Vicki Wayne

How to Gather Data from Other Reporting Tools

How to Gather Data from Other Reporting Tools

The decision has been made that your institution will be switching to a new reporting tool. The existing tool has been in place for years. There are a multitude of reports that work like a well-oiled machine and haven’t been touched since their creation. However, that...

Harness the Power of Built-in Banner Functions

Harness the Power of Built-in Banner Functions

Let’s get a virtual show of hands…how many of you have mastered the art of manually gathering a student’s home address? It works fine, right? That is, until you have students that don’t have that particular address type. How about calculating a person’s age? That...

Four Reasons You Should Take Naming Conventions More Seriously

Four Reasons You Should Take Naming Conventions More Seriously

So…let’s say you’ve developed a really cool, really complicated DataBlock. It has 5 forms, 15 multi-column list boxes, 20+ parameters and a dozen SQL variables. A month after it goes live, a director comes up to you and says, “This would be even more useful if the...

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