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(indicator) Data configuration search fields should read codes

Currently search fields only read exact labels. This is a big issue when trying to understand error messages from STATA. 

  • Ludivine Baudouin
  • Oct 30 2017
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    Carolina Tobon commented
    November 06, 2017 22:09

    Hi Ludivine, Can you please describe in more detail what the issue? Have you tried searching in All Content by Content (Full text)? Or what exactly are you trying to search for ?

  • Ludivine Baudouin commented
    November 07, 2017 09:12

    Hi Carolina,

    The goal is to get the list of Data Config that use a particular Subject, or a particular Measure, so searching in All Content is not very helpful as the results fields are all empty for Data Config since there are designed for displaying Indicators and Groups:

      Language Group (Title / Code) Indicator (Title / Code) Keywords Subtopic Status Related Publication


    On the contrary the Data Config search results fields are meaningful for Data Config:

    Subject Measure Source Location Dimension Source Time Dimension Data Query Available Frequency

    It is currently possible to get such a list but the search field ONLY reads the exact English Label, so for instance to find the Data Config that use PC_AGE we need to type "% in same age group", or at least start typing "% in same" to get a shortlist of results.

    This can be very frustrating if you don't know the exact label. For instance, if you're looking for Data config using HRWKD, you need to type "By hours worked" or at least start by typing "By". Typing "hours worked" or "hours" or "HRWKD" will not work...

    We'd like the search fields to be more flexible!

    Many thanks

  • Admin
    Carolina Tobon commented
    November 21, 2017 16:15

    we will take this into account when we upgrade XMS to Version 3 (pending budget)