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By Colin Riddington, Nov 24 2015 11:51AM

Major updates have just been released for both School Data Analyser & SDALink


The update to School Data Analyser (version 5219) includes:

a) a new Attendance Registers feature for both session & lesson registers.

It is intended that the feature can be used in conjunction with SIMS registers or can replace them

This feature is initially available as a free trial.

After Easter 2016, it will require an additional licence.


b) Improvements to the staff home page including a new My Classes for Today section


c) Changes to enable the Grades & Reporting features for schools with KS1/KS2 students


Related to these changes, you will also need to update SDA Link to the latest version (537) also released today.

By Colin Riddington, Dec 24 2014 08:15PM

School Data Analyser has just been updated to version 5168.

The main changes are:


1. Significant improvements to Calendar Events feature including:

a) New monthly/weekly/daily calendar forms and reports.

b) Added all public holidays & facility to search events


2. Updated Export Calendar to Outlook feature & added help file guidance on sharing calendars


3. Modified pastoral form PRLogSheet. Time & Location are now required items for pastoral records


4. Modifications to several pastoral charts to remove inconsistencies in data


5. Added code to inform program managers when a new version is available on the website


6. Modifications to fix issues with printing interim reports


7. Streamlined code used to update linked tables after relinking database






By Colin Riddington, Dec 3 2014 12:02PM

A new version (5161) of School Data Analyser has just been released.


The main changes are:

- Various improvements and bug fixes to the Timetable Viewer & Parent Appointments forms

- Various improvements and bug fixes to all 5 timetable reports

- Added code to allow optional use of Outlook for sending email from the program


In addition, the program updater has itself been updated to fix version display issues




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