User Metadata
Elentra provides administrators with the option to keep track of any information about users, for example immunization records, police checks, mask and gown size, etc. At present, there is no interface for users to adjust these records about themselves.

How to create a meta data field

  • Navigate to Admin>System Settings.
  • Click the name of the organisation you want to create meta data for.
  • Click 'User Meta Data' from the left sidebar.
  • Click 'Add Meta Data'.
  • Complete the required fields, noting the following: Parent: You can created a nested hierarchy of meta data fields (e.g. immunizations: tetanus, measles, influenza, etc.). To do this, you must first create the parent meta data category, then when you create the nested fields, select the parent from the dropdown menu. Restricted to Public: Select Public Viewable if you want users to be able to see their own meta data. Select Restricted to hide the meta data fields from users and allow only administrators to see the information (these items will appear with [Admin view only] on the list of meta data fields). Group: Select the group(s) to apply this meta data to. To delete a group from an existing list, click the minus button beside the group name.
  • Click Save

How to complete a meta data field

  • Navigate to Admin>Manage Users.
  • Click 'Manage User Meta Data' from the left sidebar.
  • Set the required fields to reflect the information you want to input.
  • Click 'Show Table'.
  • Click 'Export/Load'.
  • Click 'Export CSV' to download a file with the list of users and other relevant column headings.
  • Complete the file, noting the following:
    • Type: Type reflects the meta data you are entering. You do not need to fill this in on the file unless you are uploading multiple meta data categories using one file.
    • Value: Make this the main data (e.g. shoe size: value=10).
    • Notes: This can be used to record any additional information (e.g. Received record from health unit on Jan. 16, 2015).
    • Effective date and Expiry date: These should be listed in yyyy-mm-dd format.
  • The fields for this import are optional so unused columns should be deleted before importing the file.
  • Click 'Import CSV' to upload the file.
  • You will be prompted to map the CSV columns you've included with the meta data fields available in the system. Click and drag any unmapped fields to the appropriate place as needed.
  • Choose whether to replace existing data with information in the spreadsheet, and whether or not to delete existing records if information is empty in the spreadsheet (click each check box as needed).
  • Click 'Import'.
  • Alternatively, you can add individual records one by one by clicking on 'Add record' for an individual from the meta data category main screen.

How to see user meta data

To view user meta data for a group:
  • Navigate to Admin>Manage Users.
  • Click 'Manage User Meta Data' from the left sidebar.
  • Set the required fields to reflect the information you want to view.
  • Click 'Show Table'.
  • You'll see a list of all users and their existing records.
  • This information can be exported as a csv.
To view all meta data for an individual:
  • Navigate to Admin>Manage Users.
  • Search for the required user and click on his/her name.
  • Select 'Edit Meta Data' from the sidebar User Management section.
  • You'll see a list of meta data records for the user.

How users can see their own meta data

  • Users can view their user profiles by clicking on their names at the top of the Elentra screen.
  • If meta data is required/logged for the user s/he will see an Extended Profile tab.
  • By clicking on this tab users will see any meta data collected for them AND which is set to Public Viewable.
  • At present, there is no interface for users to adjust these records about themselves.