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
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,
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.