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Bureau of State Payroll Services

Date: November 21, 2000

 Bulletin No. 213 

Subject Naming Public and Private Queries in PS Query
To provide instructions for naming Public and Private versions of PS queries
Affected Employees Agency staff who can create and modify queries in PS Query.
Effective Date




In PS Query, the same query can be saved as both a Public and Private query. In the previous version of the software, a Public and Private version of a query could be saved with exactly the same name. In version 7.02, Public and Private queries should be saved with different names to ensure the accuracy of the results.
Agency Actions 1.Determine if any Private queries are saved with exactly the same name as a Public query. No action is necessary if all of the Private query names are unique (no matching names exist in the query listing).

2.If a Private and Public query are saved with the same name, rename the Private query. Refer to the attached procedures to rename the queries. The recommended naming convention for private queries is: "agency code_name_priv"

3.Public queries, especially the generic Public query names that begin with 00-, should not be renamed.

4.When a query is created with both Public and Private versions, the queries should be saved with different names. Include your agency code in the name of each saved query.

Questions Questions regarding this bulletin may be directed to the Query Help mailbox.
Attachment-Renaming Queries