Adding a data source

To add a data source, click on the “Data sources” menu. Then click on “+ Add Data Source”

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The first tab, “Metadata” asks for identifying information about the data source you are entering. The “Data Source Abbreviation” field will be the one displayed in the control tree node on the left.



The data source types are fixed. In case you do not find the type that the source corresponds to, choose “other data”.  In the menu of the left, the data sources are arranged according to their type.

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After choosing the data source type, choose the source agency from the dropdown menu. If the list is long, you can also use type in the field to find it. In case you do not see it in the menu, view setup instructions.



Next, after entering the length of data collection (it is a text field), choose the frequency. If the frequency you wish to enter is not available fill in the following contact form.




To choose the start date of the next data collection, you can either write the date in the format YYYY-MM or select from the calendar control. To the previous or following month, you can use the arrows (marked red in the image). To choose another month within the year, click on the month name (marked in blue), if you need to select another year, click on the same area again. If the year is not displayed, use the arrows. 


ADAPT will not consider the exact day for planning, choose any day of the selected month. Save to continue adding the metadata.


Now you will be able to find your data source under its type. To edit or view its metadata, double-click on it.


To continue working on the data source, click “edit”.


Indicate whether you need financial support for the data collection, this information will be used in the gaps analysis.



Click on Design to enter the design variables and the geographic level. This section can only be filled by a user with survey permissions. All information needs to be validated by a sample document. 


You will see a dropdown with all the existing design variables. This is important for costing and estimating the various scenarios. The system will use this information to compute a coefficient of adjustment for estimating changes in sample size and cost. Managing these coefficients will be discussed elsewhere. Note: writing  text will help filter the selections and accelerate the search. The list will shorten according to your search criteria. If you do not find your desired variable, view setup instructions  learn how to add it.


Add all the design variables of the survey. The more complex the measurement of variations across groups is, the larger the sample will be.


Next you will need to select the lowest geographic level for which the survey sample will be representative. To do so, click on the blank space next to "Geographic level". A pop-up will show up. Then click "OK". Geographic levels can be customized by country. If you have not done so, view setup instructions.


Then click save.

Next you have to enter the sampling design and costing under the “parameters” section. If you have any doubts regarding the terminology, consult our glossary. Click on edit to start adding the data, otherwise it will not be saved. First indicate when the sample size was calculated, this will be important for forecasting.


Once you have entered the sampling information, choose the unit of costing. The field on the right will automatically show the result of the calculation. To finish, click save.


Note that without the frequency, the next planned collection date and the length of data collection, you will not be able to update your planning view.