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I built a great data warehouse.

  • July 01 1999, 1:00am EDT


I built a great data warehouse. We provided training for everyone in the department who could use the data warehouse, but only a small percentage of my users actually write any queries. When they need information, they go to the one of two people in their department interested in writing queries. What should I do?


Sid Adelman's answer: As Mark Twain said, "Don't try to teach a pig to sing. You'll waste your time and annoy the pig." Don't expect all your users to write queries. Develop pre-written queries that the users can launch on their own. The most you can hope for is that those reluctant users will run those pre- written queries.

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