Thursday, October 18, 2007

I Have Cloned Myself!

As a result of my applying to take a course in the spring, a second entry has been created for me in the university database. There are now two of me! I now have two SystemIDs (SIDs)!

Hinting at our suboptimal database structures, despite the student-me having a separate SID from the faculty-me (which is not supposed to happen, and I need to call one of the many records offices tomorrow to have it fixed), my access to the advising system (that IBM tn3270 system) is broken. I can log in to the system; I can access some records; I can no longer make changes. When I try to execute a command it says "User ID not in table PERSON."

I may have to try harder to cause real database problems.