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Research Data Cube Updated

The Research Administration Data (RAD) cube was recently updated to reflect changes in the SAGE database, and to support the upcoming release of research awards and proposals dashboards. The following is a list of those changes. Change to values in dimDate The date dimension used to display dates outside of the range of dates that […]

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2015 Biennium Crossover and EDW Data, Reports & Cubes

On July 1, the University of Washington entered the 2015 biennium. With this came updates Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) data, and BI Portal reports and cubes. Data and Reports In the data, references to ‘CurrentBiennium’ will now draw from the 2015 biennium data. Likewise in reports, you will now see 2015 as a biennium selection option. Cubes […]

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UW Profiles Underlying Data Now Available

UW Profiles data visualizations (http://uwprofiles.uw.edu) have greatly enhanced how the University can use data to understand key metrics about students. We are pleased to announce that the data used to create these dashboards is now available for download. Anyone with Tableau software and access to student data in the Enterprise Data Warehouse can download these […]

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Free Tableau and Excel Workshops From UW-IT

We have added several free UW-IT workshops! Our workshops teach UW staff and faculty how to visualize their data using Tableau software and do drag and drop analysis using Microsoft Excel PivotTables. Sessions last from one to three hours and no programming skills are required. Learn more and register online for upcoming sessions on the UW […]

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Tableau and Capacity Planning – “What if” Analysis

Troy Hogan of the Enterprise Data and Analytics (EDA) team was kind enough to share one of the ways he and his team are getting value from Tableau doing “What If” analysis on how they spend their time. The EDA Capacity Planning team gained great efficiencies in our quarterly work planning process by using Tableau reporting. […]

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Talk involving UW Profiles wins best presentation at conference

A talk about UW Profiles, the UW’s interactive dashboards for accessing and understanding basic UW data, was honored as “Best Presentation” at the Pacific Northwest Association for Institutional Research and Planning’s annual conference. The talk last month by Nevena Lalic of the Office of Planning & Management’s Institutional Analysis team and Bart Pietrzak of UW-IT’s […]

Automation Will Set You Free, Sort Of

If you have a repetitive task then automation is your friend. The catch is that when anything changes your automation likely breaks. Still if you are running a report that requires a lot of check box selecting you might enjoy this tip sent in by Stephen Rondeau. Stephen is using iMacros to automate running the […]