Space@Penn data is refreshed daily, on Monday through Friday evenings. Changes
made through the the Peregrine Systems' FacilityCenter application will be reflected
in the warehouse on the following day.
At the close of every month, snapshots of four of the more mutable tables
in the Space@Penn data collection are moved to the historical data collection.
These tables are Buildings, Floors, Rooms and Room Utilization. These monthly
snapshots are saved for the current fiscal year and are available in the SpaceHistory@Penn
data collection. At the end of each fiscal year, a year-end version of the files
are saved and are also available through SpaceHistory@Penn.
Source of the Data
The data in the data warehouse that is accessible via the Business Objects Space@Penn
universe comes from the Peregrine Systems' FacilityCenter application, commonly
refered to as SPAN. The data in this universe includes descriptive information
about rooms within the buildings associated with the University, as well as
the utilization and occupation of those buildings, on a room level.
Time Span Covered
The Data Warehouse stores current information on buildings and rooms. The collection
of this data began in June, 2001.