ERwin Times December 2011

Let me start this, the last edition of the year, by thanking all of our customers for your support throughout 2011.

A special thank you goes out to all of you who made it to the recent UK User Group earlier this month. I’m sure that everyone there appreciated the insight given by Neil Buchwalter in his keynote address. There was also a lot of positive feedback about the customer experience slot, delivered by Jean Ashby of RS Components. If anyone would like to present their own customer experience at next year’s event, please don’t be shy. Just contact us with your ideas.

This month’s Tips & Tricks and Data Warehouse Corner both deal with aspects of ERwin metadata. Don’t forget that you can benefit from direct input from our experts using our Training and Mentoring Services.

The latest releases of ERwin are r7.3.11 and r8.1.0.  Active maintenance entitles users to a free upgrade to either version.  Contact us for more information.

If you haven’t yet made the move from r7 to r8, why not take a look at our r8 Conversion Course.

Tips & Tricks

  • ERwin Reporting in R8 Following the demise of Data Browser and Report Template Builder in r8, users making the move from r7 will need to consider how they are going to satisfy their reporting needs. The obvious solution would be the integrated “Pinned Reports” (under the Tools menu) which make use of the Crystal Reports tie-in. If you want ...

Data Warehouse Corner

  • Data Model Source Meta Data Exposed In this issue we’ll discuss Data Movement meta data in ERwin R8 and how to report on it using the Erwin SQL Query tool. In Erwin R7 you had the luxury of using the Data Browser to report Data Source meta data. One would simply open any ERP file (you could even use STANDARD or REPORTS.ERP), ...

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