[EpiData-list] New experimental version of EpiData Manager and EntryClient

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Fri Feb 28 07:17:47 CST 2014

A new experimental test version is available from http://www.epidata.dk/testing.php


Experimental versions create epx project files, which cannot be used in the public download version and cannot be read by EpiData Analysis.

It is therefore crucial that you separate the testing of future functionality from everyday production use. It is also crucial that you accept that we cannot guarantee function in experimental versions, which allow usage in real projects.

Until today on the testing.php page an experimental version was placed with partial function of scripting as part of the epx definitions. The scripting function will be included in the development over the next months with other new features, which will be tested in a sequential order.

The version avaialable from today has two new features:
a. the ability of using value labels in an external project file, e.g. the whole ICD10 diagnosis list.
b. The ability of creating value labels by importing data residing in a datafile, which can be any file type supported in current import.

To use this get the experimental version from the indicated page and MAKE sure to install in a folder away from the public download version

The sequence for using external labels could be:
a. import data from an external source into a value label set. Menu->tools->Value labels from data
b. save the project having these new labels.
c. in another project open the value label editor (alt+v) and add as external labels a reference to the project which you created in a+b. You may now use the project in the EntryClient (which MUST also be the experimental version).

Notice that the project containing the data and the "external label" project file must reside in the same folder.


Torsten Christiansen
Jens Lauritsen
EpiData Association, Denmark

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