By using this site, you agree to our updated Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Manage your Cookies Settings.
444,027 Members | 1,261 Online
Bytes IT Community
+ Ask a Question
Need help? Post your question and get tips & solutions from a community of 444,027 IT Pros & Developers. It's quick & easy.

we just need the data???

P: n/a
I just talked to some big shot analysis people.
They want the data....ok do you want the database, you already have
access don't you.
NO we want the data.
Tables?
NO we want the data.

What do these people want....am I missing something here?
Is there some type of export that they are looking for or ?

Dec 12 '07 #1
Share this Question
Share on Google+
5 Replies


P: n/a
On Dec 12, 8:43 am, sparks <jstal...@swbell.netwrote:
I just talked to some big shot analysis people.
They want the data....ok do you want the database, you already have
access don't you.
NO we want the data.
Tables?
NO we want the data.

What do these people want....am I missing something here?
Is there some type of export that they are looking for or ?
I think they are just ignorant. Tell them the data are the tables,
and give them the tables.

RL
Dec 12 '07 #2

P: n/a
sparks <js******@swbell.netwrote in
news:dp********************************@4ax.com:
I just talked to some big shot analysis people.
They want the data....ok do you want the database, you already have
access don't you.
NO we want the data.
Tables?
NO we want the data.

What do these people want....am I missing something here?
Is there some type of export that they are looking for or ?
I'd export everything to csv text files and send those to them, e-mail if
small, a cd or dvd if big.

Dec 12 '07 #3

P: n/a
DATA ??? ! ! Real --ANALYSTS-- don't NEED no stiNKin' DATA!
(Often said, jokingly, by a former boss of mine)

Seriously now...In a SUPER nice tone (of voice, or email with lots of
happy winky-eye emoticons), you might ask them to clarify if they
REALLY wish to have the "raw data" or a summary.

This often takes them off guard, and makes such folks reconsider just
what it is they are asking for...."the data"..."all of it???" hmmm,
that might be a lot?

If that works, then both sides can get down to the important business
of defining the objective / what to summarize, and you can actually
help them.

Sometimes folks just don't know, and don't want to say so, and merely
need to muck about with the raw data for a few days before they decide
they need some help reducing the data to some useful information they
can analyze. That's the tough-love route, and if they go that way
continue to be SUPER NICE and supportive in your efforts to help them,
if that is indeed your job.

Good luck

-- Bill McKirgan


Dec 12 '07 #4

P: n/a
On Wed, 12 Dec 2007 10:34:30 -0800 (PST), mckbill
<Bi***********@gmail.comwrote:

Well said! You obviously have personal experience ;-)

-Tom.
>DATA ??? ! ! Real --ANALYSTS-- don't NEED no stiNKin' DATA!
(Often said, jokingly, by a former boss of mine)

Seriously now...In a SUPER nice tone (of voice, or email with lots of
happy winky-eye emoticons), you might ask them to clarify if they
REALLY wish to have the "raw data" or a summary.

This often takes them off guard, and makes such folks reconsider just
what it is they are asking for...."the data"..."all of it???" hmmm,
that might be a lot?

If that works, then both sides can get down to the important business
of defining the objective / what to summarize, and you can actually
help them.

Sometimes folks just don't know, and don't want to say so, and merely
need to muck about with the raw data for a few days before they decide
they need some help reducing the data to some useful information they
can analyze. That's the tough-love route, and if they go that way
continue to be SUPER NICE and supportive in your efforts to help them,
if that is indeed your job.

Good luck

-- Bill McKirgan
Dec 13 '07 #5

P: n/a
HEY HEY this is getting better all the time.
We will just need the tables not all that other junk like forms and
queries and reports...we want the data
SO we removed everything but the tables from the database and sent
that.
NOW they can't view the data...HOW DO WE LOOK UP THE DATA
are these guys morons or what ROFL

read it in sas and look at that...its real easy

On Wed, 12 Dec 2007 21:06:41 -0700, Tom van Stiphout
<no*************@cox.netwrote:
>On Wed, 12 Dec 2007 10:34:30 -0800 (PST), mckbill
<Bi***********@gmail.comwrote:

Well said! You obviously have personal experience ;-)

-Tom.
>>DATA ??? ! ! Real --ANALYSTS-- don't NEED no stiNKin' DATA!
(Often said, jokingly, by a former boss of mine)

Seriously now...In a SUPER nice tone (of voice, or email with lots of
happy winky-eye emoticons), you might ask them to clarify if they
REALLY wish to have the "raw data" or a summary.

This often takes them off guard, and makes such folks reconsider just
what it is they are asking for...."the data"..."all of it???" hmmm,
that might be a lot?

If that works, then both sides can get down to the important business
of defining the objective / what to summarize, and you can actually
help them.

Sometimes folks just don't know, and don't want to say so, and merely
need to muck about with the raw data for a few days before they decide
they need some help reducing the data to some useful information they
can analyze. That's the tough-love route, and if they go that way
continue to be SUPER NICE and supportive in your efforts to help them,
if that is indeed your job.

Good luck

-- Bill McKirgan
Dec 13 '07 #6

This discussion thread is closed

Replies have been disabled for this discussion.