I think that the Atlas tool offers some great features (potentially) but it is very frustrating to use.
Perhaps I’m the only person feeling this way, but I’m continually mystified as to why certain features work and then don’t work. For example, the reports under the Data Source section, sometimes return data, but most often they report that no data is available. However, if I display a specific profile for a person then I can see all the data. Another example is that sometimes when searching for concepts, I can find the concept but it reports that there are zero records in the CDM that match the concept. However, I can see thousands of records with these concepts in the database.
I’m sorry if this is a rant, and I am very grateful that the product exists - I just wished it worked consistently from day-to-day. Perhaps one small improvement would be to document what the source of data is for each section of the web app. For example, the Profile section pulls data from the CDM tables directly. Most of the other sections seem to use data from the Achilles tables, but it would be nice to know exactly which Achilles tables are used as the source.
I looked at the Leaf tool as a potential replacement to Atlas. I like the web interface, but it seems difficult to manually build out the Concept hierarchies. Does anyone have an application that they recommend?