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Help Develop a Shared Schema to Prioritize EMu Enhancements

Developing a Shared Schema for all EMu Instances

As part of our EMu/Natural History Special Interest Group efforts (learn more about this below), we are excited to begin working towards determining a shared schema — a subset of data which can be used/shared across all institutions that use EMu. Once determined, the shared schema will be used to prioritize enhancements to EMu that will impact the majority of users.

To participate in this effort please follow the instructions below. You do not need to join the Special Interest Group to partake. No sensitive data will be shared in this process.

Create your schema file using the following instructions and this script. Once created, drop your schema .csv files in this shared google drive folder.

Log on to the EMu server as user emu.
Type the following command: mkdir work/schemas
Transfer this script to the EMu server and place it in the work/schemas directory. This may be done using (s)ftp or scp.
Change directory to work/schemas using the following command: cd work/schemas
Run the script for eparties using the following command: perl emucolumncount eparties
If you use the loans module run the following command: perl emucolumncount eloans
If you use the transactions module run the following command: perl emucolumncount etransactions
Each of these commands will create a .csv file which is name with your client acronym and the module name e.g. axiell-eparties.csv.
Retrieve the csv files from the work/schemas directory. This may be done using (s)ftp or scp. Drop the files into the shared google drive folder.

The Axiell Natural History Special Interest Group is now open to all EMu users!

To learn more about this and other initiatives regarding EMu, we invite users to consider joining our Special Interest Group. For years our Natural History Special Interest Group has met to discuss community needs, share challenges and solutions, and meet with key Axiell product managers to influence our development roadmaps. This group is now open to all EMu users!

The joint EMu and Natural History Special Interest Group will expand the impact of these meetings to all EMu users in a combined format that remains focused and productive. Meetings are held at Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific-friendly times. The development of a shared schema is just one exciting initiative among many that is emerging from the group.

To request an invite to the new joint special interest group, please email rielle.ullberg@axiell.com and indicate the customer institution to which you belong. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!

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