We do NOT recommend that users continue with old versions of
EntryClient, Manager og Analysis.
During development the following occurs:
a. We fix bugs which have been identified.
b. Functionality is added according to the development plan
c. Sometimes fixing a bug or adding new functionality extends the
structure of the project epx files. The new version will read ALL old
version and update the project. But old versions cannot read the updated
In experimental and development versions found on the test page we might
experiment with new structure of the project files. THEREFORE NEVER use
your production files with test versions. !
Since bugs are resolved in new versions always specify precisely which
version and which operating system (windows, linux, mac) your are using
when errors occur. Therefore the help menu has a function "copy version
info", which may then easily be added to a mail to this list.
EpiData Manager: (2019/01/30 - 11:30:31)
Program Version: 126.96.36.199 r1493
Core version: 188.8.131.52 r1490
FPC Version: 3.0.0
In the help menu "Check Version Online" will compare and report against
current public and experimental versions if you have internet access.
An issue may arise if a workplace (e.g. a hospital) does not allow the
users to add new versions. For instance there was a report that one
health region only updates software once every six months.
On your own responsibility you may then get the old version again (which
some users wished for home use), by manually entering in a browser the
complete file name with the old version numbers.
e.g. to get version 184.108.40.206 of Manager for Mac you would like to get
this file: setup.epidatamanager.220.127.116.11.i386.darwin.dmg
You add that name to the archive folder name:
and specify it with an http:// in front.
But a much better option is to always work with the latest version. A
resolved bug could for instance solving a "save data problem".
All web pages for the EpiData project will be replaced when time permits
this. Once that is done we will have a policy of access to older versions.
Hello List, hello Mr. Lauritzen,
in a subproject a local Admin is defining Groups and Users. After that
she wants to define the Entry Rights, but the window doesn't appear.
She tested it on 4 different PC (WIN 10/newest EpiData Version) with no
With me on my Installation it works (Win 10 and newest ED too).
I wonder how I could help her. Are there some tipps how to find out what
kind of problem exists?
Perhaps a workaround?
there is a bug in the 64-bit Linux package for `epidataanalysis` that causes a
failure when trying to launch the program via the application menu.
It's a missing letter "a" in the `epidataanalysis.desktop` file. I've attached
Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day.
Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.
I am new to Epidata. I have spent many hours in writing forms for my study
in the Epidata version 4.4 downloaded recently. When now testing it on my
hospital where I will use it for registering data it tursn out that the
hospital is running an earlier version 4.2 in which I cannot open the file
from 4.4. My hospital will wait til this summer to install a new version.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to solve this without having to
construct it all over again?
Ulf Ljungblad, Norway
In Manager, use the Append function (under Tools).
You will be asked to open one file; then add the other two files. Be sure to choose “None” in the box where you can select common fields used to append records. This means you want to add records to the end of the first file.
> On Jan 1, 2019, at 23:32, Tina <tina(a)sciteklink.com.cn <mailto:email@example.com>> wrote:
> Dear all,
> Wish you a good start of the new year 2019!
> When using the EntryClient to do the data entry, because the volume is relatively big, we split the work into 3 pieces and 3 data entry persons worked on their own part.
> My question is how we can combine the 3 parts of the data together.
> Thank you very much!
> Best Regards