Challenges in the data, in workflow, in working incrementally, in modeling, and in migration
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- The structure of the data (schema) is slippery.
- A software upgrade in the providing organization can result in a change in the schema.
- The providing organization may not know how their data is structured.
- A personal relationship with the database administrators in the providing organization can be very helpful.
- Add automated monitoring.
- Hopefully with warnings if the data schema changes.
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