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1 Argos Moving Quickly into the Community University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service Bruce Knox Project/Program Director a. k. a. Database Programmer Analyst ABUG 2009 Arkansas Tech University Russellville May 28, 2009

2 Introduction Purpose: Discuss the Argos User Community Converting to Argos Overcoming Organizational Inertia Benefits: Free Software Conversion Tips Tools for Ad Hoc Banner Reporting

3 Agenda Slide Whats an Argos? Trying the Product The Argos Community Converting to Argos Banner Record Selection Criteria Argos Training Overcoming Inertia Example Apps

4 Whats an Argos?

5 Argos is a Web Based Evisions Ad Hoc Reporting Tool Designed for Banner

6 A.R.G.O.S. Ad hoc Report Generation and Output Solution Easy to Use Fast Secure

7 Argos, in Design Mode looks a lot like MS Access

8 Whats an Argos? MS Access++ Built for the SQL Database

9 Trying the Product

10 Trying the Product: Get a Password

11 Trying the Product: Download and Install

12 Trying the Product: DBA and SysAdmin You will need IT for early parts of the Server Install

13 Trying the Product: Download

14 Trying the Product: Install

15 Trying the Product: Import Sample DataBlocks

16 Trying the Product: Client Written Query

17 Trying the Product: Note the Credit Given

18 Trying the Product: Visual Design

19 The Argos Community

20 Community is a big part of Argos Sharing in Argos secured repository is encouraged.

21 The Argos Community

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25 Converting to Argos

26 Converting to Argos from a GUI Tool

27 Converting to Argos from SQL

28 Converting to Argos Either way will work for you, but you still need to know the Banner Record Selection Criteria

29 Banner Record Selection

30 -- names_create.sql Current Records VIEW from TABLE SPRIDEN-SPBPERS CREATE OR REPLACE VIEW NAMES ( PIDM, ID, NAME, LEGAL_NAME, SORT_LAST ) AS SELECT SPRIDEN_PIDM, -- PIDM, SPRIDEN_ID, -- ID, SUBSTR(DECODE(SPBPERS_NAME_PREFIX,'Mr',NULL,'Mr.',NULL,'Miss',NULL,'Mrs',NULL, 'Mrs.',NULL,'Ms',NULL,'Ms.',NULL,NULL,NULL, SPBPERS_NAME_PREFIX||' ')|| RTRIM(DECODE(NVL(SPBPERS_PREF_FIRST_NAME,'X'),'X',spriden_first_name,spbpers_pref_first_name))||' '|| RTRIM(spriden_last_name),1,25), -- Name, SUBSTR(RTRIM(spriden_last_name)||', '||RTRIM(spriden_first_name)||' '||RTRIM(spriden_mi),1,25), -- Legal_Name, SUBSTR(spriden_last_name,1,15) -- Sort_Last FROM SPRIDEN, SPBPERS WHERE SPRIDEN_PIDM = SPBPERS_PIDM (+) AND SPRIDEN_CHANGE_IND IS NULL AND SPRIDEN_ENTITY_IND = 'P' ;

31 Banner Record Selection With Current Record Oracle Views anyone can quickly create error free results.

32 Banner Record Selection Now a Quick Example

33 Banner Record Selection

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37 Look for: Current Record Set or Special Views in my scripts repository This is password protected and if you need the scripts password, just ask me for it.

38 Banner Record Selection You should find these and many other Views: Active_Employees Active_Jobs Age FTVFUND_V FTVORGN_V FTVPROG_V FTVACCT_V FTVLOCN_V GOREMAL_V Names

39 Argos Training

40 Argos Training: Many Options Free On-Line Recorded Training Free On-Line Live Training On-Site Training (Consulting and Development)

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43 Recorded Training for Designer

44 Argos Training Could it be easier?

45 Recorded Training for Designer

46 Overcoming Inertia

47 Designers are the hardest to move Give them a Fast Path Give them Obvious Improvements Give them Examples

48 Programmers or Designers These help: Folders for each Application or Functional Area A Connection for any Shared ID/pw Use a Banded Report Standard Scheduled Reports can be Direct to Printer Reports via Links using the API

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53 More Argos Resources

54 More Argos Resources: Argos Training

55 Knowledge Base, Listserv, Help Desk, …

56 Examples Apps

57 We have these non-Banner Apps HelpDesk Publications Irrigation Wildlife AIMS

58 Banner Support Apps Administrative Support Cash Management Spot (Luminis)

59 Report Viewers Need very little help They already know Windows

60 Argos Training: Report Viewers

61 Report Viewers Just give them something useful

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66 Summary Download and Try It! Argos is the Web Based Ad Hoc Reporting Tool for Banner Go to the Argos Community for Free Code and Help

67 Questions??? Bruce Knox at

68 More Argos Resources Argos BannerArgos Banner Reporting Solutions


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