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Help for Position Inventory Queries

Overview. Position Inventory data is complex, and a listserv and adhoc meetings are available to help you query the Warehouse and retrieve data from this collection efficiently and effectively.

Canned Business Objects queries that mimic the web reports are available in the Business Objects repository for those users with ad hoc access to the data. Before creating your own query, check to see if a canned query or report already exists for the information you want.

Subscription to the listserv. Users of Position Inventory data in the Data Warehouse support one another when questions arise through the use of listservs. When you are granted access to the data, you will automatically be given a subscription to the listserv POSINVEN-WH@LISTS.UPENN.EDU. (Those with subscriptions to the list are called list members. If any member sends an E-mail note to the list, every member of the list receives a copy.)

When you have a question. If you have a question about the Position Inventory data, please send E-mail to the list -- and if you have the answer to a list member's question, please E-mail your reply to the list so all the members can benefit from the discussion.

The list is also the place to send E-mail if you notice that some documentation needs updating. For documentation published on the Web, please specify the URL for the documentation that needs to be updated. For Business Objects documentation (help for Objects), please specify the Universe, Class, and Object.

Notification about general and special meetings. From time to time, notes are sent to the list to invite list members to general meetings to discuss the Position Inventory data in the Warehouse, or to special interest group meetings to discuss specific issues.

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