• Share
  • Email
  • Embed
  • Like
  • Save
  • Private Content
ACL Bootcamp Exercise 6: Skills Review
 

ACL Bootcamp Exercise 6: Skills Review

on

  • 760 views

 

Statistics

Views

Total Views
760
Views on SlideShare
760
Embed Views
0

Actions

Likes
0
Downloads
32
Comments
0

0 Embeds 0

No embeds

Accessibility

Categories

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Adobe PDF

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

    ACL Bootcamp Exercise 6: Skills Review ACL Bootcamp Exercise 6: Skills Review Presentation Transcript

    • EXERCISE 6:Bootcamp Skills Copyright © 2011 ACL Services Ltd. Review
    • ACL Services Ltd. Copyright © 2011 ACL Services Ltd. 2 YOUR COACH Shane Grimm  20 years of experience with ACL  ACL Certified Data Analyst @shanegrimm  ACL Certified Trainer  Experienced coach of 1000’s of ACL users #aclbootcamp
    • ACL Services Ltd. Copyright © 2012 ACL Services Ltd. 3 Getting Back in Shape ACL Bootcamp is a monthly webinar series designed to help ACL users of all levels learn new skills #aclbootcamp *Poll Question # 1
    • ACL Services Ltd. Copyright © 2011 ACL Services Ltd. 4 GUEST SPEAKER Tanja Klagge BA, ACDA, CRISC  Senior Implementation Consultant with ACL  From 2001 to 2006, Technical Support Representative  Over ten years with ACL products  Four years of data analysis experience with multi-national corporations in Europe and North America  Fluent in both English and German
    • ACL Services Ltd. Copyright © 2012 ACL Services Ltd. 5 Introduction ACL Bootcamp started September 29 and we have had 5 different “Exercises” since the launch Keep practicing! Today’s workout is a review of all 5 Exercises *Poll Question # 2
    • ACL Services Ltd. Copyright © 2012 ACL Services Ltd. 6 Previous Bootcamp Exercises http://www.acl.com/bootcamp
    • ACL Services Ltd. Copyright © 2011 ACL Services Ltd. 7 Previous Bootcamp Exercises Script n’ Stretch High Impact Data Access Computed Fields Power Lifting Analysis Drills Cross Training Report Files *Poll Question # 3
    • ACL Services Ltd. Copyright © 2011 ACL Services Ltd. 8 Previous Bootcamp Exercises Script n’ Stretch High Impact Data Access Computed Fields Power Lifting Analysis Drills Cross Training Report Files Data Access Power Lifting Computed Fields High Impact Script n’ Stretch Drills Report Files Cross Training Analysis
    • ACL Services Ltd. Copyright © 2011 ACL Services Ltd. 9
    • ACL Services Ltd. Copyright © 2011 ACL Services Ltd. 10 Powerhouse of Data Retrieval ACL Desktop provides access to data, such as: – Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access – dBase – Flat files – Report files (print-image) – Delimited files – XML – Various sources through ODBC ACL AuditExchange extends this power to connect with: – DB2 – SQL Server – Oracle
    • ACL Services Ltd. Copyright © 2011 ACL Services Ltd. 11 Hauling in Excel Files Three steps: 1. Open file in Excel and review 2. Define file in ACL Desktop 3. Review and validate
    • ACL Services Ltd. Copyright © 2011 ACL Services Ltd. 12
    • ACL Services Ltd. Copyright © 2011 ACL Services Ltd. 13 Why Bother With Report Files?  Direct access is best, not report files!  Sometimes difficult to get direct access  Report files are everywhere!  Setup a text printer if your system does allows you to print but not save a report
    • ACL Services Ltd. Copyright © 2011 ACL Services Ltd. 14 Before You Import- Know Your File 1. Review file outside of ACL (Notepad, WordPad, etc.) 2. Identify detail 3. Identify headers/footers
    • ACL Services Ltd. Copyright © 2011 ACL Services Ltd. 15 Simple Report with Heading
    • ACL Services Ltd. Copyright © 2011 ACL Services Ltd. 16 Simple Report with Heading
