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1 Customization From an ISD Perspective Presented by Tim Howard Calhoun ISD

2 Why customization? District Requests State Requirements Data Transfers Data Warehouse Special Education Career Centers Food Service TransportationAlert/Calling

3 Available Tools Data Mining Custom Reports Skycoder Custom Forms SkyBuild Imports and Exports

4 Data Mining What is Data Mining? “Create customized reports of information not otherwise collected in a standard report” Why use Data Mining? Powerful tool for building more complex queries Mailing or information labels for specific groups Processing lists (for use in other areas of Skyward) Empower users with training

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7 Custom Reports What are Custom Reports? Crystal Reports ® Offers more complex reporting options Aggregate functions (Sum, Average, Count, etc.)Aggregate functions (Sum, Average, Count, etc.) Formatting (fonts, colors, images, etc.)Formatting (fonts, colors, images, etc.) Sub-reportsSub-reports Are Custom Reports for me? Maybe...

8 You need: Licensed copy of Crystal Reports ® Understanding of SQL language Knowledge of Skyward table structures View Tables (WS\CR\VD)View Tables (WS\CR\VD) Database Design (SkyDoc)Database Design (SkyDoc)

9 View Tables:

10 Database Design:

11 And once you know the tables, you can write the query:

12 Sample Custom Report:

13 Skycoder What is Skycoder? Allows modifications to web page elements within the structure of the application by inserting JavaScript directly into the served page Blah, blah, blah...

14 Skycoder turns this...

15 ...into this!

16 Use built-in functions or write your own JavaScript code...

17 Custom Forms What are Custom Forms? Allows the addition of whole pages to the Student Profile or Families Add user-defined fields that can also be accessed in Data Mining and Skybuild Custom Forms can also be added to virtually any screen through Skycoder Can also create HTML version

18 Just set up the Custom Form (WS\ST\PS\CF\CF)...

19 ...and it become available for every Student (or Family)!

20 SkyBuild What is SkyBuild? Imports and Exports: Allows export of data for specific applicationsAllows export of data for specific applications Allows import of student dataAllows import of student data File formats can vary (.txt,.csv, etc.)File formats can vary (.txt,.csv, etc.) Fields selected individually and can be formatted or used to filter data selectionFields selected individually and can be formatted or used to filter data selection Can be scheduled as a recurring jobCan be scheduled as a recurring job Audit Reports and Job Notifications availableAudit Reports and Job Notifications available

21 Things to remember: This is Student data, not District data Not all fields are available for export/import Skyward templates are available Interfaces are entity-specific Lots and lots of options – think it through

22 But the MOST important thing is: Have a secure place to hold the data!

23 Skyward Server Skyward Database Dist A Dist B Dist C Dist D Dist E Network Server Secure FTP Connections Basic Configuration Share Drive(s) Mounted on Servers File Server SFTP Server

24 Questions? Most of the tools discussed here are subjects of other sessions Round Table Discussion Planetarium – 4:15 to 5:05 PM (Tuesday) Encore Presentation Ballroom D – 10:45 to 11:35 AM (Wednesday)


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