Exclamation marks on demographics page

(topnoch) #1

Some of our clients, have inquired about the exclamations marks on the demographics page. I was wondering if there was a way to stop those from showing up, or if it’s some kind of bug.

OpenEMR Version
I’m using OpenEMR version

I used Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer.

Operating System
I’m on Windows 7


(Stephen Waite) #2

hi @topnoch, could you screenshot an example and upload? thank you

(topnoch) #3

Of course, the screenshot I attached is from the patient demographics section.

(ViSolve) #4

If you wish to stop the exclamation marks showing in demographics page, you can make some minor changes.
File Name : library/options.inc.php
Line Number : 2020
Comment the lines as shown in the image below


(Brady Miller) #5

hi @topnoch and @visolveemr ,

I’d consider this a bug, since it seems to also show for empty entries that use lists. It should probably only show when:

  1. The entry is not empty
  2. The entry was not found in the main and backup lists


(ViSolve) #6

This “feature” was introduced in 5.0.2 version. Not sure of the objective of this feature.
If the objective is to show the user that the field was not mandatory and was never filled then we can display “!” mark but that may confuse the user. This is a usability question and any views are greatly appreciated.

It is better to remove the “!” mark when the field is empty.

We will be more than happy to implement the solution once the solution is agreed.

(topnoch) #7

Hey @visolveemr and @brady.miller ,

Thank you for your response, I really appreciate all the feedback. I also consider this a bug, since it’s displayed even in fields it shouldn’t be. Once again, thank you for your help.