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  1. Search for Students in my Programs

    I would like to have a service that lets me search for all students who's majors are within my unit. I suggest that the parameters for this search should be a Major (aka Curriculum) code and a Pathway code. The result would be a list of students represented in the SWS person micro format (Name and RegID).

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      acknowledged  ·  2 comments  ·  sws  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Provide a service returning the EINs of all employees having appts in a budget number or org code

      This service would be usable by the Groups Web Service provisioner for maintaining organizational groups. Given a budget number, we'd need the EIN's of employees whose current (active, inactive) apptDeptBudgetNbr matches. Or whose HomeDeptBudgetNbr matches. Or whose DistBudgetNbr matches. Or whose (Appt, Home, Dist) budget nbr is in a particular Org Code.
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        acknowledged  ·  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?

        3 votes
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        • UW Po #/Requisition # - find associated budget #

          There is a need to input a UW PO Number (aka Requisition Number), and get back the associated uw budget number. This will be used to ensure monies are not improperly allocated due to sloppy keyboarding.

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          • Add BGT information to FWS

            Add Budget information from BGT database to the Financial web service. This would provide data on current award amounts by account code.

            4 votes
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            • display course add codes on the MyUW teaching tab

              As a admin assistant for faculty, I constantly have to go to the SDB to look up add codes, then send them to faculty. The printed ones get lost by faculty. It would be great if the faculty had access to add codes on the teaching section on MyUW.

              9 votes
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              • Allow search for multiple IDs

                Allow the input of multiple IDs in a single search request e.g. netid1, netid2, netid3 so that you can save network round-trips.

                17 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  pws  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Ability to search on course description

                  Currently course search only searches on long and short course titles.

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                  • Add financial transaction data to FWS

                    This would save us from having to manually download expenditure transactions from MyFinancial.Desktop.

                    Perhaps this effort could also expose other MyFD functions under web services, such as reconciliation.

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                      acknowledged  ·  2 comments  ·  fws  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • student financial need info

                      Any time a student applies for a scholarship or fellowship, their financial need must be determined. I'd like to see column uw_need in table sf_evaluation, database UWSDB, exposed to web services.

                      3 votes
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                      • make Course Evaluations available via SWS

                        The Course Evaluations are currently available here: https://www.washington.edu/cec/
                        Could we add these to the SWS?

                        26 votes
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                        • Provide SLN availability within Term Resource

                          We do a few things based on SLN, and if you query section info too soon the SLN's are 0000.

                          What I'm doing now is making sure I don't query courses based on the relevant terms "registration_services_start" via the Term resource, which is more than a month after SNL availability noted here http://depts.washington.edu/registra/staffFaculty/calendars/tscal1011.php. This solution is a little hacky and I would love something more integrated.

                          4 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  sws  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Standard Look Up Resource Protocol

                            There are lots of core "Master Data" bits and pieces that need to be input into form fields in systems all over campus. Things like EID, budget number, org code, object/subobject codes, PCA codes, course numbers...the list is almost infinite. What the end-user often faces is a field that requires a key or code to be entered, but only knows the name or description. They then need to lookup it up somehow. Ideally the lookup function should be close coupled to the data entry field

                            There should be a standard protocol for writing lookup services so that developers can quickly…

                            11 votes
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                              6 comments  ·  general  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              a central metadata repository is a big project that folks in uwit have been talking about. we’ll look for some smaller bits that we could do within the web services to provide some value in the meantime

                            • Searches don't work in R25?

                              Nearly all of the possible ways to search or filter the data returned by the r25 web service don't seem to work.
                              For example, example 6 from http://knowledge25.collegenet.com/display/WSW/spaces.xml
                              would be:
                              http://r25web.admin.washington.edu/r25ws/servlet/wrd/run/spaces.xml?range_start=N&range_end=P

                              But all I get back is "The custom error module does not recognize this error."

                              4 votes
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                              • Provide web service access to OWLS data

                                Provide a web service that allows access to the UW Online Work/Leave System (OWLS) data for employee schedules and available leave time.
                                Currently OWLS is a read only web interface for UW employees, forcing departments to implement their own systems for employees to request and get approval for leave time. This means that departments either have a cumbersome wasteful paper based system, or they implement a web based system where the schedule for every employee must be manually added into the system.

                                9 votes
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                                • move towards a XML schema first design for the data that is being exchanged through the services

                                  Schema based design helps communicate service contracts much better. It also helps some technologies like Java to build clients from the schema.
                                  Schema first design is also handy in finding out changes between versions.

                                  4 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  general  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Provide Course Material Lists via API

                                    It would be useful to have an API which exposes the required / optional material lists for courses. The basics would be books titles, isbn, and if they are required or not. Currently this information is not available at all through the UW, and must be retrieved from the U Bookstore (which is an independent entity).

                                    10 votes
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                                    • SWS should provide past quarter registration search by section

                                      currently SWS only allow registration searches *by section* for the current quarter. we had to implement this feature in this manner due to performance issues however we can work in fixing this problem if there is enough demand on campus for this

                                      47 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  sws  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        • 14 votes
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