DevResults release notes
DevResults release notes
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By popular demand! Visualize (an) activity target

 

Improvement

  

Perhaps one of our most requested features by users is the ability to visualize individual activity targets — not just global or program targets — on indicator graphs.

Today we're making some incremental progress towards that goal: whenever a single activity is visible — either because it's the only activity, or because the rest have been filtered out — the global target will disappear and be replaced by the activity target.

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This only works when disaggregating by activity; the non-disaggregated view will still show global targets, and any other disaggregation view will drop the targets entirely to make room for additional complexity in the graph.

We'd like to improve upon this, but doing so elegantly is tricky. We'll keep working on it, but for now, enjoy your activity target graphs!

Bulk assign tags to indicators

 

Brand New!

  

You can now bulk assign tags to indicators on the indicator index page. Previously, you had to assign tags one-by-one per indicator, but we've added a new bulk assign button that allows you to tag multiple indicators with multiple tags.

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Happy tagging!

Swapping Markdown converter (you probably won't even notice)

 

Improvement

 

 

We're switching Markdown converters to improve our security profile. Showdown hasn't been updated in a while, but that Marked converter is all green!

You shouldn't notice this change in the slightest, but if your Markdown text starts acting funny, let us know: help@devresults.com.

Indexify Choosers

 

Brand New!

 

 

Today we released one of our biggest updates yet: a change to how you select items across DevResults. We've streamlined and simplified selection tools, all while expanding functionality. We call it: Indexify Choosers.

Want to choose indicators for a MultiMatrix report? You can now use the complete indicator index to do so. Want to assign users to activities? Now the user index is at your fingertips, right where you need it.

Index-style indicator chooser for MultiMatrix reports

This update adds much-needed functionality, like letting you filter indicators by activity when creating a MultiMatrix report, or letting you filter users by permission group when pushing dashboards to users.

You can read more about the evolution of this feature in our newest blog post. As always, we welcome your feedback at help@devresults.com!

Resize columns in MultiMatrix

 

Improvement

 

 

Funfact! You can resize columns in MultiMatrix and individual indicators' Matrix reports. We didn't mention this update when it was released earlier this year, but we wanted to make sure you are aware!

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New selection tool for MultiMatrix

 

Brand New!

 

 

We've introduced a new modal to streamline the indicator selection experience in MultiMatrix to all beta users. Previously, you could filter indicators by several fields, including indicator type, disaggregation, etc. Now, the modal and selection process allow you to view the filtered the list of indicators before you make a selection.

Now when you click on "Select indicators":

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You can sort, filter, and search for specific indicators and indicator sets (the view is very similar to the current indicator index!). You can also bulk select indicators in this view.

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If you would like to test this feature out and aren't a beta user yet, you can edit your profile to do so.

New notification options for discussion boards

 

Improvement

 

 

We've always prevented discussion board notifications from being sent to the person who authored those posts or replies, but if you enjoy sending emails to yourself, you can now;-)

To self-notify, add a new notification type, then select "Author of notification" as the recipient. Note that you can have multiple subscriptions to the same notification type, which allows you to select "Activity users and commenters" in addition to "Author of notification" — see the example below:

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This works with any notification that posts to a discussion board, namely:

  • Activity discussion board activity
  • Activity reporting period discussion board activity
  • Activity reporting period status changed

Custom activity description fields

 

Brand New!

 

 

The activity description fields - all those text boxes on the right hand side of your activity/project overview tab - can now be customized!

The existing six fields (Context, Objectives, Summary, Expected Results, Beneficiary Description, Deliverables & Reporting) will still be the default for all existing and new sites, but now site owners can add, edit, reorder or delete fields to suit your stakeholders' informational needs and contexts.

You can also update your chosen set of fields over time as needs evolve, but:

  1. Deleting fields (with confirmation) will also delete any contained text,
  2. The tailored set of fields will be standard across all activities in your portfolio.

For more information, see our help article on renaming terms in DevResults.

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"Relational Data Tables" now "Linked Data Tables"

 

Improvement

 

 

The Linked Data Tables feature lets you connect data tables by a shared column. In the past we used both the terms "linked" and "relational" to describe this feature, but have now standardized on "linked".

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Fixed: Exensions for downloaded files

 

Bug Fix

 

 

We fixed a small issue where some files downloaded from the documents tab had their extension appended twice.

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