edit permissions to indicators but view permissions to activities (though you can't edit anything else for an activity)
  • Edit permissions to activities but view permissions to indicators (though you can't edit anything else for an indicator)
  • Edit permissions to both indicators and activities (like always)

This also enables a few bulk actions (indicator/activity assignments, bookmarking) that didn't exist for some users before.

Form templates page ditches icons, now an editable 'grid'

 

Improvement

  

Instead of the old grid of document icons, the forms template page now displays as an editable grid. This should make updating the name, description, and type of each form much faster.

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You can always go to the familiar detailed view if you click on the 'Edit' button, too.

Enterprise: link multiple admin divisions

 

Improvement

  

You can now link one admin division on a project or 'child' site to multiple admin divisions on an enterprise or 'parent' site.

This can be handy where the project site and enterprise site use slightly different subnational or regional boundaries or definitions.

Just link them as you always do according to the enterprise setup checklist.

Matrix tile on dashboard out of beta testing

 

Brand New!

  

Today we're releasing the Matrix Dashboard Tile to all users, not just Beta Testers.

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Instead of separate Matrix dashboard, you can put your Matrix report right next to your other dashboard tiles.

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The original beta release note can be found here.

Combine data table indicator filters using 'OR' logic (in addition to existing 'AND')

 

Brand New!

  

You can now combine multiple filters on a data table indicator using 'OR' logic (meaning results can match any filter) as opposed to 'AND' logic (meaning results must match all filters simultaneously).

Once you add a second filter, you'll notice a new option to "Include data matching any of the above filters". When checked, the usual 'and' statement that combines multiple filters will change to an 'or'. This will give users much more flexibility in designing specific indicator definitions.

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Copy dashboard tiles to other dashboards

 

Improvement

  

You can now copy dashboard tiles to one or more other dashboards. Very handy for both duplicating tiles across your dashboards, as well as making copies to tweak within the same dashboard.

Just click on the settings icon (gear or cog) to open the Tile Configuration menu and click Copy tile, or mouseover the tile header and click on the clipboard icon. You'll be prompted to choose which dashboard(s) (of the dashboards you own and have edit rights to) you want to copy the tile onto.

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Change activity display field in Matrix or MultiMatrix

 

Improvement

  

You can now choose which Activity display field — Name, Short Name, Reference #, or Code — you wish to include in your Matrix or MultiMatrix reports, just like you can already do with Indicator Codes, Names, and Reference #s.

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Note that any activity with a missing value for the chosen field will instead show its database ID (the 5-6 digit number that shows up in the URL).