Student data Warehouse dictionary

OIRA Data Warehouse

The U-M Data Warehouse is a collection of data that supports reporting activity for University business. The data is organized in data sets based on subject areas (e.g., Payroll, Student Records, Financials).

To run reports in the Data Warehouse data sets, you need access to:

Tables in the Data Warehouse

The Data Warehouse data sets are stored in tables in relational databases. The tables consist of columns (data elements) and rows. In the example to the right, the first column contains a list of EmplIDs. Each row contains data items for each program for a particular student. One student can have multiple rows if he or she has multiple programs.

Each table has one or more key fields, such as EmplID (Employee ID number), that uniquely identify each row in the data base. Tables are linked to each other by joins between fields.

Folders in BusinessObjects

In BusinessObjects, the Acad Prog table displays as a folder. Each data element (column) displays beneath the folder—in most cases, as a blue rectangle.

Note: Count of Emplid and Count of Unique Emplid are measure objects (orange ruler icon)—dynamic calculations that exist only within BusinessObjects.

Using Data Dictionaries

With BusinessObjects WebI, you can access data in the Data Warehouse, create your own reports, and modify existing ones.

However, if you don't understand how the data is structured, the links between tables, and which BusinessObjects folders to use, your report results may be incorrect. This is where the data dictionaries come in handy.

For each data set, the data dictionaries provide:

  • Table diagrams which show how the tables are connected and the primary keys on which table joins are based
  • A list of tables with their names and descriptions
  • A data element dictionary that provides a description, data type (character, number, date), table location, security code (public, private/confidential, sensitive), and examples of valid values for each data element.

This information is useful when you want to add new information to your report but don’t know where to find it.

You might also like

Fantasia Trading LLC Anker® 40W 5-Port Family-Sized Desktop USB Charger with PowerIQ™ Technology for iPhone 5s 5c 5; iPad Air mini; Galaxy S5 S4; Note 3 2; the new HTC One (M8); Nexus and More (White)
Wireless (Fantasia Trading LLC)
  • PowerIQ technology maximizes compatibility with Android, Apple and other devices by enabling charging speeds of up to 8 amps among 5 ports or 2.4 amps per port.
  • The size of a deck of playing cards (3.6 × 2.3 × 1.0in / 9.1 × 5.8 × 2.5cm) and unibody design for added portability.
  • Industrial-grade materials and premium circuitry ensure lifetime reliability.
  • 100-240 volt input ideal for international travel.
  • Package contents: Anker® 40W 5-Port Wall Charger, 5ft / 150cm detachable power cord, welcome guide, 18-month hassle-free warranty.

The Guinness World Record for the Largest Data Warehouse: A Q&A with Tom ..  — B-EYE-Network
Business unIntelligence—Insight and Innovation Beyond Analytics and Big Data Summary Is there still a need for the data warehouse? In this excerpt from his new book, Barry Devlin looks at why the data warehouse can no longer retain its old role of ..

Anker Anker® 2nd Gen Astro Mini 3200mAh Ultra-Compact Portable Charger Lipstick-Sized External Battery Power Bank with PowerIQ™ Technology for iPhone 6 5s 5c 5 4S, Galaxy S5 S4 S3 Note 3, 4, Nexus 4, HTC One M8, Nokia Lumia 520, 1020 and Other Smartphones (Black)
Wireless (Anker)
  • The Anker® Advantage: Join the 6 million+ powered by Amazon s #1 charging brand.
  • Exclusive PowerIQ™ Technology: Detects your device to deliver its fastest possible charge speed up to 1 amp.
  • High Capacity: Add one and a half charges (over 7 hours talktime) to an iPhone 5s, almost one full charge to a Galaxy S5 or one full charge (70+ hours of audio playback)...
  • Ultra Compact: Our original lipstick-shaped aluminum design (3.5 × 0.9 × 0.9in, 2.7oz). Recharges in 3-4 hours with a 0.8 amp adapter (not included) and the included...
  • What You Get: Anker® 2nd Generation Astro Mini 3200mAh External Battery, Micro USB cable, travel pouch, welcome guide, our fan-favorite 18-month warranty and friendly...
OPTOMA TECHNOLOGY Optoma EH500 1080p 4700 Lumen Full 3D DLP Network Projector with HDMI
  • Native 1080p high-definition resolution for crystal clear presentations
  • 4700 lumens bright output makes it ideal for use in large screen applications
  • Latest image controller technology and Full 3D compatibility for the most amazing immersive experiencer
  • Over the network management and control capability makes it the perfect projector for large installations
Robertson Worldwide ROBERTSON 2P20067 PSP242TRMVW/S Quik-Pak of 10 eBallast, Program Start, 1 or 2 Lamp, 4 Pin CFL (CFTR42W/GX24q), HPF, 120-277Vac.
Home Improvement (Robertson Worldwide)
  • Equivalent to: Fulham RH4-UNV-242-K, RH4-UNV-242-C, Keystone KTEB-242T-UV-TP-PSD-NL
  • Program Start, 1 or 2 Lamp, 4 Pin CFL (CFQ42W/GX24q), HPF,120-277Vac., -30C Min Start Temp
  • Also offered as a single quantity by ordering the ROBERTSON 3P20067 PSP242TRMVW/S
  • Take advantage of ROBERTSON s 60 years of electronic design and quality manufacturing experience.
  • Commerical grade. FIVE year warranty. Go to for complete technical data.
Anker Anker® 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh External Battery Pack with PowerIQ™ Technology 2A Output Portable USB Charger Power Bank for Smart Devices (Green)
CE (Anker)
  • - PowerIQ™ technology maximizes compatibility with Android, Apple or other devices by enabling charge speeds of up to 2 amps.
  • - 6 mAh capacity and an efficiency rate 10% above previous generation Astros and standard alternatives charges the iPhone 3 times and the Galaxy S4 almost twice.
  • - Shake to start charge or display remaining power level on the ultra-low consumption 10-LED power meter (1 shakes consume less than 1%).
  • Sturdy construction and matte finish withstand bumps and drops. Grade A cells and premium chips ensure reliability. Input: 5V / 1.2A; Use a 1.2A adapter (not included)...
  • - Package contents: Anker® 2nd Generation Astro External Battery, micro USB cable, welcome guide.