Importing new users – the file format
Below is shown a sample file formatted to allow its importation into LASS.
In LASS 8-121 there is an example file (junior_import.txt) be in a folder called [Archives] off the main database folder (see also Appendix 2).
In LASS 11-15 the example file is called secondary_import.txt and its contents may differ a little from those shown below.
There are up to 6 fields which should be entered for each student as follows:
Surname, Forenames, Sex, date of birth, Group*, Password*
Notes on formatting
* denotes optional fields.
Each new user's details should be in a separate line.
Fields should be separated by a comma with 5 commas in total.
Names don't have to be in alphabetical order as they are sorted within the software.
The sex must be represented as either M or F.
Date of birth must be in the standard British short date style dd/mm/yy
If the Group or Password is omitted you must retain the comma which would have preceded it. In the example above, Ann Argos doesn't have a 'password' but the comma before it is still there; also Helena Hart doesn't have a 'group' so she will be allocated to the default group 'Universal'.
Please note: All student names used within this Guide are fictitious and used for demonstrative purposes only.