Custom Export Improvements

Dear CommCare Users,

We’ve gotten a lot of feedback about Custom Exports in the last 6 months
and finally made some changes and enhancements that should make setting up
your data exports much nicer.

New features include:

  • Allowing you to export case history in a custom case export
  • Allowing you to export repeats (such as children in a delivery form) in
    a custom form export
  • Fields in a new form export now show up in the order the questions
    appear in the form, with meta data coming afterwards.

If you want to benefit from the new smarter ordering but already have a
custom export, it may be easiest to start from a new export: the nice
default ordering only applies to fields that you have not yet selected.

Cheers,
Danny

Hi Danny,

Thanks to you and the team for these very helpful updates.

I have just tried to create a new custom export to take advantage of this
(in particular I have repeat data that I would like to include). For some
reason though the fields are not in the order in the form (nor are they in
alphabetical order!) and I can’t see the repeat fields either. Is there
something that I need to do to activate these changes?

Thanks

Jenny

··· On Thursday, March 28, 2013 7:51:24 PM UTC, Daniel Roberts wrote: > > Dear CommCare Users, > > We've gotten a lot of feedback about Custom Exports in the last 6 months > and finally made some changes and enhancements that should make setting up > your data exports much nicer. > > New features include: > - Allowing you to export case history in a custom case export > - Allowing you to export repeats (such as children in a delivery form) > in a custom form export > - Fields in a new form export now show up in the order the questions > appear in the form, with meta data coming afterwards. > > If you want to benefit from the new smarter ordering but already have a > custom export, it may be easiest to start from a new export: the nice > default ordering only applies to fields that you have not yet selected. > > Cheers, > Danny >

Hi Jennifer,

You can find the repeat data at the bottom of the custom export screen,
under a separate “repeat” checkbox that you can optionally enable. I just
took a peek at a custom export of your delivery form and saw it was there.
I’m also seeing the questions appear in the order they are in the form.
Unfortunately, this nice ordering does not apply to questions in repeats,
so data under the repeat checkbox will not be in the correct order.

If you are seeing something that seems like a bug, please let us know via
the “Report an Issue” button.

Hope this helps!

Thanks,
Amelia

··· On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 12:54 PM, Jennifer Hall wrote:

Hi Danny,

Thanks to you and the team for these very helpful updates.

I have just tried to create a new custom export to take advantage of this
(in particular I have repeat data that I would like to include). For some
reason though the fields are not in the order in the form (nor are they in
alphabetical order!) and I can’t see the repeat fields either. Is there
something that I need to do to activate these changes?

Thanks

Jenny

On Thursday, March 28, 2013 7:51:24 PM UTC, Daniel Roberts wrote:

Dear CommCare Users,

We’ve gotten a lot of feedback about Custom Exports in the last 6 months
and finally made some changes and enhancements that should make setting up
your data exports much nicer.

New features include:

  • Allowing you to export case history in a custom case export
  • Allowing you to export repeats (such as children in a delivery form)
    in a custom form export
  • Fields in a new form export now show up in the order the questions
    appear in the form, with meta data coming afterwards.

If you want to benefit from the new smarter ordering but already have a
custom export, it may be easiest to start from a new export: the nice
default ordering only applies to fields that you have not yet selected.

Cheers,
Danny


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Hi Amelia,

Thanks, I have looked again but there is no option for repeats at the
bottom of the custom exports screen and the fields are still in a strange
order. I looked at the ‘delivery’ form you mentioned (which isn’t one of
my forms, it’s the one that you develop if you go through the wiki on how
to create an app) and the repeat option is there! I am trying to create a
custom export for the ‘antenatal questionnaire’ - can you see if you can
see the repeat option there and if not why not?

