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EQuIS Data Processor
The EQuIS Data Processor, or EDP, sets the standard for simplicity in data quality management while supporting a host of features and capabilities that allow users the utmost in data checking flexibility. Data is checked and submitted into the EQuIS database via EDP using an Electronic Data Deliverable (EDD)—an electronic tabular format for sharing, manipulating and using data. EDP can be used via desktop or web user interfaces.
There are two primary desktop modes for using EDP.
EDP Standalone – Data providers (such as laboratories or field staff) check EDDs prior to submitting those EDDs to their client. EDP standalone is not connected to an EQuIS database.
Professional EDP – EQuIS power users check EDDs for data quality and then load the data into the EQuIS database. Professional EDP is linked directly to the EQuIS database.
Both EDP Standalone and Professional EDP enable the user to check EDDs for formatting, valid values and logic before being accepted into EQuIS. Problematic EDDs are rejected and flagged for specific errors. EDD tables with errors are denoted in red, and individual fields within the EDD tables that have errors are highlighted with different colors, which signify the error type and facilitates correcting errors.
There is a separate web mode for EDP that uses the Enterprise Workflow Service and is described in the Enterprise chapter.
Enterprise EDP – Performs all the same checks as other EDP modes, but the entire process may be automated. The purpose of Enterprise EDP is for the automated workflow to receive (via FTP, email, or web) and process EDDs. Acceptance and/or rejection notifications are automatically sent. Enterprise EDP expects incoming EDDs to be compressed (zipped) files containing the EDD data files and the data submitter's user certificate (*.usr).
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