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You must set up a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to access reports, cubes, visualizations or Enterprise Data Warehouse data from off campus. UW provides this secure remote connection through Husky OnNet. This service is provided at no additional cost to UW students, faculty and staff as part of the Basic Bundle of services covered under the Technology Recharge Fee. To access the service, go to the Husky OnNet UWare page.


The Request Access to Reports, Analytics, and Data page provides information and instructions on obtaining access to EDW data.


Visit the Definitions and Metadata page to know more about institutional definitions and Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) definitions, as well as definitions available from other sites around the university.


Visit the training page to register for workshops, watch on-demand videos, and join Enterprise Data Warehouse and Tableau User Groups.


The Request Access to Reports, Analytics, and Data page provides information and instructions on obtaining application access to EDW data.

Note that you may also find data of interest at UW web services.


Follow the instructions on the Connect to Data page to learn how to connect any query tool, including Tableau, Excel or Access, to the Enterprise Data Warehouse.

We also have a demonstration video with instructions on how to open Microsoft Excel using your NetID credentials. Select the video titled, “Automate opening your query tool with your UW NetID credentials”. Note that these steps also work with other query tools, such as Microsoft Access, Tableau Desktop, Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio.


Visit the Tableau Visualization Software page to learn about Tableau and how to get started.


At this time UW’s central Tableau Server is available to faculty and staff only. Students may publish personal work to the Tableau Public Server.


The Data Loading Summary contains real-time information on Enterprise Data Warehouse data load activity.


The process for requesting new reports is outlined in our general guidelines.


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