Launcher and START7..... Blast from the past!
Right…. not sure where to start with this one! A school I’m currently working with are still using SIMS Launcher and STAR7 to access archived historical Student and Staff Data. It transpires that the school decided that the Year 2000 would be their cut off point for migration to SIMS.Net and there is now data that wasn’t migrated that they currently have access to and what to continue to access!
They are running Windows 7 and have access to Launcher and STAR running on one machine, which is obviously accessing the old SIMS database.
My question is what can be done to ensure they can still access this information without requiring Launcher or STAR7 which is obviously going to break at some point. I have already informed them that launcher and STAR7 is no longer supported by the Local Authority or Capita.
RepGen has been suggested by the local authority SIMS support team as an option to export the data to a CSV file, but I was wondering if any SIMS or Database guru on here had or knew of a better solution or other options?
Bit of a long shot but I have to report back to the SLT and all options will be discussed when I break the news to the SLT that, STAR is dead and has been for years!