DataBridge Files

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The AWARDS DataBridge feature, located in the System Setup module, provides you with data files for information that has been entered in many areas of the AWARDS application.  By default, those files are opened using Microsoft Excel, with which you can complete various reporting and data manipulation tasks.  You also have the option of downloading and saving data files for later use in a report writer application of your choosing.

The DataBridge is an advanced AWARDS feature.  When considering its use, we ask that you keep in mind the following:

  In order for the DataBridge to be used effectively, you must have working knowledge of Excel or any other report writer application you wish to use.  Foothold can help with any questions you may have regarding accessing or downloading DataBridge files, but we cannot assist you in installing, maintaining, or operating any third-party application that you may be using in conjunction with the DataBridge.

  Data files available through the DataBridge contain confidential personal health information.  As such, we urge our clients to monitor access to the DataBridge carefully.  To assist in that endeavor, access to the DataBridge is granted by Foothold Technology to individual users.  Contact your Foothold Customer Success & Advocacy team representative to provide access to specified users at your agency.

  Due to the substantial resource requirement involved in making all of your AWARDS data available at the touch of a button, DataBridge files are updated once nightly.

Required Permissions

Users who have been granted access to the DataBridge must have the following permissions in order to use it:

Display Executive Administration Buttons
Permissions Data Entry
Permissions Data Entry for All Staff and Layers

Members of the "Executive Officer" and "System Administrator" user groups are exempt from this requirement.

  NOTE: Permissions are assigned using the Permissions Maintenance feature.  If you do not have access to that feature and need a permission listed here, please contact your supervisor or your local Help Desk for assistance.

Click-by-Click Instructions

Opening / Saving a DataBridge File - Learn to open DataBridge files in Microsoft Excel, or to save them to your PC.

A Closer Look @ DataBridge Files

DataBridge File Keys - Learn which data can be found in multiple DataBridge files for the purposes of linking them in report writers.

Frequently Asked Questions

DataBridge Files Frequently Asked Questions