[EpiData-list] Issue with double entry verification

epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
Wed May 29 02:12:41 CDT 2013


The double entry verification is a two-step process, which works
by first creating a duplicate of the the original project, but without
data. This is done with the "Prepare Double Entry"feature.

Then you re-enter data into the second file, often namedlike

The last step is using the documentation feature "Validate
Duplicate Files" to compare the two files. It is within this feature
that you find your requested options, such as:
comparing using key fields, ignore text fields, etc.

I hope this helps.

Torsten Bonde Christiansen.
EpiData Association.

On 2013-05-29 05:47, epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca wrote:
> Hello,
> I am having an issue with double entry verification. I am using v1.4 on a
> 64 bit Windows 7 PC. I am able to create a double file, but I am missing
> any options like the manual indicates:
> *"*Options can be changed now: choose if textfields are to be ignore during
> double entry (only data in numeric fields will be compared with original
> data).
> Choose if records are to be compare by recordnumber or by a keyfield. If
> the option "Match records by field" is unchecked, then records are compared
> by recordnumber. If the option is checked, the user will be asked to point
> out which data field should act as the keyfield. The keyfield must contain
> unique data, i.e. a ID-number.
> Click OK and read the message stating that double entry varification is now
> prepared."
> It simply only creates the double data file. I am also not able to get into
> any sort of double entry mode in the epidata entry program.
> Is this a bug or am I not using it correctly? Thanks very much.

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