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    SIMS SQL access and capita problems

    Im sure it has already been mentioned somewhere, but I need help with a problem. I can access the SIMS.net SQL database and use an asp webscript to extract data to use in another internal system. I believe that the data belongs to the school, and as of august, with the mandatory sql purchase, the SQL program belongs to the school. All SIMS.net does is access the data from the SQL database.

    Bypassing SIMS.net and accessing the SQL database directly wont cause Capita to jump on my back if i decide to sell the system which read this data to another school, will it?

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    Re: SIMS SQL access and capita problems

    Quote Originally Posted by the_travisty
    Bypassing SIMS.net and accessing the SQL database directly wont cause Capita to jump on my back if i decide to sell the system which read this data to another school, will it?
    Simple answer - yes!

    Butuz

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    Re: SIMS SQL access and capita problems

    I also believe that there is something in the license that says you cannot do this... imagine if all and sundry were messing about with the MIS data... would you still be able to achieve consistent returns?

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    Re: SIMS SQL access and capita problems

    We did it, boss said it was fine because the LA had a developer license. The rumour was that capita were more than happy with this because we were already doing it with cmis.

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    Re: SIMS SQL access and capita problems

    I am not actually editing the data, ust reading it. Does this make a difference?

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    Re: SIMS SQL access and capita problems

    If Lea has developer license and they are happy for you to do this then I would not worry as you are covered.
    What i would do in your case is to get written confirmation from your LEA just as a matter of course.

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    /me drools

    I want to be able to do that, but our network manager won't let me

    Any ideas how I can convince him? I assume you have had no problems with your system directly accessing the SIMS database? Would you mind letting me know which school/LEA you are from?

    Thanks,

    Will

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