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How often is data updated in the backend of the reportable REST API

Marko Tomljenovic (31643105) | asked Oct 16 '17, 5:54 a.m.
edited Oct 17 '17, 3:16 a.m.


we are using the reportable REST API for fetching certain information from the server. E.g. we are using it for reading contributor information.


The reportable REST API runs against the data warehouse as I have read from some articles.
[EDIT: This assumption is wrong. Reportable API runs against live data but is used by DCC jobs to put live data into the data warehouse]

Where can I see how often the DH is updated? Where can it be configured (if at all)

PS. We are running 6.0.4.

Thank you

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Donald Nong (14.5k414) | answered Oct 16 '17, 11:40 p.m.

The data collection job is executed once a day, by default. You can log on to the DCC component to verify the details.

The reportable REST API is actually used to put data into the data warehouse, not pulling out of it. For contributors in particular, the up-to-date information is readily available through REST API, so the information is from the "live" data.

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Geoffrey Clemm commented Oct 17 '17, 3:06 a.m.

One clarification: when Donald says "the reportable REST API is used to put data into the data warehouse", he means that a program that puts data into the data warehouse uses the reportable REST API of an application to extract live data from that application (not that the reportable REST API actually puts data into the data warehouse).

Marko Tomljenovic commented Oct 17 '17, 3:15 a.m.

Thanks for the answer.

That means that my assumption above is wrong: The reportable API fetches live data and NOT data from the data warehouse.

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