Getting your MIS Ready for Xporter
To connect to your MIS, Xporter usually needs to be provided with a user account with certain permissions or some “API” details.
“API” details usually consist of a URL (website address) and a username and password. Sometimes it might be an “API Key” instead (a long list of letters and numbers).
Before you install Xporter, it is a good idea to have these details ready to go so you can finish the installation all in one go. Sometimes you may have to request these details from your MIS provider.
Best Install Location: SIMS Server
Alternative Install Location: Other Application Server
- SIMS .net Workstation Client (Up to date)
- Microsoft .net Framework 4.5 with Windows Updates applied
User Details Required:
- SIMS user created with the following permissions:
- School Administrator
- Senior Management Team
- Assessment Coordinator
- Personnel Officer*
- Third Party Reporting
*Personnel Officer is the recommended permission for maximum compatibility, however, if you are not comfortable with this permission, Personnel Data Exporter can be substituted.
If your SIMS 7 environment is hosted by Capita, then you will need to make sure that you have got the “Third Party Connector” setup in your school. This is essentially a locally installed SIMS Workstation client along with a VPN setup to connect to the hosted SIMS services. Xporter is compatible with this deployment scenario.