Campus Information Retrieval System
Human Resources, Data Operations
Training classes are no longer provided by our office. However, FOCUS training is available from the vendor, Information Builders. Additionally, the following materials/resources are available on this website:
This documentation by the FOCUS vendor, Information Builders, describes the commands used to create and customize tabular reports, as well as saving and reusing report output, and handling records with missing field values.
CIRS Reporting Workbook (.pdf, 1.65 mb)
This introductory course takes you through the development process of building ad hoc report requests and developing various outputs from those requests. For more information, or to download individual modules, refer to the topic: Basic CIRS Reporting Modules.
Advanced CIRS Reporting Workbook (.zip,
Advanced CIRS Reporting Workbook (.exe, 212 KB)
This course covers FOCUS software commands for retrieving data and customizing reports (formatting), creating new fields (defines) and combining data from multiple files and/or segments (matching). For more information, or to download individual modules, refer to the topic: Advanced CIRS Reporting Modules.
These are short movies that show the required steps and navigation to perform basic functions in CIRS. For more information, refer to the topic: Online Training Demos.