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MIS Systems Thread, Exam Data Issues in Technical; You may well be correct. Except it may be because Capita HAVE upgraded but the new and old versions do ...
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    You may well be correct.
    Except it may be because Capita HAVE upgraded but the new and old versions do not match?
    Each time this happens the Exam Boards blame the MIS and the MIS providers blame the Exam Boards!
    We get caught in the middle and it has been happening for many years!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    I'm not expecting answers I just can't get my head around how it's happened, it's not like there hasn't been time to sort it!
    I've given up those questions in life, it just gives me a headache.

    There is an old saying when asking a SIMS support person why they are not mad, "When Capita c*cks up, I let them"

    Apologies to the original quotation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sivadam View Post
    You may well be correct.
    Except it may be because Capita HAVE upgraded but the new and old versions do not match?
    Each time this happens the Exam Boards blame the MIS and the MIS providers blame the Exam Boards!
    We get caught in the middle and it has been happening for many years!
    That I could accept, if not for the fact that the file version is part of the file and therefore there is no good reason the system couldn't handle both!

    I suppose without being on the inside we'll never know who's to blame, but somebody done f-ed up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    That I could accept, if not for the fact that the file version is part of the file and therefore there is no good reason the system couldn't handle both!

    I suppose without being on the inside we'll never know who's to blame, but somebody done f-ed up!
    I suspect that on this occasion it is an error on Capita's part - as per the original wording in Chris's SupportNet News Item this morning. When it is the exam board that is wrong Capita usually say that there is an error on the particular Exam Board's Result File! They have not said that this time.

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    Our results files imported into iSAMS this morning with no problems at all. A few minutes later I had our stats info all extracted for the Head of Exams. Job done in about 5 minutes from starting to download the results files to finishing the whole job.

    Two clicks tomorrow morning to publish the results to our pupil and parent portals.

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    Yes it was our mistake and obviously we are sorry it happened. We do have to fly blind with exam board results as they haven't got test data. We are hopeful that they will supply it in the future.

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    LosOjos (13th January 2011), Sivadam (12th January 2011), Sylv3r (12th January 2011)

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    We too just changed the version numbers on the first line if you open the file in notepad from 13 to 12. Imports without fail.

    Cheers
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    As per my post on page one of this Thread!

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    ugh! had this one as well. Our Data Systems Manager managed to get around it though, not sure what he did but the patch is now on the exams officers PC now.

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