NO. 45 DATE 04/18/01
by Ned Habich, User Representative
National Science and Technology Center (ST-140)
The Inventory Data System (IDS) is the Bureau of Land Managements database for storing, analyzing, and displaying inventory data collected using the Soil Vegetation Inventory Method (SVIM) and Ecological Site Inventory (ESI).
IDS itself consists of three databases:
The IDS data is now available to users with prebuilt Brio.insight (BrioQuery) for viewing across the intranet. BrioQuery allows the user to analyze IDS data online through simple queries without the complexities of Structured Query Language (SQL).
To access a BrioQuery report that is already posted online, you must first start your web browser, then enter the Inventory Data System intranet address in your web browser:
When the Brio technology OnDemand server appears, click on new
log on button in the upper right hand corner.
Log on to the Brio OnDemand Server by entering (in lower case):
First time users will be prompted to down load a plug-in that will allow your computer to read the Brio Insight reports.
When the download is complete, the server will log on with the Brio Reports Box. Click on the Adm_services folder. Two reports will appear; Ids sites and Other sites. Inventories in the Ids sites report have vegetation data. Most of the inventories in the Other sites report do not have vegetation data.
Accessing Data for a Specific Inventory
To access data for a specific inventory, click on the appropriate report: Ids sites or Other sites. After a few seconds, the Site Query will appear. In the white area, in the lower right portion of the screen, an Idplt scroll box will appear with an equal sign (=) next to the Inv. code. Double click on the Inv. An Inv limit box will open with the cursor blinking in the middle of the box. The current queries are defaulted to BAK1 for Ids sites and AZS2 for Other sites. To change inventories, enter the inventory code you want. This application is case sensitive, so be sure to use CAPS. Click on the okay button and the Idplt scroll box will reappear.
To see results for this query, click on the Process button on the standard tool bar. After several minutes (longer depending on the size of the inventory), a table (referred to as results) will appear, with most of the data for the inventory. Most of the reports are based on this query. A series of standard reports have been developed depending on the information needed. The list of reports is on the left-hand side of the screen below the box with Sections X. Scroll down to the one you want and click once.
Some of the reports listed were derived from queries other than the Site Query. Besides the Site Query (SiQ), there are four other queries. They are found below the reports and are titled Allot Query (AlQ), Soil Query (SoQ), Species Query (SpQ), and Community Query (CoQ). Below each query are the result tables. In order to get results specific to your inventory, you will have to change the inventory code in each query similar to the procedure described previously for changes to the Site Query.
Description of Reports
No matter what changes are made to the standard queries, they will not be changed on the Intranet site. Therefore, if you wish to save your queries, be sure to save them to your hard drive. Since the intranet connection is quite frequently lost without warning, it is also a good idea to periodically save your work.
To print a copy of the report, from the standard tool bar, click on the Icon that looks like a printer (Print). Make your selections and click on OK.
Additional queries can be tailored to fit local needs. To find out about tailoring queries to fit your specific need or if you have questions about any of the current standard queries and reports, contact:
National Science and Technology Center, BLM
Denver Federal Center
P.O. Box 25047
Denver, CO 80225-0047
phone (303) 236-0166
fax (303) 236-3508
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