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    URGENT: PRIMARY SCHOOLS (+some others) AFFECTED BY DATABASE DIAGNOSTICS - DO NOT RUN

    Due to the important nature of this for Primary Schools and those using Primary Curriculum, posting this notice from SupportNet

    URGENT Database diagnostics removing primary curriculum – patch available


    CUSTOMERS AFFECTED Any primary school that has used primary curriculum to create schemes (e.g. Maths or Literacy teaching groups) that are derived from registration groups.

    PROBLEM Running Database Diagnostics will remove primary curriculum schemes, so they will no longer be visible via Focus | School | Academic Structure | Edit Curriculum Structure or Curriculum Assignment by Scheme. Teaching groups will still be visible within marksheet filters and you will be able to view the pupil memberships of teaching groups via Focus | School | Academic Structure | Curriculum Assignment by Pupil.

    SOLUTION Patch 15372 MUST be applied BEFORE running Database Diagnostics, to prevent removal of primary curriculum schemes. This patch prevents future removal of primary curriculum. It does not replace the removed curriculum scheme. All schools already using primary curriculum should apply patch 15372.

    It can be applied to other databases, e.g. Specials, PRUs, Middle-deemed secondaries, in case you are not sure of use of primary curriculum.

    Patch 15463 will restore removed primary curriculum.

    AVAILABILITY Patches 15372 and 15463 should be requested from the Service Desk to be authorised from SOLUS.

    LINKED SOLUTION Further details are available in KB106631.

    Natasha Marsh
    Product Manager


    Posted: 3rd February 2011 by Natasha Marsh

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    Update today, the patch has been released to LAs and Schools. I got my email through earlier today. New notice below, with some changes:

    CUSTOMERS AFFECTED Any primary school that has used primary curriculum to create schemes (e.g. Maths or Literacy teaching groups) that are derived from registration groups.

    PROBLEM Running Database Diagnostics will remove primary curriculum schemes, so they will no longer be visible via Focus | School | Academic Structure | Edit Curriculum Structure or Curriculum Assignment by Scheme. Teaching groups will still be visible within marksheet filters and you will be able to view the pupil memberships of teaching groups via Focus | School | Academic Structure | Curriculum Assignment by Pupil.

    SOLUTION Patch 15372 MUST be applied BEFORE running Database Diagnostics, to prevent removal of primary curriculum schemes. This patch prevents future removal of primary curriculum. It does not replace the removed curriculum scheme. All schools already using primary curriculum should apply patch 15372. For primary (and other) schools not yet using Primary Curriculum, the issue will be rectified in the Spring 2011 release.

    It can be applied to other databases, e.g. Specials, PRUs, Middle-deemed secondaries, in case you are not sure of use of primary curriculum.

    Patch 15463 has also been created to restore any removed primary curriculum so it should therefore be applied if Database Diagnostics has removed them and you have applied either Patch 15372 or the SIMS 2011 Spring release.

    AVAILABILITY Patches 15372 has been authorised to all Local Authorities, Single Site Schools and Independent Schools via SOLUS.
    Patch 15463 should be requested from the Service Desk.

    LINKED SOLUTION Further details are available in KB106631.

    Natasha Marsh
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    Looks like it's been a big issue as the following appeared today:
    Database Diagnostics
    From the SIMS 2011 Spring release ALL diagnostic checks that amend customer data have been disabled. We have taken this step to prevent any possible instances of data being incorrectly amended.

    All Database Diagnostic checks will now therefore just report on any data issues they have found and then inform users of the correct action they need to take.

    This change is available now as a Patch. If you would like to ensure that this change to the functioning of Database Diagnostics happens now, please apply Patch: 15500

    Regards,
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    Vik - it hasn't been a "big issue" but we are being cautious. No data has been lost at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilNeal View Post
    Vik - it hasn't been a "big issue" but we are being cautious. No data has been lost at all.
    just seems an odd build up of events if no-one has encountered the issue, which by default would mean they lost data. Good news if all are safe then.

    I think it should be a mandatory patch applied now, bearing in mind there are many users out there who will run this routine as a potential fix to problems, and certainly on SupportNet there are members who will have the permission to run this tool, but wont necessarily be the ones that know about Patches, or do the upgrading. So many threads talk about DB diag and validate memberships to help sort things out, it could be an issue even if it isn't now, hence my reason for posting up here.

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