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    Importing pictures into sims?

    Hello

    I was wondering does anybody know how to import student photo’s into sims. The school photography company has sent a disk with all the student pictures on; they are all resized and ready to do.

    Thank you
    Steve

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    Hi Steve,

    you'll need an import license which your photographer should be able to provide you with; they cost about £50 for an annual license (some photographers provide this to you for free and absorb Capita's charge themselves, others do not).

    Once you have that, in SIMS go to "Routines > Student > Batch Import Photographs > By Admission Numbers" (assuming the files are named by admission number as ideally they should be).

    SIMS will then match these admission numbers to students and show their previous and new photos so that you can double check they are correct.

    You tell SIMS where your license file is using the file browser on the same page, press import and you're done!

    Hope that helps

    EDIT: one thing you should be aware of is that SIMS overwrites any photos as it replaces them, it does not keep a history.

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    Losojos - you may have assumed that all the images are named with the pupils six character admission number - if this is not the case then the images will not batch import and will require manual matching.

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    He did state his assumption!

    If they are named in any kind of uniquely identifiable way, you can just script a rename:

    Batch file along these lines -

    Code:
    for /F "tokens=1*delims=," %%v in (names-to-adno.txt) do rename %%v %%w
    pause
    and supply a names-to-adno.txt file in format
    <currentname1>,<adnoname1>
    <currentname2>,<adnoname2>
    etc.

    i've built them in Excel in the past based on a sims export, then just line them up in alphabetical order and check down the rows to make sure it's all lined up.
    You could use a formula to do the checking too. And a concatenate command to get it all how you need.

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    Thank you for all the replys. I have now done it. Thank you Los0jos perfect.

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