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Sentinel Query Builder Standalone Application

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    The Sentinel Query Builder is a web application which allows users to visualize, draft, and create medical product utilization queries with a user-friendly interface from a set of pre-defined parameters and convert them into Sentinel query request packages. When a user completes their parameter value selections, the Query Builder exports the query in JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) format, which can be converted directly into a Sentinel query request package. This package is a suite of SAS® programs corresponding to the user-defined parameter values. A SAS software license is required to convert the query in JSON format into a Sentinel query request package. Once converted, the package can be run on any data in SAS dataset format that has been transformed into the Sentinel Common Data Model. For more information about Sentinel query request packages, visit the Sentinel Routine Querying System repository.

    The Sentinel Query Builder application can be downloaded onto users' computers. For full information on how to download the Sentinel Query Builder application onto your computer and generate Sentinel query request packages, follow the instructions on the Sentinel Query Builder repository.

    If you would like use the Sentinel Query Builder but don't have access to a dataset in the Sentinel Common Data Model, Sentinel has made public the CMS 2008-2010 Data Entrepreneurs’ Synthetic Public Use Files (SynPUFs) in the Sentinel Common Data Model format. For more information on the SynPUFs or to access them, navigate here.