University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee


Student Data Warehouse Information


Student information is stored in PeopleSoft, locally known as PAWS (Panther Access to Web Services) at UWM. Much of that data is subsequently selected and stored for reporting access in UWM's Student Data Warehouse, sometimes called the Reporting Data Store (RDS). Student Data Warehouse data is refreshed daily and is easily accessed using query tools such as Hyperion. Current and historical data, as well as data collections (data related to an application) are available.

The Operational Data Store (ODS), designed for use by web applications, is a repository for a subset of the RDS data. The ODS data is refreshed simultaneously with its RDS counterpart.


Student Data Warehouse News, Alerts and System Status


Visit the Student Data Warehouse News, Alerts and System Status page for information about the Student Data Warehouse including News, Alerts, a list of load sequence, criteria and approximate load times.


Understanding the Data


UWM Data Dictionary
The Data Dictionary is an on-line, searchable database that contains information about the data and tables in the UWM Student Data Warehouse. Defining this data is an on-going process, so some fields may not yet be completed.

Value Lists and other Aids

Value Lists are lists of all possible values for frequently used data items such as term codes, plan codes and heritage codes with descriptions and other information about the codes.

Other Warehouse Aids include items such as Plan and Sub-plan numbering schemes and the schedule for some of the Campus Wide Hyperion queries.

Student Data Warehouse Access Groups

For information about the authorization groups for query writing check the Student Data Warehouse Access Groups list.

Student Data Warehouse Historical Views

The Student DW Hist View List contains a list of Student Data tables currently available in the History schema.

ODS (Operational Data Store)

The ODS Table List contains a list of Student Data tables currently available in the ODS. These tables can also be found within the Data Dictionary by searching for 'ODS'.

Student Data Warehouse cheat sheets:
Campus Group Support: WeRit

The Warehouse Enduser Reporting Initiative Team (WERIT) is a group of campus report writers who meet the first and third Thursday of the month.


Student Data Warehouse Change/Enhancement Request

Fill out and submit the Student Data Warehouse Change/Enhancement Request Form if you would like to submit a change or enhancement request for consideration.


Student Data Warehouse Change/Enhancement List

Visit the Student Data Warehouse Changes and Enhancements page to view the most recent changes and enhancements.