Referencing the username in the case list or details


It is occasionally useful to display the username who generated a case in the case list.


One example is: a nurse can receive referrals from multiple community health workers (CHWs). It would be useful for this nurse to know which CHW sent a particular referral case. Here is how to display the username:

  • In the form that acts upon (creates or updates) the case in question, add a hidden value in the form builder. You may call this hidden value whatever is appropriate.

  • In the calculate condition, paste the following: /data/meta/username

  • Save this hidden value to your case in the case management section

  • You may now add this case property to your case list or case details. It will display the username for the user who submitted the form for the case.