Bill Gargan
February 9, 2015

Operational Data Store (ODS) Service Improvements

We are making several changes to improve service with ODS beginning with the creation of an informational page for the ODS. The page is accessible from the CSU A – Z search on the CSU home page as well from the IS Home page. This new page has information regarding how to request access, the most used views, common queries, FAQs and hints on how to use the ODS including documentation on how to create an ODBC connection. There are also queries available to show what views are in each role and which role(s) contain a specific view to help people determine what access they need to request. We will continue to develop this into a useful page for all ODS users.

We are also working to improve the ODS Data Dictionary. We are being more selective in the views that are displayed so that it will be easier to use as well as adding comments that are more explanatory regarding the fields and how to use them. Information regarding indexes and links between views to assist in query development are being developed as well to improve workability.

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