Category Archives: XML Files

Spider – Issue in Firefox with Farspread (Result Entry)

This issue only relates to the use of Mozilla / Firefox. PCSchool has had an issue come to light where teachers using Firefox to enter student results via the ‘Result Entry’ control in Spider and some results are not saving. … Continue reading

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Result Entry XML Formats for Students / Caregivers in Spider

PCSchool Spider allows students and caregivers to view the results / comments entered in by staff and, if the school allows, for predictive results or feedback to be entered in by the student / caregiver. With in the Student Result Entry control … Continue reading

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Spider and Result Entry xml’s with more than One Format

In Spider for the different result entry formats to work, we should have the Value tag first as shown below: Having the Default Value tag first then the Value tag with Formats underneath is the most efficient method.

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Attendance Codes in Spider differs to the Codes in Back Office

Issue: the attendance codes available in the Spider – Roll Marking or Absence Entry are different to those available in the Back Office. Solution: The Attendance Codes are drawn from the AttendanceCodes.xml file that is found in the PCSchool\Documents folder … Continue reading

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Absence Reason in Roll Marking

When using Absence Roll Marking in PCSchool and you change the Absence Status (eg from ‘L-Late for Class’ to ‘N-School Based Activity’) you may be required to enter in a reason/comment for the change: To turn this feature off, so … Continue reading

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Format XML for Result Entry

Format XML Files are standard XML files, whos markup contains data which PC School can interpret, and use to create a View of selected Data. Generally this is used in creating views for Result Entry by Spreadsheet, but can also be … Continue reading

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PCSchool XML Files

PC School uses a range of XML files for a number for modules. Some are used to contain information regarding the layout of the reports, while others are used to contain special codes specific for schools. Many of these can … Continue reading

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