Partners Healthcare REDCap: Scheduled Downtime
REDCap (https://redcap.partners.org/redcap) server maintenance is scheduled for Saturday, December 7th, 2019 from 9:00AM to 2:00PM EST. Please expect REDCap to be down for a short time during the maintenance window.
If you have any concerns about this scheduled maintenance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
REDCap Upgrades to v.9.1.18 Scheduled:
REDCap (https://redcap.partners.org/redcap) upgrades to v9.1.18 scheduled for Tuesday December 10th, 6:30AM EST are complete. REDCap was offline from 6:36-7:00AM EST.
This upgrade includes a number of new features and bug fixes. These include:
New feature: Alerts & Notifications:
The Alerts & Notifications feature allows you to construct alerts and send customized email notifications. These notifications may be sent to one or more recipients and can be triggered or scheduled when a form/survey is saved and/or based on conditional logic whenever data is saved or imported. When adding/editing an alert, you will need to 1) set how the alert gets triggered, 2) define when the notification should be sent (including how many times), and 3) specify the recipient, sender, message text, and other settings for the notification. For the message, you may utilize customized options such as rich text, the piping of field variables (including Smart Variables), and uploading multiple file attachments. While similar in many respects to Automated Survey Invitations, Alerts & Notifications allow for greater complexity and have more capabilities. For example, alerts apply to both data entry forms and surveys, and they also allow for more options regarding who can be the recipient of a notification (project users, survey participants, etc.).
New feature: Rich text editor for field labels and section headers
For any field on an instrument in the Online Designer, users may optionally utilize the rich text editor for styling field labels or section headers with many text-formatting options. The rich text editor allows users to change the color of text (including background color), create tables, add text of varying sizes, bullet lists, and more. For any field labels that were originally created without the rich text editor, users may optionally enable the rich text editor for any field by clicking the 'Use the Rich Text Editor' checkbox. It may also be disabled afterward at any time just the same. Rich text is enabled by default for any new fields being created via the Online Designer.
Improvement: New records can now be created directly from the Record Status Dashboard. If record auto-numbering is enabled, it will display an “Add new record” button, otherwise it will display a text field for users to enter a new record name to create.
Improvement: Links to the Online Designer, Data Dictionary Upload page, and Codebook were added to the left-hand project menu for easier navigation. Also, a new section “Project Home and Design” was added on the left-hand menu to contain all these links, as well as the Project Home and Project Setup page links.
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New Features and Improvements
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