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EpiData software: Installation. Dr Ajay Kumar MV Technical Officer (Research), International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung disease (The Union), South East Asia Regional Office, New Delhi Akumar @theunion.org; www.theunion.org Slightly edited by: Hans L Rieder.

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Epidata software installation

EpiData software: Installation

Dr Ajay Kumar MV

Technical Officer (Research), International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung disease (The Union), South East Asia Regional Office, New Delhi

Akumar @theunion.org; www.theunion.org

Slightly edited by: Hans L Rieder


How to install epidata if you have administrator rights
How to installEpidata (if you have administratorrights)

  • Go to internet, enter: http://www.epidata.dkwww.epidata.dk

  • Go to download/EpiData Entry and /EpiData Analysis and save the two respective setup files to the /tempfolder

  • Login as administrator, installEpiData entry and EpiData Analysisintothe EpiData folderyoucreatedalready, followingthe instructions and create a quick launchicon


How to install epidata if you do not have administrator rights
How to installEpidata (if you do not have administratorrights)

  • Go to the course folder “Software”

  • Get the zip file and unzip it to any place on your computer (we strongly recommend the root of the drive in which you usually work)

  • Isn’t that simple?



Select folder options
Select folder options the .exe file?


Untick the hide extensions option
Untick the .exe file? the hide extensions option





Unique about epidata installation
Unique about the .exe file?EpiData installation

  • Although windows based, it does not interfere with Windows set-up

  • All files are placed in a single directory

  • No trace of *.dll files anywhere in the system

  • Carry the software in your USB memory stick and start working!


Other things to set up before we begin
Other things to set up before we begin.. the .exe file?

  • Set your system languageto English (yourpreferred English) – but set date to dd/mm/yyyy format

  • Accessing help file

    • If you use Windows Vista or Windows 7 as your operating system, youwillneed to install Microsoft plug-in!


Help in epidata not working what to do

‘Help’ in the .exe file?EpiData not working: What to do?


Help option is not working
‘Help’ option is not working the .exe file?

  • If you have the Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows 7 as your operating system

    • you need a plug-in to make the help file in EpiData Entry functional

    • Download a Windows help program

      • WinHlp32.exe


Determine the windows version
Determine the Windows version the .exe file?

  • Windows version

    • Windows Vista/Windows 7

    • 32 bit or 64 bit

      • How much data can be processed

      • Speed with which it can be processed

      • Memory capacity



Download the program
Download the program the .exe file?

  • WinHlp32.exe for Windows Vista

    • http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=5143

  • WinHlp32.exe for Windows 7

    http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=91

  • Also, this plug-in is already downloaded in your folder “Software”

  • Double click to install the plug-in (need administrator privileges)



Check the following
Check the following.. the .exe file?

  • Folder “EpiData” in root of the drive to which you have access (commonly C drive)

  • Folder “epidata_course” in C drive

  • Folder “temp” in C drive

  • Quick launch icons in task bar – click and check functionality

  • Be able to access HELP file


Setting options first word in question is field name
Setting the .exe file?Options – First word in question is field name


Setting options automatic filed names
Setting the .exe file?Options – Automatic filed names


Setting options update question to actual field name
Setting the .exe file?Options – Update question to actual field name



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