    • ACL Services Ltd. Copyright © 2011 ACL Services Ltd. 17 Let’s see a Demo
    • ACL Services Ltd. Copyright © 2011 ACL Services Ltd. 18
    • ACL Services Ltd. Copyright © 2011 ACL Services Ltd. 19 What are Computed Fields?  An expression  A calculation  A virtual field  Original data unchanged
    • ACL Services Ltd. Copyright © 2011 ACL Services Ltd. 20 Creating Computed Fields 1. Edit Table Layout -> Add New Expression 2. Provide a name • Best practice: Prefix name with a C_ 3. Use the Expression Builder • Build and verify your Expressions
    • ACL Services Ltd. Copyright © 2011 ACL Services Ltd. 21 Clean Your Data  ALLTRIM(First) + " " + ALLTRIM(Last)  Other useful functions » ALLTRIM() » INCLUDE() » EXCLUDE() » UPPER() » REPLACE() » ZONED() » SUBSTRING() » SPLIT()
    • ACL Services Ltd. Copyright © 2011 ACL Services Ltd. 22
    • ACL Services Ltd. Copyright © 2011 ACL Services Ltd. 23 Combining tables in ACL: available tools Join tables Relate tables Extract Append Merge
    • ACL Services Ltd. Copyright © 2011 ACL Services Ltd. 24 What tool to use to combine tables  Combine monthly tables together into one master Extract Append table for the year or Merge  Gather additional information from a separate Relate tables table to add more meaning to the current table  Look at two tables and find what records don’t Join tables exist in both  Look at two tables and filter the records that do Join tables exist in both  Look at two tables and compare to find the Join tables differences?
    • ACL Services Ltd. Copyright © 2011 ACL Services Ltd. 25 What is needed to join or relate two tables?  Both tables defined in the same ACL Project  A common piece of information in both tables that you can use to combine (a key field) Note: ACL Desktop 9.2 removes the requirement for key fields to have the same width or data type
    • ACL Services Ltd. Copyright © 2011 ACL Services Ltd. 26 Summary  Planning – sketch out steps beforehand  Used Join to find differences between two files (Payroll and Work Departments)  Used Join’s Unmatched option  ACL’s Join command can combine files in a number of different ways.  Used Relate to bring in useful information to complement my data (Employee name)
    • ACL Services Ltd. Copyright © 2011 ACL Services Ltd. 27 Let’s see a Demo
    • ACL Services Ltd. Copyright © 2011 ACL Services Ltd. 28
    • ACL Services Ltd. Copyright © 2011 ACL Services Ltd. 29 Script and Stretch  Scripting in ACL does not have to be complex  Start small and build your skills  Identify areas to capture some “quick wins”  Think of scripts anytime you need to re-perform the same task
    • ACL Services Ltd. Copyright © 2011 ACL Services Ltd. 30 More than one way to “Script n’ Stretch”  Multiple ways to create simple scripts  Depending on your skill set – Copy and Paste from the ACL Command Log – Create script from Table History – Utilize the script recorder – Manually write script into editor
    • ACL Services Ltd. Copyright © 2011 ACL Services Ltd. 31 Let’s see a Demo
    • ACL Services Ltd. Copyright © 2011 ACL Services Ltd. 32 Q&A
    • ACL Services Ltd. Copyright © 2011 ACL Services Ltd. 33 Additional Resources  ACL Support Center  Online Learning for Premium Supported Customers  ACL Technical Support  ACL Training
    • ACL Services Ltd. Copyright © 2011 ACL Services Ltd. 34 Additional Resources ACL Consulting  Team of subject matter experts and technical consultants with access to thousands of analytic tests  Implementation methodology supports both onsite and remote solution development  Expertise across a variety of industries
    • Next ACL Bootcamp:Thursday, April 26 11am Pacific TimeExercise 7: Raising the Bar withVariable SubstitutionRegister at acl.com/bootcamp