Navigating Argos Reports

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					                    Presented by
       Missouri State University
Office of Institutional Research
   Brief overview of
    data access
   Definition of terms
   Hands on training
   Self-Service Banner – Teaching & Advising tab
    on your my Missouri State menu
    ◦ Individual Student Information
    ◦ Class Lists
   Argos
    ◦ Comprehensive lists of students/ courses by
      College, Department
      Similar to some of the types of reports that used to be
       accessed in FARC
    ◦ Summary information
   Contact QDUG (Query Developers User Group)
    ◦ Email at
    ◦ Report request website
   Contact the Office of Institutional Research
    ◦ Email at
    ◦ Information request website
Legacy System - Phoenix

•Contains semesters prior to Fall of 2009
•MIS is in the process of converting the data into our new system

Internet Native Banner (INB)

•Also called PROD for Production
•Links directly to the forms used for data input and updates immediately

Operational Data Store (ODS)

•Used as the storage system and main location for the majority of queries
•Updates nightly – data is current through the previous day
   Argos
    ◦ Contact QDUG
   Within Argos there are layers of data access
    ◦ PROD – your INB user name and password
      Contact Brenda Whisenant
    ◦ ODSPROD – will be your INB user name, but may have a
      different password
      Contact QDUG for access or to sync with INB password
    ◦ Phoenix
      Contact Theresa McCoy
    ◦ Other Banner Modules may require additional
      permissions for access (e.g. Finance, Human Resources)
      Contact QDUG for assistance in requesting permission
   Data block
    ◦ The foundation of reports within Argos, data blocks
      are essentially queries that are developed by Power
      users which pull information from the database.
      Both end users and power users make use of data
      blocks when developing reports.
   QuickView Report
    ◦ A Quick View Report is based off of a QuickView
      Data block. Although the user can save the
      returned data, the power of a QuickView Report is
      that the user can quickly and easily retrieve/view
      the data with a minimum of trouble. This really is
      "Information Access."
                   Source: Information Access User Documentation – Argos Glossary
   CSV Report
    ◦ A CSV Report is based on a Report Data block. Here, the
      report creator has more control over what fields will be
      displayed (and how), and may add fields. The selected
      data will be extracted in a form usable by other
   Banded Report
    ◦ A banded report is also based on a Report Data
      block. The report creator has control over what fields
      will be displayed, as well as how they are displayed.
      Using the Banded Report, the end user can organize the
      data into logical banded areas. The final output can be
      printed or saved in some other format
                    Source: Information Access User Documentation – Argos Glossary