DataStream Advance is Coming!

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Ford Library will be replacing our old DSWindows DataStream software with an updated version of the same tool called DataStream Advance.

Advance offers numerous improvements over DSWindows DataStream:

  • a better search tool for locating mnemonics and data
  • better and easier to use Help and data definition files
  • mnemonics are pulled dynamically from Datastream’s remote servers (no more manual code updates!)
  • search output can go directly to Excel instead of CSV files
  • search output is configured for user’s personal network drive (no more USB drives needed!)

DataStream Advance is already installed on the 3 workstations nearest the printers in the Library Database Room, and is ready for users to try out.

The Advance user interface is quite different from the old DSWindows interface, and we strongly recommend that users take a look at Advance’s built-in tutorials. NYU has also created an excellent tutorial for Advance.

DSWindows will remain available until January 31st after which time we’ll remove it from all workstations in the Database Room.

Please let us know if you have questions, or need help with DataStream Advance.

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