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  1. Handle changed RegID

    Occasionally student records are assigned new RegIDs. The system is aware of these records because when you search the old RegID in the SWS person resource a link to the person record using the new RegID is provided.

    Suggest either

    1. Have resources like registration, enrollment support the old RegID.

    2. Have the empty response representation include the fact that the queried RegID has a replacement value.

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      0 comments  ·  sws  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • add last_activity_date to the list of fields that can be queried on the Budget Search resource

      We (the GCA Systems team) would like to use FWS to poll for changes made to budgets on the current day (to capture changes between our nightly extracts). To do this we would need to be able to query the Budget Search resource by last_activity_date to get all the budgets which have been modified today.

      10 votes
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        1 comment  ·  fws  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add % involve to instructors on the Section resource

        Section have Meetings, Meetings have Instructors, Instructors have a few data points. One data point that exists within the time schedule is “% Involve”. This is currently not exposited by SWS Section Resource but would be useful for us to be able to pull.

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        • Add salary benefit load rates to the Financial Web Service

          At least a couple of UW systems require programmatic access to official UW benefit load rates. These rates are set annually by Management Accounting & Analysis and posted online for people to view and stored in the Financial Accounting System (FAS). If these rates were made available via FWS then UW systems could find the rates using a Web service instead of either copying the data locally or directly accessing a UW enterprise database.

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            0 comments  ·  fws  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Search Enrollment Based on Major

            We're looking to automate our population of the College of Education Information Systems using the SWS as the source of student records. Ideally we'd like to send a Year, Quarter, and Major code [or list of Major codes] to a resource and receive back a full list of all students enrolled meeting that criteria. For the most part, we'd want to use this for the upcoming and current quarters, so historical data would be less important, though beneficial to have.

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              1 comment  ·  sws  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              • Include Ethnicity and Hispanic fields in the Person Resource of SWS

                This is data that we have to report on back to the State so we regularly need to pull this into our information systems.

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                  0 comments  ·  sws  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Improve the navigability of new resources

                  There are two new person-specific resources in v5 of the SWS - the financial resource and the notice resource. It would help our support and testing staff if it were possible to browse to those resources, instead of needing to construct the urls by hand.

                  There are quite a few places in the SWS where there are links to resources that are protected - test scores, enrollment searches, and the grade roster, for instance.

                  It might also be helpful to include links to the current, next and previous terms on the index resource. On browsers where I don't have those…

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                  • Alert Campus Administrators and Fiscal Specialists or individuals affected to end of appointment date ahead of time

                    Campus does not have a way to tell end of appointment dates until UW Payroll runs a report for them. While that works well for intra dependecies, it does not work well for interdependecies of systems.
                    HEEPS shows Active record yet PWS appointment information shows expired appointment.

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                      0 comments  ·  pws  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add Canvas Syllabus Descriptions to SWS

                      Now that ICD's are being retired Canvas is the new solution for instructor-entered course descriptions. It would be fantastic to get the custom descriptions along with the rest of the data about the course.

                      4 votes
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                        acknowledged  ·  0 comments  ·  sws  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • provide email address look up to the PWS

                        currently you can look up persons by netid, eid, sid, etc with PWS; it would be great to provide a look up by email address, where email address can be a netid@uw.edu, or any common non-UW email address, e.g., gmail.com, yahoo.com, etc.

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                          0 comments  ·  pws  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Please add a "Major" resource to the SWS

                          ASTRA would like to get all of it's student application related Span of Control values out of SWS so that the DTS job that pulls span of control values from SDB can be retired. The only SOC type that is being retrieved from SDB that is not available in SWS is "Major".

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                            acknowledged  ·  0 comments  ·  sws  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow searches to see curric_ts_omit flagged courses

                            Some clients (groups service, canvas, for example) need to see hidden courses in both curriculum and section searches. Suggest you add a parameter on the query string to activate an 'include ts_omit sections' query.

                            24 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  sws  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Provide central place to host resource scheduling information

                              Expand the current function of r25 (or like service) to not only be able to host classroom data, but any available space on campus. Provide a Web Service so that current space seeking apps could hook into it. Also have a interface that building coordinators could access that eliminates the need for every building to have a separate booking app.

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                                acknowledged  ·  0 comments  ·  r25ws  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • allow potential service consumers to limit their usage authorization request to only the less sensitive resources

                                We're preparing the paperwork to request FWS authorization for one of our applications. Relative to other UW services, it's a fairly rigorous process, considering we only want org code and org name data, neither of which seems to be of a sensitive nature.

                                Since we're trying to follow best practices in terms of not re-using already approved certs across multiple applications, I anticipate we'll have to go through the approval process at least a few times.

                                It would be nice if we could self-regulate in exchange for a less rigorous authorization process - i.e. don't let us see sensitive stuff,…

                                23 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  fws  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  acknowledged  ·  Tony ChangTony Chang responded

                                  We definitely recognize this is a real problem. We plan on working with the FWS data stewards to see if we can develop a lighter weight process for certain resources.

                                • MyUW Mobile would like to add uw_affiliation_undergrad-current, uw_affiliation_extension-student_current to UW Affiliation Groups

                                  MyUW Mobile would like GWS to make
                                  uw-affiliation-undergrad-current,
                                  uw-affiliation-extension-student-current available in the UW Affiliation Groups.

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                                    acknowledged  ·  0 comments  ·  gws  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add field to Course Section representation for self sustaining flag

                                    Self sustaining flag is per section attribute, available in SDB (EDW) on table sec_time_schedule in field called self_sustaining. Important data for departmental planning and for display to students.

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                                    • Enrollment resource return links for future quarter

                                      The enrollment search appears to be NOT returning links for the future quarters in which a student is enrolled. Is that by design?

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                                        0 comments  ·  sws  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • A HRPWS person service

                                        MyUW'd like to use HRPWS to replace the current data feed from ODS. Will supply a list of employee ID and get back these data elements: regid, employee type, on/off campus, employee status.

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                                          planned  ·  0 comments  ·  hrpws  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow for person lookups using the RFID encoded in HuskyCards

                                          The HuskyCards have RFID chips in them now, so the idCard service should be expanded to provide identity lookups based on this RFID value. I should be able to provide the hex-encoded value from the card and receive back some form of person ID, possibly a regID with an href to PWS?

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