Managing Data in CommCare

A starter guide to inspecting, cleaning and exporting data in CommCare.

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Managing Data in CommCare

A starter guide to inspecting, cleaning and exporting data in CommCare.

What will you learn from using this guide?

This Starter Guide introduces key features in CommCare for effective data management, which can help lead to better analysis and greater insights into performance, progress, and impact. The guide is organized into two parts: Exporting Data and Inspecting and Cleaning Data.

In Part 1, Exporting Data, you’ll learn how to:
  • Distinguish between the four main types of exports
  • Select and configure the right export for your needs
  • Manage the exports that have been created
  • Distinguish and interpret captured data and metadata in an export
  • Understand and minimize the effects of app changes on exports
In Part 2, Inspecting and Cleaning Data, you’ll explore how to:
  • Inspect form submissions and how they interact with cases
  • Edit individual form submissions
  • Remove accidental, erroneous, or test submissions from your data
  • Close duplicate, test, or old cases
  • Use each available tool appropriately, based on your needs and in light of the tool’s limitations

Highlights

A look at what's inside

Improve data cleanliness for accurate reporting and analysis.

Understand best practices for exporting data.

Learn how to inspect and clean raw data.

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