Non-Hosted SIMS Autumn 2019 Workstation Patch – Issues with Attendance/Lesson Monitor

This issue only applies to schools who do not have their SIMS hosted by Scomis.

All Scomis hosted schools have had a Capita workstation patch applied. Non-hosted schools will need to manually deploy the patchSIMS Autumn 2019 – Consolidation Worksation Patch 2 – Error Printing from Take Register Screen’ via Solus.

What is the problem?

After the SIMS Autumn release, when a user is in the Take Register, when the Print button is clicked you are met with the following error:
“Error – Unable to load or process layout file. It must be a valid XSL file.”

Are any other reports impacted with the same bug?

Yes, the same error in the code will impact the following reports in these ways:

Error when printing

  • Focus | Attendance / Lesson Monitor | Take Register
  • Focus | Dinner Money | Record Pupil Meals

User-defined fields do not appear

  • Routines | Attendance / Lesson Monitor | Edit Reason for Change

If user-defined fields are being used columns will display in the wrong order

  • Focus | Attendance / Lesson Monitor | Deal with Missing Marks
  • Focus | Attendance / Lesson Monitor | Deal with Unexplained Absences

Crashes when opening a date range

  • Routines | Lesson Monitor | Resolve Conflicting Lesson Marks

How is this issue fixed?

Capita have produced a Workstation Patch. Scomis have released the patch for all non-hosted schools via Solus.
The patch is called ‘SIMS Autumn 2019 – Consolidation Worksation Patch 2 – Error Printing from Take Register Screen’.

The patch will not deploy automatically and will need to be manually deployed.

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