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Add an Indicator
To add an indicator, go to Results and click on Indicators . This will open the Indicators Index page. Click the + New Indicator  button in the lower right. This will open a Create New Indicator pop-up. This pop-up has two field...
Add Multiple Indicators
If you need to add many new indicators at once, instead of creating an indicator individually, you can create new indicators in bulk by uploading a spreadsheet containing their definitions. For the bulk import, you can upload all columns that y...
Edit Multiple Indicators
To make administrative tasks easier and faster, we support bulk edits to indicators. Currently, the actions we support doing in bulk are: Mark as "inactive" Delete (don't worry--we'll check with you to confirm this is really wha...
Can I Change an Indicator Definition?
Short answer: No. If you need to make a substantive change to an indicator's definition, you must make a new indicator. Substantive changes to indicator definitions include: Data Source Indicator Type Disaggregation Reporting Level "...
Change an Indicator's Name, Code, or Status
To edit the wording of an indicator or the code used to identify it, go to Results > Indicators . This will open the Indicators Index. Click on the indicator you'd like to edit. On the indicator's Definition tab, find the Refere...
Data Source: Enter indicator results directly
To enter indicator results directly into DevResults per reporting period, the indicator's Data Source  must be set to Enter indicator results directly . Selecting this option means that you will report the actual count, sum, or average fo...
Data Source: From a Formula
Formula indicators are an excellent way to handle percentages or to view various types of aggregates. If you are interested in a metric such as Percent of staff trained , the best way to manage this is to have two indicators: one for Number of s...
Data Source: Populate from a data table
After you have created a data table , you can design indicators that pull results directly from the data table. Go to the Definition page for the indicator that will pull data from your data table. For Data Source, select Populate from a data tab...
Data Table Variations: Average
This tool lets you generate an average for a numeric column of your data table. For basic information about mapping indicators to data tables, first see Data Source: Populate from a Data Table . To create an Average indicator, set the data table m...
Data Table Variations: Count All
This tool lets you count entries (rows) in your data table. For basic information about mapping indicators to data tables, first see Data Source: Populate from a Data Table . To create a Count All indicator, set the data table Calculation to Co...
Data Table Variations: Count Unique Sets
This tool lets you select the column for which you'd like to count the unique values.  How Does 'Count Unique Sets' Work? Where Count All counts all rows in a data table that meet your indicator filters, Count Unique Sets look...
Data Table Variations: Sum
This tool lets you generate a sum for a numeric column of your data table. For basic information about mapping indicators to data tables, first see Data Source: Populate from a Data Table . To create a Sum indicator, set the data table mapping Ca...
Targets
Indicator targets are set on the indicator's Targets & Data tab. You can set indicator targets for your whole program (across all activities), per activity, or both. For all targets, we recommend using a date that corresponds to the End ...
Indicator Guidebook
Intro to Indicators Indicators must be precisely defined so that results can be compared between locations, reporting periods, and activities. We've studied performance data and designed DevResults to enforce indicator definitions that make dat...
Should I Add Unknown as a Disaggregation Option
This is up to you. It's more of an M&E question than a data management question. There are pros and cons to adding an "unknown" option for disaggregated data. Cons for adding "unknown": Less certainty about disaggrega...
Formula Indicator Results Missing from Pito
The Problem: You've set up a new formula indicator, hit "Recalculate Results", and checked the Reports tab. You see data and a graph. Then, you hop over to Pito to run a report on this indicator, and see an unpleasant message: &quo...