Thanks

Jenny

··· On Tuesday, April 2, 2013 6:03:19 PM UTC+1, Amelia Sagoff wrote: > > Hi Jennifer, > > You can find the repeat data at the bottom of the custom export screen, > under a separate "repeat" checkbox that you can optionally enable. I just > took a peek at a custom export of your delivery form and saw it was there. > I'm also seeing the questions appear in the order they are in the form. > Unfortunately, this nice ordering does not apply to questions in repeats, > so data under the repeat checkbox will not be in the correct order. > > If you are seeing something that seems like a bug, please let us know via > the "Report an Issue" button. > > Hope this helps! > > Thanks, > Amelia > > > > > On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 12:54 PM, Jennifer Hall <jenny_...@yahoo.co.uk wrote: > >> Hi Danny, >> >> Thanks to you and the team for these very helpful updates. >> >> I have just tried to create a new custom export to take advantage of this >> (in particular I have repeat data that I would like to include). For some >> reason though the fields are not in the order in the form (nor are they in >> alphabetical order!) and I can't see the repeat fields either. Is there >> something that I need to do to activate these changes? >> >> Thanks >> >> Jenny >> >> >> On Thursday, March 28, 2013 7:51:24 PM UTC, Daniel Roberts wrote: >>> >>> Dear CommCare Users, >>> >>> We've gotten a lot of feedback about Custom Exports in the last 6 months >>> and finally made some changes and enhancements that should make setting up >>> your data exports much nicer. >>> >>> New features include: >>> - Allowing you to export case history in a custom case export >>> - Allowing you to export repeats (such as children in a delivery form) >>> in a custom form export >>> - Fields in a new form export now show up in the order the questions >>> appear in the form, with meta data coming afterwards. >>> >>> If you want to benefit from the new smarter ordering but already have a >>> custom export, it may be easiest to start from a new export: the nice >>> default ordering only applies to fields that you have not yet selected. >>> >>> Cheers, >>> Danny >>> >> -- >> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups >> "commcare-users" group. >> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an >> email to commcare-user...@googlegroups.com . >> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out. >> >> >> > >

Thanks for following up - we’ll look into it and get back to you directly

··· On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 1:22 PM, Jennifer Hall wrote:

Hi Amelia,

Thanks, I have looked again but there is no option for repeats at the
bottom of the custom exports screen and the fields are still in a strange
order. I looked at the ‘delivery’ form you mentioned (which isn’t one of
my forms, it’s the one that you develop if you go through the wiki on how
to create an app) and the repeat option is there! I am trying to create a
custom export for the ‘antenatal questionnaire’ - can you see if you can
see the repeat option there and if not why not?

Thanks

Jenny

On Tuesday, April 2, 2013 6:03:19 PM UTC+1, Amelia Sagoff wrote:

Hi Jennifer,

You can find the repeat data at the bottom of the custom export screen,
under a separate “repeat” checkbox that you can optionally enable. I just
took a peek at a custom export of your delivery form and saw it was there.
I’m also seeing the questions appear in the order they are in the form.
Unfortunately, this nice ordering does not apply to questions in repeats,
so data under the repeat checkbox will not be in the correct order.

If you are seeing something that seems like a bug, please let us know via
the “Report an Issue” button.

Hope this helps!

Thanks,
Amelia

On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 12:54 PM, Jennifer Hall jenny_...@yahoo.co.ukwrote:

Hi Danny,

Thanks to you and the team for these very helpful updates.

I have just tried to create a new custom export to take advantage of
this (in particular I have repeat data that I would like to include). For
some reason though the fields are not in the order in the form (nor are
they in alphabetical order!) and I can’t see the repeat fields either. Is
there something that I need to do to activate these changes?

Thanks

Jenny

On Thursday, March 28, 2013 7:51:24 PM UTC, Daniel Roberts wrote:

Dear CommCare Users,

We’ve gotten a lot of feedback about Custom Exports in the last 6
months and finally made some changes and enhancements that should make
setting up your data exports much nicer.

New features include:

  • Allowing you to export case history in a custom case export
  • Allowing you to export repeats (such as children in
    a delivery form) in a custom form export
  • Fields in a new form export now show up in the order the questions
    appear in the form, with meta data coming afterwards.

If you want to benefit from the new smarter ordering but already have a
custom export, it may be easiest to start from a new export: the nice
default ordering only applies to fields that you have not yet selected.

Cheers,
Danny


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