EDUADMIN FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (TECHNICAL)
Housekeep: How does the Housekeep cascading work?
Cascading of data variables simply means
that if a housekeep file code is changed the code will cascade though all
the relevant data files. For example, if the address type code for accounts
is an 'A' and this is changed to a 'C' all instances of address type codes
that equal 'A' in the address files (there are many) will be changed to a
'C'. Only housekeep files cascade, not regular data files.
Housekeep: What qualifies a Housekeep to be included in the global Housekeep
When it is shared by more than one module.
Installation: When we try to register the OCXs, they fail!
When an OCX fails to register and you have followed the correct steps it
is time to look more seriously at your hardware and operating system. The
registration program used by EduAdmin is a Microsoft product and the OCXs
are tried and tested. The problem is usually traced to missing system DLLs
(mfc42.dll and msvcrt.dll) or a corrupted operating system and particularly
the registry on the computer where the registration fails. The solution is
to either install the missing dlls or reformat the hard drive and reinstall
the operating system from scratch. Do not simply try and reinstall the
operating system over the existing one - that will most likely not work. It
must first be entirely removed and the easiest way to be sure is to reformat
the hard drive that is holding the operating system. If you still have the
problem after reinstalling the operating system we suggest that you look at
Manuals: How does one navigate when in the main "EduAdmin.pdf" file?
Select the topic with blue surrounds to drill down one level. When in the
topic select the heading with blue surrounds to go back one level.
Manuals: Is there an index of the PDF program manuals?
Use "EduAdmin.pdf" as this file provides a link to all the other PDF files.
Query Wizard: When an attempt is made to run a report using the Query
Wizard, there are no records to process!
There are in fact no records that match the defined query. Edit the query
and ensure that the logic is correct and audit the data to determine that
there are in fact records which should match the query.
Quill: When printing a Mail Merge document, all the records are printed even
after the records have been selected in the pick list?
The selection of the records in the pick list does not specify what is to
be printed. This functionality merely gives the user another variable to
interrogate when applying the Query Wizard. If you want only those selected
in the pick list to print then the query to apply would be only print the
records specifically selected (Print Merge = 'Y').
Quill: Why is it that quill will not display on my computer screen?
The OCXs have not been registered on your machine.
Report Designer: Each time a report is printed, instead of one list of, say
27 students, it prints 27 pages with one student on each page!
The Detail Area and/or Detail Band is too deep (height).
Report Designer: How does one add fields in the Controls and Fields box?
You cannot. This is programmed into EduAdmin for selection. If there is a
field you would like to use please advise and it will be included, if
appropriate, to the particular report.
Report Designer: How does one automatically include the Institution (School)
name an a report?
Use the Current Licence field in the Controls and Fields toolbox.
Report Designer: How does one preview a report?
Run the report.
Report Designer: The aggregates on the report are incorrect?
Aggregate marks and percentages are the same irrespective of grade.
EduAdmin is grade (form, standard, level) insensitive. To EduAdmin, an
aggregate is the total marks earned for the subjects that qualify to be in
the aggregate. The subjects that are included are controlled by the
Mandatory Subject List, the Best Subject Code and specific exclusions
applied by the user.
Report Designer: The Class Code is cutting off on the report!
Change the picture for the control to '@S4' and ensure that the control
is wide enough to take the font.
Report Designer: The Effort symbols do not appear on the report!
You have used the incorrect control on the report or there are no effort
symbols entered. You may use any string character (for example: 1, 4, A, A+,
B-) in the effort field. These will all print.
Report Designer: What field do I choose for the aggregate mark and aggregate
EduAdmin offers the following aggregates: Total Mark (Column A to I),
Total Maxima (Column A To I) and Total Percentage (Column A To I).
Report Designer: When I preview a report, some of the items are not aligned!
The alignment problem you are having relates to the internal alignment of
the control. You can override this with the justification property in the
control. It is also important that you make the sizes of the controls
uniform (width and height) when aligning one control with another. It is
also advisable to use a uniform font for the controls you are attempting to
line up, especially if the they are in a column. We suggest that numeric and
currency fields are right justified and string fields are left justified.
Report Designer: When I try to run a report I get a blank report and
EduAdmin does not report that there is nothing to preview!
The layout (design) chosen has no controls on it.
Report Designer: Which graphic formats does the Report Designer support?
The Report Designer supports most graphic image types including JPG, BMP,
WMF and TIF.
Security: The Login is not active!
EduAdmin is a Windows based program. Windows assumes controls which
either have focus or are run in the background. This is what makes the
operating system multi-tasking. If the user focuses on something else while
EduAdmin is loading, the login screen will lose focus (not be active). Focus
can only be regained by explicitly clicking on the login window or the item
on the task bar. Focus can be lost by any activity with the mouse or
keyboard during loading.
Security: When logging in to EduAdmin, an access restriction message is
The login and password do not have access to the security area. The
supervisor must load the module or the utilities module and give the user