OVERVIEW: Indicators data entry grid
Overview: indicators data entry grid
The Data entry grid allows you to enter actual, progress and target values for your indicators. To access it, access your Logframe by clicking either on the logframe option in the left menu or the logframe tab when you're in your project dashboard.
Once you're in your logframe in the top right corner you will see a tab called "Data entry." Click on it in order to access the data entry view.
Once in the data entry tab, you will see several different sections depending on the number of indicators that your project has, their frequency and the length of your project.
Columns of the data entry grid
The data entry grid contains the following information (or data entry fields):
|INDICATOR||Name (title) of the indicator|
Please note that you can hide some of the columns you don't need and this change will be "remembered" by LogAlto. (when you go back to this interface, the columns you do not want to see will still be hidden). To do so, please refer to the "Hide columns in the data entry grid" article. Alternatively, through the Settings we can determine what you want to see as default view for the Data Entry Screen (without having to configure each specific project.)
Where to input data?
The most important columns are the CURRENT-Progress and the CURRENT-Overall cumulative columns. That is where you will enter the values of the indicators for the current period.
Depending on how the indicator was configured, there may be 3 scenarios:
- Most common: You will be able to EITHER enter the progress OR the cumulative value. (ie. at the end of the last quarter, the value was 30 trainings done. If you have done 5 more trainings, you can either enter 5 in the "progress" column or enter 35 in the "cumulative" column.)
- Or your indicator may have been configured in a way that only lets you enter the progress.
- Or your indicator may have been configured in a way that only lets you enter the cumulative value.
So for example if you have a project that just started, you will not see the "Past" section.
In the image below, in the section to the left, you see the indicator creation panel (this is in the logframe design section, when you're creating your indicator)
As you can see, the indicator has a baseline and target values. You can see these will appear in the data entry section as well in the Baseline and the Target sections.
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