SIMS Validate Memberships
Heads up guys and girls:eek::rolleyes:
I just thought I'd point this out, as it took us by surprise and I hadn't heard...
it seems that the "Validate Memberships" routine in SIMS .Net, that runs before you can set up the promotion mapping for next year, was upgraded in the March 09 release and now may take an hour or more to run for the first time since!:eek:
KB75012 - Validate Memberships takes a long time to run after an upgrade
Last Updated 22/06/2009
Affected Products SIMS .net System Maintenance & Utilities
Notes Tools | Validate Memberships
Running Validate Memberships takes a long time
Why is this routine taking a long time to run?
What does it do differently than before?
Data has been changed since running the new Validate Memberships routine
Advice The New Validate Memberships Routine has been re-designed and now carries out a lot more checks and applies automatic fixes where it can.
Validate Memberships will only take a long time to run if the Academic Year has been edited or The first time this routine is run after upgrading it could take up to an hour or more to run depending on the size of the schools database.
Any subsequent runs can take as little time as 20 seconds.
We also advise to run the latest VM Patch before upgrading to ensure that the Validate memberships Routine runs the correct checks. An upgrade resets the checksums so when VM is run it doesn't check all the records.
Patch 11055 has been written which can be applied to the schools data so that when the Validate Memberships Routine is run it will check 1000 records at a time making the process less disruptive for the schools. This solution will be updated once the Patch is finished.
Validate Memberships will check every record the first time it is run and memberships that have been inactive for 400 days or more will be ignored the next time unless the membership becomes active, making it a lot quicker.
Validate Memberships will produce an SQL Report of the fixes it has carried out and a list of Warnings which the user will need to apply manually.
The Reports are written to an SQL table SIMS .net, within the SIMS .net folder there are two scripts:-
Validation_Fixes_Report_Concise - Automatic Fixes
Validation_Warnings_Report - List of Warnings the user must manually fix in SIMS
These Reports need to be run through DBDiagnose which will translate them. DBDiagnose is also available from the SIMS .net folder. If this cannot be located please contact the Service Desk and request.
If you do not look at the Warnings Report for the manual fixes that need to be applied and Validate Memberships is re-run, it will list the issues again until they are resolved.