- Bloomberg Terminals
- Enterprise Miner
- Lexis Nexis
Q: Are there any Hayden Library resources for business students?
A: Yes. Hayden Library subscribes to additional database resources that may not be listed here. You can find them at http://libguides.asu.edu/business or by contacting the subject librarians Lydia Lafaro (Accounting, Finance, Global Leadership, Management, Real Estate, Supply Chain Management) or Jenny Mueller-Alexander (Agribusiness, Economics, Health Management, Information Systems, Marketing, Technology Entrepreneurship).
Q: Who can have these software packages installed?
A: Each package is covered under a different license. In general, these software packages are available for faculty and staff use. In addition, some can be installed on W. P. Carey School of Business systems being used on site by PhD students.
Q: Can I install a particular package on my personal computer at home?
A: The W. P. Carey School of Business buys network licenses that are generally not eligible for individual/home installation. However, some of the software packages can be licensed by faculty individually.
Q: Who do I talk to if I have more questions?
A: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Where are the Bloomberg Terminals? Can I access them? When?
A: There are Bloomberg Terminals in the Finance department, the 5th Floor of BAC in room 543. They can be accessed between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday – Friday by W.P. Carey School of Business faculty and PHD students. Log into the terminal with you ASURITE id and password. Double click on the Bloomberg icon on the desktop and follow the on screen instructions to set up a Bloomberg id & passwords.
Q: How can I access Compustat data?
A: Compustat data can be accessed through the Wharton Research Data Service (WRDS). You can apply for a WRDS account here: https://wrds-web.wharton.upenn.edu/wrds/?register=1
Q: When is Compustat data updated?
A: The Compustat tape data is released annually each July.
Q: How can I access CRSP data?
A: CRSP data is available via WRDS. You can apply for a WRDS account here: https://wrds-web.wharton.upenn.edu/wrds/?register=1
Q: When is CRSP data updated?
A: CRSP data is released and updated annually.
Q: How do I access Datastream?
A: Datastream can be accessed using the DSWindows application or through the Datastream Excel add in.
Q: I can't log into DSWindows. What is wrong?
A: The W. P. Carey School of Business Datastream account is limited to two users. If someone is currently using Datastream, DSWindows will display a notice when you log in and deny access.
Q: I submitted a request through the Datastream Excel add in and it is just sitting there. What is wrong?
A: The W. P. Carey School of Business Datastream account is limited to one user. If someone is currently using Datastream, the DSDDE server used by the Excel add in will not be able to log in.
Q: Can I access Datastream from home?
A: Datastream performs IP verification. Therefore, only users connecting from ASU will be recognized. Therefore, anyone attempting to use Datastream from a non-ASU address will be denied access even if they have the proper log in information.
Q: How do I run Enterprise Miner?
A: Eneterprise Miner is integrated into the network version of SAS installed on faculty computers. To run Enterprice Miner, start SAS, click on the Solutionsˆ Analysisˆ Enterprise Miner. Enterprise Miner will then load within SAS. Since the SAS menus and toolbars change depending on which window is currently active, the menus will change to display options specific to Enterprise Miner.
Q: Is there any documentation for it?
A: Yes. The documentation for Enterprise Miner can be accessed through the Help menu when Enterprise Miner is the currently selected window. The "EM Reference" option in the Help menu contains the command reference for Enterprise Miner. For information on the Enterprise Miner interface, click on the "Getting Started with Enterprise Miner Software" option on the Help menu. This will open a help window. Click on the web link in the main window to start the web based SAS tutorial on using Enterprise Miner.
Q: How do I run Eventus?
A: Eventus is an add in to SAS that extends the SAS language. Eventus is preinstalled in the network version of SAS installed on faculty computers.
Q: I tried to use Eventus with the network version of SAS but the log says SAS could not find the CRSP files. What is wrong?
A: Eventus requires that the CRSP environment variables be set in Windows and that the N: drive be mapped. Contact email@example.com
Q: Is Eventus available on the ASU mainframes?
