Tagged in How-to

Resources - April 20, 2022

Preloading Data in XLSForms: Ona Data Webinar Series

We launched the Ona Data webinar series to help people take their XLSForm authoring skills to the next level. Bilhah Kimondiu, Project Manager, presented the second installment, ‘Preloading Data in XLSForms’. She covered when and how to use preloaded data, outlined the various preloading options, and shared a few common XLSForm preloading use cases.

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Resources - February 03, 2022

Announcing the launch of Ona Data’s new webinar series

We were thrilled to launch the Ona Data webinar series with an inaugural session on ‘Tips & Tricks in XLSForm Authoring’, which was attended by 112 people eager to take their authoring skills to the next level.

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Resources - June 24, 2019

Data Verification in Ona using Submission Review

Data review is a key step in the data collection process that ensures completeness, consistency, accuracy, and appropriateness of data, and generally builds confidence in data used for decision making. We are introducing a submission review feature to paid Ona accounts so teams can collaboratively review submissions and assign pending, accepted or rejected statuses. Submission

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Resources - April 17, 2019

How to Build a Slack Bot for Reporting Standups

by Pharis After joining Ona as a Software Engineering Intern, I was tasked to compile and post standups for all the members of the project we were working on. At first it was a great experience, and even better we could alternate shifts with another intern. However, as time went by the task was too

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Resources - October 10, 2017

New Feature: Merging Multiple Datasets Into One

Merging datasets is a new feature that lets you combine multiple datasets from different forms into a single dataset. When datasets are merged, data from 2+ parent datasets are combined and the child merged dataset gets updated whenever changes occur in the parent datasets. Viewing data in merged datasets is similar to other datasets, allowing

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Resources - September 13, 2017

Dynamically Clean Shared Data with Filtered Datasets

A filtered dataset is a subset of submitted data that satisfies certain conditions set by the user. Filtered datasets are helpful when you need to share a dataset with other users, yet want to keep certain fields or records private that are repetitive, irrelevant or sensitive. Suppose you carried out a baseline survey on households

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Press - September 15, 2016

Don't Settle. Get The Right Data Collection Tool For Your Survey

Whether you are an organization carrying out humanitarian/development initiatives around the world, or a student carrying out research for a project, when it comes to selecting a data collection tool for your next survey, choosing the first result on Google’s first page may not be the wisest choice to make. You have to be thorough

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Resources - August 02, 2016

Why you need to start using Google Sheets with Ona

Have you been exporting data from Ona and then uploading to Google Sheets? As part of the recent release of Ona Apps, we are excited to announce your life just got easier with our new Google Sheets integration. Ona users can now export data to, and access data directly in, Google Sheets. Six reasons to love the

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Resources - July 09, 2016

XLSForm Webinar Recap

The XLSForm live webinar that took place on the 29th of June was a big success! With slightly over 100 attendees, the audience included a mix of both Ona users and other data tool users, all with a desire to learn more about XLSForm authoring. Hosted by Ona Support Manager, Sylvia Musula, the comprehensive 45 minute session

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Press - June 22, 2016

Ona now fully supports HXL

We are really excited to announce that Ona now fully supports the Humanitarian Exchange Language, or HXL. HXL is designed to improve information sharing during a humanitarian crisis by creating a simple way to promote interoperablity of data. It does this through an ingenius approach of coding data through hashmarks (#), similar to Twitter. Part of

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