SAH Support for SIS Reporting

The Business Intelligence and Analytics team is supporting the https://ucsdcollab.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/SISRPT project by prioritizing ESR SIS related requests for Student Activity Hub (SAH) enhancements.

A number of reports have been identified by the ESR SIS Report Remediation project and those reports are currently being remediated. You can view the included reports in the ESR SIS Report Inventory.

If your report is not on the ESR SIS Report Inventory then the divisional/departmental report developer is responsible for rebuilding the report, including working with the BIA team to add any missing fields to SAH.

What is a Report or Reporting Tool?

A report provides access to data. It can be a snapshot (PDF, Excel) or interactive (web interface). Often multiple databases feed data into this location.

It does not allow you to modify or update the data in the database.

Examples: Cognos, Tableau, query link

What is an Application?

An application is a tool that allow you to input data into a database. It is interactive, it can be a desktop installation or web interface. Can be used to feed data into other locations.

May be replaced by the new SIS. Unique data should be added to the Student Activity Hub.

Example: ISIS, DARs, UC Apply

What is Data Integration?

Data Integration moves data from one location to another via an automated process.

Any data moving into or out of the data warehouse via a script or file transfer must be updated to use the Student Activity Hub instead of the data warehouse.

Example: script, file transfer, nifi, api

Steps for the SAH Report Developer to remediate their Report or Reporting Tool

  1. Check the ESR SIS Report Inventory to see if your report is included in the ESR SIS Report Remediation project.

    1. If yes then no further action.

    2. If no then continue to #2.

    3. Questions about the ESR SIS Report Inventory can be emailed to esr-student@ucsd.edu.

  2. Identify the SAH Report Developer who will be rebuilding the report (it may be you).

  3. Compare the fields in the report with the current fields in SAH via the Activity Hub Field List report.

    1. Note, this report is available to everyone and contains all of the fields in all of the Activity Hubs so it takes a minute to initially load.

  4. The SAH Report Developer emails busintel@ucsd.edu asking to have their list of missing ISIS fields added to SAH.

    1. This will open a SNOW ticket with the BIA team. BIA will keep you updated via this SNOW ticket.

    2. Please include the original source location from ISIS.

    3. If the source is not ISIS please check the full list of https://ucsdcollab.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/SAH/pages/18350895 that BIA is aware of.

      1. If your source is not on that list, email busintel@ucsd.edu to request that it be added.

      2. You can explore Interim and Short Term reporting solutions here: https://ucsdcollab.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/ACP/pages/297337256 .

Steps for the BIA Team to address SAH Report Developer request

  1. The BIA team meets with Jonathan Whitman’s technical team to talk about the missing field.

    1. The field may not from ISIS. If so, the field is evaluated for it’s impact to the ESR SIS Report Remediation project.

    2. The field may be calculated in the DW. If so, the calculation is investigated.

    3. The field may be in ISIS, but nobody has asked for it yet.

    4. BIA will update the customer’s SNOW ticket with information found and if the field can be included in the SIS Remediation project.

      1. If the field is not from SIS then it will customer will need to wait until the SIS Remediation is complete or request an exception to the freeze.

  2. The BIA team bring the ISIS field to the SAH Data Definitions Committee.

    1. The field may no longer be in use. If so, the ESR SIS Report Remediation project manager is notified.

    2. If the field is in use, a field name and description is identified, and the data source is confirmed.

    3. BIA will update the customer’s SNOW ticket with information found and if the field can be included in the SIS Remediation project.

      1. If the field is not from SIS then it will customer will need to wait until the SIS Remediation is complete or request an exception to the freeze.

  3. Then the new field is added to SAH Enhancement Monthly Release.

    1. If the field is not yet in SAH then it will need data integration and will not be scheduled for a SAH enhancement release until the data integration is complete.

    2. If the field is already in SAH but not viable to customers the field will be added to the next SAH enhancement release.

    3. BIA will update the customer’s SNOW ticket with the expected release date.

  4. Once the missing fields have been added to SAH the SAH Report Developer can then rebuild the report in Cognos or Tableau.

    1. BIA will update and close the customer’s SNOW ticket once the field is in Production.

 

To see a list of SAH Enhancements In Progress visit .

To see a list of SAH Enhancements Completed visit .

To see a list of SAH Enhancement Tickets visit Teams > Student Analytics Community of Practice.

FAQs

Q: Is blended data included in SAH?

A: Yes, if it has been requested to be added to SAH.

Q: Is blended data being added to SAH as part of the SIS Remediation?

A: Data that is coming directly from the SIS is being added to SAH first, all other data is being documented for remediation after the SIS Remediation project has been completed.

Q: Can data be blended with SAH in a report?

A: Yes, as long as the report developer has Report Developer access to all the data sets they want to blend. See for more information.