SWS Section Status by Course

We released a new build of SWS last week which adds a new resource, Sec­tion Sta­tus by Course. You can now get Add Code Require­ments, Space Avail­able, Sec­tion Sta­tus (open/closed), and more for all of the sec­tions in a given course.

Sin­gle sec­tion:

All sec­tions in a given course:

This resource requires a sep­a­rate autho­riza­tion from the Office of the Reg­is­trar. Write to sws-support to request access.

Last week’s deploy­ment also included enhance­ments to the Degree Audit resources and numer­ous bug fixes. See Pro­duc­tion Release Log for more details.

SWS Section Updates

Updated today, blog­ging today!

We released an update to Stu­dent Web Ser­vice this morn­ing.  It fixes sev­eral bugs and adds attrib­utes to the Sec­tion resource, includ­ing Final Exam infor­ma­tion, Sec­tion Start and End dates, Insti­tute Name, and Stu­dent Credit Hours.

SWS adds Degree Audit and Enhances Section Search

An update to the SWS web ser­vice was released on Sep­tem­ber 10th, 2012. New v5 resources have been added to allow MyPlan and other clients to request degree audits on behalf of stu­dents.  It includes updates to the sec­tion resource to now dis­play the new fields ‘insti­tute name’ and ‘joint sec­tions’. Course search was mod­i­fied to have an option to exclude courses that have no sec­tions offered. The ‘search with no quar­ter’ option in sec­tion search was updated so that it can now fil­ter based on the delete flag field in order to show active, with­drawn or sus­pended sec­tions. Numer­ous other bug fixes have also been incor­po­rated into this release.

More infor­ma­tion is avail­able on the SWS client wiki.


Space Web Service 1.0 has been released

The prod­uct of a joint project between UWIT and OPB, this new REST Space Web Ser­vice pro­vides near real-time, author­i­ta­tive data about Uni­ver­sity facil­i­ties and rooms. The data are cur­rently sourced from the Space Inven­tory Man­age­ment Sys­tem (SIMS) and the stan­dard UW Busi­ness Web Ser­vice for­mats are avail­able (XML, JSONXHTML).

Please see the online doc­u­men­ta­tion for infor­ma­tion about the API, sup­port pol­icy, and how to get access.

Think about the mash­able pos­si­bil­i­ties with facil­ity cen­ter point, room capac­ity, room square feet, and more!

FWS has been Updated!

Way back in early April we released an update to the Finan­cial Web Ser­vice and I vol­un­teered to blog about it. Sev­eral reminders later, head hang­ing in shame, I’m finally get­ting it done.

We made some excit­ing addi­tions to the web ser­vice. There are new resources for Bien­nium and Bien­nium Search. You can search for bien­ni­ums (that’s cor­rect, btw, I looked it up, so there) or call biennium/current, biennium/next, or biennium/previous to get the cur­rent, next, or pre­vi­ous biennium.

There are new resources for the Account based infor­ma­tion in FIN:

  1. Fund
  2. Fund Search
  3. Gen­eral Ledger Account
  4. Gen­eral Ledger Account Search
  5. Rev­enue
  6. Rev­enue Search
  7. Expen­di­ture
  8. Expen­di­ture Search
  9. Account Search (which returns links to Fund, Gen­eral Ledger Account, Rev­enue, and Expen­di­ture resources)

The new resources are all avail­able in xml, json, or xhtml.

We also did a few bug fixes and some more of the enhance­ments that you requested. For instance, we increased the max­i­mum size of a search result set from 200 to 500.

Since the changes were all addi­tions rather than mod­i­fi­ca­tions of exist­ing ele­ments, we kept the major ver­sion at v1.

Next time I pledge to blog sooner!

UW Web Login support available for Business Web Services

You can now be autho­rized to use your UW NetID and pass­word to login to UW Busi­ness Web Ser­vices that have enabled this fea­ture. So far, the only ser­vice to offer this fea­ture is the Stu­dent Web Ser­vice (also requires Entrust Token for two-factor secu­rity), but it can be enabled for the other ser­vices such as PWS, FWS, or HRP if there is inter­est. This Web Login sup­port will be enabled for the forth­com­ing SpaceWS service.

Web Login sup­port is par­tic­u­larly help­ful for devel­op­ers who want to browse the ser­vice with­out an X509 cer­tifi­cate installed in their browser. X509 cer­tifi­cates are still required for pro­gram­matic access.

Additions to Section search, Term and Section resources in SWS

A new SWS release last month has added an addi­tional search capa­bil­ity to the Sec­tion and a cou­ple of new attrib­utes to the Term and Sec­tion resources. Sec­tion search now sup­ports requests with­out the quar­ter para­me­ter and returns a list of all the sec­tions that a course has been offered. TimeSched­ulePub­lished and TimeSched­uleLink­Ab­bre­vi­a­tion have been addeded to the Term and Sec­tion resources respec­tively. More infor­ma­tion is avail­able on the SWS client wiki.

New PUT Capability in FWS

FWS has been updated to enable PUT’s on the ven­dor resource. The pri­mary dri­ver for this effort is the Sup­plier Reg­is­tra­tion Form (SuRF) Phase II project. When a new ven­dor reg­is­ters, SuRF talks to PAS through FWS in real time and per­sists the data in PAS. This is a big mile­stone as it is the first intro­duc­tion of PUT capa­bil­ity in FWS.