[EpiData-list] Automatic Unique Identifier and Double Entry Verification Mode

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Fri Sep 20 03:14:42 CDT 2013


Dear Jan and all Listers,

I am sorry for not providing detailed information earlier.

Well, I am using EpiData 3.1, and extract of the check file is provided at
the end.

I wished to do data validation using the Double Entry Verification mode,
but when I used an automatically generated unique identifier for
the records using three fields(district,school and student) it could not
prompt for correction even when there was discordance.

The key-field I selected *to prepare for double entry verification* was '*
UNIQUE*'.  However, when I selected key-field as '*STUDENT*' there was
prompting for discordance. And yet student number alone may not uniquely
identify records in the data set.

What is the solution?

DISTRICT
  COMMENT LEGAL USE label_district
  MUSTENTER
  REPEAT
  TYPE COMMENT
END

SCHOOL
  MUSTENTER
  REPEAT
END

SCHNAME
  MUSTENTER
  REPEAT
END

STUDENT
  RANGE 1 100
  MUSTENTER
  AFTER ENTRY
   UNIQUE=DISTRICT+"-"+SCHOOL+"-"+STUDENT
  END
END

UNIQUE
    KEY UNIQUE
    NOENTER
    TYPE STATUSBAR "DIST-SCH-STD=" GREEN
END

GENDER
  LEGAL
    1
    2
  END
  COMMENT LEGAL USE label_gender SHOW
  MUSTENTER
  TYPE COMMENT
END

AGE
  RANGE 10 50
  MUSTENTER
END

M1
  LEGAL
    0
    1
  END
  MUSTENTER
END

M2
  LEGAL
    0
    1
  END
  MUSTENTER
END


Kizito.



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> Dear Kizito:
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> It is a good rule to provide complete information before requesting
> assistance.  Your message is non-informative about the software
>
> Does your question concern:
> - EpiData Entry 3.1?
> - EpiData Manager, and if so which version?
> - If you use EpiData Entry 3.1, could you show the part of the check
> file that controls the field?
>
> Without this information, one cannot answer.
>
> Hans
>
>
> On 18-Sep-13 11:19, epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca wrote:
> > Dear Listers,
> >
> > sorry I am asking this again, since I received no help yet.
> >
> > I wanted to do data validation using the Double Entry Verification mode,
> > but when I used an automatically generated unique identifier for the
> > records using three field it could not prompt for correction even when
> > there was discordance.
> >
> > What is the solution?
> >
> > Kizito
> >
>
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