A: No. The Eventus license only covers the W. P. Carey School of Business network installation of SAS.
Q: Where can I get documentation for Eventus?
A: The Eventus manual is available from www.eventstudy.com in PDF format.
Q: How do I access Lexis Nexis?
A: Lexis data can be accessed through the Lexis Academic Universe website at http://web.lexis-nexis.com/universe
Q: How do I get the most robust results in Lexis Nexis?
A: At the top of the Lexis Nexis search screen, click on "Search by Subject or Topic" and then click "All News". Now when you select "Advanced Options" you will see options for Wire Services and additional newspaper sources.
Q: Can I use Lexis Academic Universe at home?
A: Lexis Academic Universe is IP verified. Therefore, to access the Lexis Academic Universe website from home, you will need to run ASU's Cisco VPN service.
Q: How do I run SAS?
A: SAS is deployed in the W. P. Carey School of Business from the school's network. Faculty members can have a network version of SAS installed on their office computers by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: SAS wont recognize my SAS datasets. What is wrong?
A: The SAS files created on the ASU Unix mainframe systems is not compatible with the Windows version of SAS and vice versa. To copy SAS datasets across these platforms, it is necessary to first import the datasets into SAS transport file format. Then the transport file is copied to the new system and the SAS dataset is extracted from the transport file. For more details on using SAS transport files including example code, visit http://wpcarey.asu.edu/technology/extra/xport.cfm
Q: I have data in a text file that contains a large number of variables. Is there any alternative to writing a lengthy INPUT statement?
A: SAS can read Excel 4 worksheets (but not Excel workbooks). It is often easier to simply import a text file into Excel, save the data as an Excel 4 worksheet, and then go into SAS and use the Import Data option under the File menu.
Q: When I start SAS, its just displays a small grey dialog box saying there was a "-MSG Error". What is wrong?
A: The network version of SAS cannot find the server component on the W. P. Carey School of Business network. Start Windows Explorer and look for the S: drive. If it is not listed, try rebooting your system. If the problem persists, the W. P. Carey School of Business network may be experiencing problems. If the S: drive appears and the error still occurs after rebooting, your SAS installation has become corrupted. Contact email@example.com to have it reinstalled.
Q: Can I run SAS at home?
A: The network version of SAS is run from the W. P. Carey School of Business network in order to function. However, faculty members may purchase a stand alone SAS license from the Computer Store on the first floor of the Computing Commons that can be installed on home systems. In addition, SAS can be accessed from within Citrix.
Q: When I try to access SAS Help, it takes a very long time to open or doesnt work at all. What should I do?
A: If you encounter an error while trying to open SAS help on a stand alone installation, the problem may be related to a recent Microsoft hotfix. In order to correct the problem, SAS fix 82BB12 must be applied. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: When I try to access SAS in Citrix, the top of the web browser changes but nothing happens. What is wrong?
A: The Citrix server has reach its maximum load and has refused the connect. You should wait a little while and try connecting again.
Q: Who can use SDC and how do I get access?
A: SDC is available for our research users. For more information, contact email@example.com
Q: Is there any documention available for SDC?
A: Yes. A user manual is available in PDF format. It can be accessed from SDC's help menu.
Q: I tried to connect to SDC but nothing happened. What is wrong?
A: SDC has a simultaneous user limit. When the limit is reach, additional connections are refused. If this occurs, the status lights on the bottom right corner of the application window will stop blinking and turn green.
Q: How do I run SPSS?
A: SPSS is deployed in the W. P. Carey School of Business from the school's network. Faculty members can have a network version of SPSS installed on their office computers by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: How do I get CRSP or Compustat data into SPSS?
A: To import Compustat data into SPSS, the data should be extracted and saved into a text file and then imported into SPSS.
Q: Can I run SPSS at home?
A: The network version of SPSS is run from the W. P. Carey School of Business network in order to function. However, faculty members may purchase a stand alone SPSS license from the Computer Store on the first floor of the Computing Commons that can be installed on home systems.