Access Keys:
Skip to content (Access Key - 0)

How to Run the TIP Management Report

On this page:

About the TIP Management Report

This report helps School and Department TIP (Textbook Information Privisioning) liaisons monitor textbook submissions for a specified term. Its detail and summary reports help you determine:

  • Which subjects do not yet have textbook submissions.
  • Which subjects could have submissions.

Before You Begin

In order to run this report, you must:


1) Have Data Warehouse Access

If you do not yet have access to the Data Warehouse, you can request it online.
(Allow one full working day beyond the date of your request for your access to be activated.)

If you already have access, but have forgotten your Data Warehouse password, you can reset it online.


2) Install BrioQuery

Windows XP or Vista

  1. Install the Oracle 9i Client Core
  2. Install BrioQuery

Windows 7

  1. Install the Oracle 11gR2 Client for Windows (be sure to choose the 32-bit version)
  2. Install BrioQuery

Macintosh

BrioQuery is not available for Macintosh, and so mac users must run it via Citrix instead. You will need to:

  1. Activate your Citrix account
  2. Install the Citrix Receiver client software

You can find instructions for all of these steps at:
Citrix Receiver for Macintosh Installation and First Launch.


3) Download the Report Template

  1. Right-click on the TIP Management report template download link (Note: on a mac, ctrl-click instead of right-clicking.)
  2. Choose the option to download the file. Depending on your browser, the option may be called "save target as", "download linked file as", or "save link as".

The report can also be found in the Data Warehouse list of reports.

Result: the file Tip_report.bqy is downloaded.


4) Load the Report Template

On Windows

  1. Launch BrioQuery: Go to Start > Programs > BrioQuery 6 Client > BrioQuery 6.6
    Start Menu



Result: The Welcome to Brio Intelligence window is displayed

  1. If Tip_report.bqy is listed in the "Open Existing Document" section, select it. If not, click on the Browse button under "Open Existing Document", navigate to where you saved the report template, and select it.
    Note: There are two Browse buttons on the screen. Choose the lower one, under "Open Existing Document"


  2. Click OK

On a Macintosh

  1. Go to https://citrixapps.mit.edu/ and log in with your kerberos username and password.
    Result: The Windows Server 2003 login window is displayed
    Login screen

  2. Click on the BrioQuery icon
    Note: be sure to single-click, not double-click.
    Result: The Citrix Viewer application launches, and the Welcome to Brio Intelligence window is displayed.


    Note: It may take a few moments for the application to launch. Please be patient.
  3. If Tip_report.bqy is listed in the "Open Existing Document" section, select it and click OK. (Then skip the next steps.)
  4. Otherwise, click on the Browse button under "Open Existing Document".
    Note: There are two Browse buttons on the screen. Choose the lower one, under "Open Existing Document"


  5. In the left-hand pane, go to Computer, then choose the last entry beginning with Local Disk (C: on your-computer-name) to go to your mac's hard drive.
    Note: There are two options that begin with "Local disk*. Be sure to choose the last one in the list, "Local Disk (C: on your-computer-name)", not the first one "Local Disk (C: ).
    Result: A message displays, "How do you want to access files on the mapped drive "/Users/your-account-name/ (C: )"?"
    Open

  6. Click Read & Write
    Note: If you don't need to save the results of your report, you may choose Read Only instead.


  7. Navigate to the location where you saved the report template. (Typically the Downloads folder.)


  8. Select the Tip_report.bqy file and click OK


5) Enter Your Report Criteria

  1. Click the Process button.


  2. Enter your data warehouse username and password, and click OK.
    (If you have forgotten your Data Warehouse password, you can reset it online.)
    Result: The Limit Term Code dialog is displayed.


  3. Select the term code for the desired term and click OK.
    Note: Terms may be labeled differently than you are used to. For the 2011-2012 academic year all terms will begin with 2012; 2012FA (Fall), 2012JA (IAP) and 2012SP (Spring).
    Note: If you do not see a list of term codes, click on the Show Values button.


  4. Select the School you are reporting on, and click OK.
    Note: To select multiple schools, hold down the ctrl key and select the schools you are interested in.


  5. Select the Department you are reporting on, and click OK.
    Note: To select multiple departments, hold down the ctrl key and select the departments you are interested in.


    Result: When the query finishes, it will bring up the raw results page and should look similar to this:


    Note: The time it takes for the query to run depends on how many schools and department are selected.


Viewing the Report

Now that you've run the report, you can select how you'd like to view the information. The TIP report includes several different report views.

To select your report view:

  1. Go to the Section pane on the left side of the BrioQuery window.
  2. Select the report view you'd like to see.


The report views are:

  • Report by Submitted, Faculty, Subject
    This view shows you which subjects do and don't have textbook information submitted. It's sorted first by submission status, then by faculty member, then by subject number.

  • Report by Submitted, Subject, Faculty
    This view shows you which subjects do and don't have textbook information submitted. It's sorted first by submission status, then by subject number, then by faculty member.

  • Unsubmitted by Faculty, Subject
    This view shows you only those subjects that don't have textbook information submitted. It's sorted first by faculty member, then by subject number.

  • Unsubmitted by Subject, Faculty
    This view shows you only those subjects that don't have textbook information submitted. It's sorted first by faculty member, then by subject number.

  • Pivot by...
    These report views show you statistics on how many subjects do and don't have textbook information submitted. You can select a pivot report by department or school.

Note: The Data Warehouse staff occasionally updates report templates to add new features, so this list is subject to change.


How to Export the Report

You can export this report in many formats, including Excel and PDF.

Windows

  1. Go to File > Export > Section
  2. Select the desired format from the Save As Type pull-down menu.
  3. Navigate to the location where you'd like to save the exported report.
  4. Click Save

Mac

Here's how to export your report:

  1. Go to File > Export > Section
  2. Select the desired format from the Save As Type pull-down menu.
  3. Navigate to the location where you'd like to save the exported report.
    Note: Be sure to choose a location on your local machine. Since you're working on Citrix, your local hard drive is under "Local Disk (C: on your-computer-name)". (Not to be confused with "Local Disk (C: )".) For example, if you want to save the file on your mac's desktop, you should navigate to Local Disk (C: on your-computer-name) > Desktop.
  4. Click Save
  5. If you are asked to allow write access, choose Allow.


How to Print the Report

  1. Go to File > Print
  2. Select your printer from the list
  3. Click OK


Getting Help

If you need assistance using BrioQuery or Citrix, or with running the report, please contact the IS&T Help Desk's educational systems specialists at helpdesk-edsys@mit.edu.

If you have any questions about the content of the report, please contact your TIP liaison. If you are your department's liaison, please contact helpdesk-edsys@mit.edu.

IS&T Contributions

Documentation and information provided by IS&T staff members


Last Modified:

May 03, 2016

Get Help

Request help
from the Help Desk
Report a security incident
to the Security Team
Labels:
c-brioquery c-brioquery Delete
Enter labels to add to this page:
Please wait 
Looking for a label? Just start typing.
Feedback
This product/service is:
Easy to use
Average
Difficult to use

This article is:
Helpful
Inaccurate
Obsolete
Adaptavist Theme Builder (4.2.3) Powered by Atlassian Confluence 3.5.13, the Enterprise Wiki