Add links to data tables

You can now add links to data tables for additional documentation. Previously, any links added as "Other Text" were recorded as plain text and did not automatically turn into a link. Now any links you paste into an "Other Text" column (as long as there is no other text in that column) will be automatically converted into a link.

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Rename 'partner organization'

The list of things you can rename in the DevResults interface is growing — now in addition to 'activities', 'locations', and 'awarding organizations', you can also swap out your preferred term for 'partner organizations' (e.g. 'subs', 'grantees', or just 'partners').

Changing 'partner organizations' to a different term is a little tricky:

  • While an activity can have more than one 'partner organization', it has only one 'primary organization' with which all results data is associated, so both terms must be given new names (e.g. 'grantees' and 'lead grantee').
  • Partner orgs and awarding orgs are both 'organizations', so care must be taken to avoid using names that fundamentally change the concept of an organization (though 'organization' too can be renamed if you prefer).

Just send us a note at help@devresults.com and we'll work with you to find the appropriate terms.

Bear in mind, this will only change the text of your DevResults site; the DevResults Knowledge Base and all help articles will still refer to the generic/default terms. We do our best to use your preferred terminology in responses to Helpdesk tickets, but we may not be 100% consistent.

IATI: "Partner Types" renamed "Partner Roles" for clarity

Tiny change: what IATI calls "organisation roles," we're going to start calling "partner roles" rather than "partner types." A rose by any other name…

Pito report builder officially retired

We released the MultiMatrix tool several months back, with the intent for it to replace the 'Pito' report builder eventually. Now that we have fully transitioned all existing reports over to the MultiMatrix format, we have officially retired the Pito tool.

This shouldn't disrupt anyone or require any action on users' part — we've been gradually removing references and links to Pito for the past few weeks.

If you have any questions about how to use MultiMatrix, see our help article here or get in touch at help@devresults.com

USAID color palette for visualizations

DevResults lets folks choose from a number of color palettes when designing visualizations. Today we added USAID's official branding and marketing color palette, which looks like this:

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Now, if you'd like to create and download visualizations that use USAID's preferred color scheme for reports and presentations, you can do so by selecting this palette from the design dropdown for any graph or pie chart.

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Heads up: common passwords will no longer be accepted starting Saturday, June 27

In the ongoing effort to improve security and protect privacy on your site, all passwords will now be checked against an internet database of common and/or leaked passwords.

Starting June 27, any new or existing password that is deemed compromised or too common will need to be reset the next time you login.

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If you see this warning, try using a stronger password, or better yet, use a password manager that generates and remembers super-secure passwords for you!

Note: Single sign-on users will not be affected.

Rename 'awarding organization'

So far we've enabled pseudonyms (to rename certain data concepts in DevResults) for activities (e.g. 'projects') and locations (e.g. 'facilities').

Now we're adding 'awarding organization' to that list as well (e.g. 'donor'). Just send us a note at help@devresults.com and we'll make that update.

Bear in mind, this will only change the text of your DevResults site; the DevResults Knowledge Base and all help articles will still refer to the generic terms 'activity', 'location', and 'awarding organization.' We do our best to use your preferred terminology in responses to Helpdesk tickets, but we may not be 100% consistent.

Search by user & organization in change history

Today we released a small update to the change history page.

Previously, the change history page let you filter changes by user and by organization, but there was no search option.

Now you can search for both users and organizations when you filter the change history list.

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Rename 'Locations'

Back in November, we introduced the ability to rename 'activity' throughout your site with your preferred term (for example, 'project' is the most common pseudonym, but you might also choose 'program' or 'award'). Several clients have taken advantage of this already!

Now, you can do the same with 'locations'. Just send us a note at help@devresults.com and we'll make that update.

Bear in mind, this will only change the text of your DevResults site; the DevResults Knowledge Base and all help articles will still refer to the generic terms 'activity' and 'location'. We do our best to use your preferred terminology in responses to helpdesk tickets, but we may not be 100% consistent.

Improved graph labels

Today we released a small improvement to the layout of graph dashboard tiles. To increase the clarity of these visualizations, we moved the unit to the y-axis label and placed the disaggregation choice at the top of the graph. It frees up a little more room for the legend as well.

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