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2021-01-11T11:23:04+00:00 October 19, 2020|ctcLink News|
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Farewell to Data Express

Delta DogGuest post by Emily Coates, Director of Institutional Research

Do you use Data Express to do your work? If you have never heard of Data Express or you know that you do not use it, you can skip this message. If you’re not sure, read on.

What is Data Express?

Data Express is a tool within Administrative Systems that allows users to extract data from SMS, FMS, PPMS and other campus systems. As a campus, we used to frequently use Data Express, also known as datax, to run class rosters, extract financial data, pull personnel lists and much more.

Much of our work has been transitioned to newer processes, making use of views based on SQL queries, Tableau visualizations or other more modern tools. But there are still a few Data Express devotees on campus.

Hello, ctcLink; Goodbye, Data Express

Thanks to Delta Dog’s friendly reminders, we all know that the campus will transition to ctcLink in February 2021. With this transition, we must say goodbye to Data Express.

In ctcLink, we will have other options for extracting data from our systems. But we need time to get these set up for you. If you are still using Data Express to accomplish essential tasks, even if it is only once a year or very occasionally, let me know immediately so we can begin to work with you on replacement strategies. We want you to be able to access the data you need right after we transition so please don’t delay!


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