SWS and PWS Release: Support for Pronouns

During the 2020-2021 academic year, UW will introduce a central pronoun option to enable students and other members of the UW community to express what pronouns they go by in their everyday lives. Identity.UW will be central to this implementation by enabling the collection and distribution of pronoun data. Person Web Service (PWS) and Student…

Upcoming SPACE Web Service changes

The Capital and Space Management team is migrating to a new Space Inventory Management System. We are adapting the Space Web Service (SpaceWS) to the source system changes which will result in: Some field type and length changes Some fields will no longer provide any data (We will NOT remove any fields at this time)…

RPG Release: Now Identify “Audits” and “Registrar Drop” in Student Grade Reports

In response to user feedback, the Report Prioritization Group just released enhancements to two BI Portal reports: Student Grade Report by Major Student Grade Report by Curriculum, Course and Section This release is timed to help advisers and faculty support Autumn 2020 grading. Change Summary: This release is intended to help users identify or filter…

UWSDBDataStore Reorg on January 30, 2021

The student database (SDB) will go through a reorganization on January 30, 2021 which will cause changes in the Enterprise Data Warehouse database, UWSDBDataStore. These changes to the objects will be available in the UWSDBDataStore on February 1, 2021. However, data on the new objects will be available as soon as the Data Custodians submit…

Preview available for upcoming EDW server upgrade

On January 25, 2021, the EDW will be upgrading our user-facing servers (EDWPub.s.uw.edu) to SQL Server 2019. This upgrade will position the EDW to take advantage of modern SQL features, as well as allow for greater flexibility as computing and technology needs evolve.  Impact We believe this upgrade will have minimal impact on our users….

RPG Release: Bug Fix on UG Transcript Course Search by Major

The Report Prioritization Group just released a bug fix on the BI Portal report Undergraduate Transcript Course Search by Major In this news story we provide a summary of the change. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to write help@uw.edu and put “BI Portal Report Question: UG Transcript Course Search by Major” in…

ASTRA 2.1 auto-deprovisioning feature now available in the EDW

The Data Platform uses ASTRA to manage access to Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) data. The recent release of ASTRA 2.1 includes a new auto-deprovisioning feature that will monitor and automatically remove access for terminated employees. As of December 7, 2020, the EDW is now using ASTRA 2.1 and taking advantage of its new features. The…

RPG Release: Enhancements to Major Codes Report

The Report Prioritization Group just released two enhancements to the BI Portal report Major Codes. This report helps advisers complete the change of major process, and these updates were designed to make it easier to find the info you need to complete the new Docusign web form: Change of Major Forms This update was requested…

RPG New Visualization Release: Undergraduate Major Comparisons by Quarter

The Report Prioritization Group just released the newest addition to the BI Portal: Undergraduate Major Comparison by Quarter In this news story we explain the purpose and benefits of the new visualization. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to write help@uw.edu and put “BI Portal Report Question: UG Major Comparisons by Quarter” in…

Salary and Wage Expense Bug Fix: Missing Current Fiscal Year

In response to user feedback, the Enterprise Reporting and Analytics team just released an update to resolve a bug in the Salary and Wage Expense Detail report in the BI Portal. Change Summary: A user reported that the “Year” filter was excluding the current Fiscal Year (2021). By default, the report filters by Calendar Year,…

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