Thursday, October 25, 2012
Updates to Three DS_ Tables
On October 24, 2012, The following changes in the Data Warehouse (EPM) will affect several DS_ tables:
1a) DS_ZIP_CODE_INFO - the table structure is changing, because ASU is purchasing the data from a new vendor. This change may affect applications that use it. The table is also moving, from SYSADM to ASUDW schema. After the change, queries should be directed to ASUDW.DS_ZIP_CODE_INFO. The data and structure is described at http://www.zip-codes.com/files/documents/ZipCodeDatabaseSpecifications-B.... The physical table definition is in the following google doc: https://docs.google.com/a/asu.edu/document/d/1QsJHRbIpFi-rgKmnaMrScDTNAJ....
1b) DS_ZIP_CODE_INFO_FULL – this table has the same data as DS_ZIP_CODE_INFO, but has even more rows. The _FULL table supports multiple rows for a given zip code, because zip codes can be associated to multiple cities. By contrast, DS_ZIP_CODE_INFO has only one row (the ‘primary’ one) per zip code.
2) DS_IP_TO_LOCATION: the ZIPCODE column will be increased, from 5 to 10 characters.
3) DS_APPS_ADMITS_SNP_DAY_SUM: this table will be dropped, as it is not used for the original intended purpose and no longer appears to be needed.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or concerns about this change or its timeline.
For details see http://uto.asu.edu/node/7673.
If you experience difficulties as a result of this change, please call the ASU Help Desk at 480.965.6500.