When we were migrating our data to Gibbon 12 about 2 years ago, we were using 3 pre-configured tools, which were making things quite easy for us. Anyway, migration is always a pain, I guess…
Those tools were “Import Families”, “Import Student Enrolment”, and “Import Users”. They did the job quite well and helped migrating our data to Gibbon based on data entered and audited in libreOffice.
The only tool left in Gibbon 17 is “Import User Photos”. The funny thing is, that this is the one tool that we actually never used in migration, because we didn’t have any photos to migrate.
As of v17, we’ve unified all imports (except photos, as you note, and timetables which are coming) under Admin > System Admin > Import From File. This is based on the import tools that @ross built into her very handy Data Admin tool, which she put together for her own school’s migration. This new functionality is far less fiddly than the old approach, is extensible, and supports the automatic creation of temporary files. A huge leap forward. Let us know how you get on with it.
Actually we have a Scholarship system in the School. It is different values for all students. I wanted to add the amount of scholarship in the student database.
So I added a custom field “Scholarship”.
Now I have a list of Username and scholarship amount in Microsoft Excell. I want to upload these using “DataStructure-usersCustomData” file.
It has fields:
Person Example 1 Example 2 Example 3 Custom Fields
Now the “Person” is Username
“Custom Fields” will be “Scholarship”
Where will I enter the scholarship amount?
Also the custom field does not have numeric option?
Can we include scholarship values automatically in student invoices (as deduction)?