Selecting your Query Tool. The query tools discussed in the next several slides represent the most commonly used query tools at Penn State. A Data Warehouse user is free to select any query tool, and is not limited to the ones mentioned. Selecting your Query Tool. What is a “Query Tool”?
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The query tools discussed in the next several slides represent the most commonly used query tools at Penn State.
A Data Warehouse user is free to select any query tool, and is not limited to the ones mentioned.
There are many query tools to choose from. Below is a listing of what is currently being used on the PC:
Using FileMaker Pro to connect to the data warehouse gives the user different ways of handling the results of a query. You can create reports, charts, or load the information into a database for future use.
Query Tools purchased to connect to the Data Warehouse, must meet the following specifications.
Note: Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Cognos Impromptu,
and Microsoft FoxPro all meet these specs
If you would like to evaluate other query tools, here are some suggestions.
You’ve selected your query tool, now what?
Before you begin to develop queries you need to be familiar with how your query tool works.
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