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The following are terms you should know before selecting a course of study.

Reports format a collection of data pulled from a DataBlock. Once a report is written, the Report Viewer can then print the report, export it to a CSV (comma-separated value) file and view it in excel, or email the report.

DataBlocks are queries of Banner, ODS and EDW data. DataBlock Designers should have knowledge of queries and database structure.


Custom Training Sessions


To schedule this class contact QDUG administration

Description:This year I have decided to do Argos Training a little differently, instead of having a generalized training session open to everyone. I would like to offer customized training sessions for specific offices. The new customized sessions will include the analyst over that area put together a short presentation about the views, tables, etc.. in the target area to explain to the users where their data is and what is available. Then users will go through a step by step example of creating a datablock or report to show them the Argos tool and how it applies to their data. To schedule a customized training for your office please contact QDUG administration and we will setup a time and place for your sessions.

    Other Argos Training Sessions Offered



  • Open Lab

    November 2014 - December 2015
    Every Friday
    2:00PM - 4:00PM
    CHEK 100 (Training Room)

    Description: Held every Friday, this class will allow you to get one-on-one attention while you are working on Argos reports or DataBlocks. Bring your reports and DataBlocks and get assistance. There is no need to register for this session. Just show-up.

    Contact QDUG administration for more information.

  • Navigating Argos Reports

    To schedule this class contact The Office of Institutional Research

    Description:A brief overview will be provided concerning logging in to Argos, the types of reports available for use and definition of terms including Quickview, Banded and CSV Export. Click here to be redirected to the Office of Institutional Research.

    Contact Institutional Research for more information.



  • Navigating Argos Cubes

    To schedule this class contact The Office of Institutional Research

    Description:OLAP cubes are a powerful way to summarize data in a variety of ways including the ability to apply filters, cross tabulate, drill-down capabilities, and adding functions.

    Click here to be redirected to the Office of Institutional Research.

    Contact Institutional Research for more information.

  • Argos Charts

    To schedule this class contact QDUG administration

    Description: This class introduces, the visual aid, charts in Argos DataBlocks. These charts can be incorporated into standard reports or dashboards.

    Prerequisites: Beginning Report Writing, Beginning DataBlock Design, Advanced Report Writing, Advanced DataBlock Design, and SQL for Argos.

    Contact QDUG administration to schedule your customized training or for more information.
  • Argos OLAP Cube Creation

    To schedule this class contact QDUG administration

    Description: This class introduces the student to the concepts of OLAP (On-Line Analytic Processing) and how to use the concepts in Argos DataBlocks and reports. These OLAP cubes can be incorporated into standard reports or dashboards.

    Prerequisites: Beginning Report Writing, Beginning DataBlock Design, Advanced Report Writing, Advanced DataBlock Design, and SQL for Argos.

    Contact QDUG administration to schedule your customized training or for more information.

  • Argos Dashboard Design

    To schedule this class contact QDUG administration

    Description: This class introduces advanced techniques in Argos Dashboard Design through a series of exercises. During this session DataBlock Designers will learn how to construct a dashboard using concepts of the OLAP Cube and Argos Charts. Prerequisites: Beginning Report Writing, Beginning DataBlock Design, Advanced Report Writing, Advanced DataBlock Design, and SQL for Argos.

    Contact QDUG administration to schedule your customized training or for more information.

  • Argos Letter Generation

    To schedule this class contact QDUG administration

    Description: This class introduces the student to the concepts of letter generation using argos datablocks and reports. Students will learn how to utilize queries to automatically generate letter using the argos banded report feature. Prerequisites: Beginning Report Writing, Beginning DataBlock Design, Advanced Report Writing, and Advanced DataBlock Design, SQL for Argos, Argos Charts, and Argos OLAP Cubes

    Contact QDUG administration to schedule your customized training or for more information.