The Lightbulb Went Off… Sort/Break/Summary (Totals)

This is one of those tricks in Query that typically comes around later on in the learning process. It’s an odd gray area of just a little too complex to effectively teach right away, but useful enough that it really can be a key time-saving and simplifying tactic of many projects. I was just fine…Read More

The Lightbulb Went Off! Rate Inquiry Looks up Configurations for You

This is something amazing to me – Rate Inquiry – I’ve known about it literally from day 1 learning about CU*BASE GOLD (I’m not kidding… day 1 training!) but I only just recently learned of a “trick” involving this feature that puts the whole thing in a shiny new light. So interesting, and it is…Read More

The Lightbulb Went Off – A Pie and a Bar

Have you ever really thought about what kind of chart to use when you’re graphing data? True Confession: I never did. I just went on instinct and blind luck until I began working and learning as a data analyst. Now, I definitely do realize how valuable visualizations are for communicating data. But I worry that…Read More

The Lightbulb Went Off…Add to Member & Y/N Conversions

I’ve recently been working on a hefty project that is stretching my skills with custom queries up to a new level, primarily with its requirements for very specific formatting and column rules. The part that became my lightbulb moment relates to hand-crafting Y/N (Yes/No) indicators on various pieces of information that do not already live in CU*BASE(r) data as Y/N. Quite a few were…Read More

The Lightbulb Went Off….Dates and LIBCRTAUT

This is a post theme I plan to repeat occasionally and I’m excited to kick it off here! The idea is to share big moments whenever I discover something that I feel is a breakthrough for me, or for a credit union I’m working with at the moment. I want to share these discoveries and strategies with everyone! Topics…Read More