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Learner Care and Support
Forum: 16. Security and Database Functions
Last Post: wesleyvwyk
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SA-SAMS Terms and Conditi...
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SA-SAMS Minimum System Re...
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New patch?
Forum: News and Announcements
Last Post: SarelK
10-14-2019, 04:54 PM
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SA-SAMS Patch 19.2.0 Rele...
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10-14-2019, 04:50 PM
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View/Update Learner
Forum: 3. Learner and Parent Information
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Main Admin Password
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Password Issues
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Question SA-SAMS Terms and Conditions
Posted by: SarelK - 10 hours ago - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (1)

I have mixed feelings about the current installer of SA-SAMS. The new installer looks great and certainly does what it is supposed to do pretty well, especially considering doing away with the first-time installer and separate installer for Spread Grid 6.0.57.  Where it turns a bit sour for me, is with a single-sided inclusion of the Terms and Conditions.  Now please don't get me wrong, I am all for Developers protecting their intellectual property, but I am not going into much deliberation for the moment and will do so later on, after I have had time to work through it entirely, properly.

That being said, I am much interested in the opinions of our forumites on the content of the Terms and Conditions.  I post the T&Cs released in the 19.2.0 installer below.  Feel free to comment on your perceptions.

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Exclamation SA-SAMS Patch 19.2.0 Released: 4 October 2019
Posted by: SarelK - 10-14-2019, 04:50 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - No Replies

SA-SAMS Patch 19.2.0
Release Date: 4 October 2019
Size: 63.4 MB

Extremely Important:

  • Refer to the enclosed Guide on installing SA-SAMS 19.2.0.
  • Take note of the inclusion of Terms and Conditions to use SA-SAMS.

  • Always make a backup of you database prior to installing a new Patch.
  • Always ensure that you run Patches in the order that they are released, i.e. do not miss running a Patch in-between the following one.
  • Remember to make regular Backups of your SA-SAMS and School Library Module databases.
  • Some Provincial EMIS Sections choose to approve a new Patch first, before their users install it. Please confirm with them first, if in doubt.
Other Notes of Importance:
  • None specified.
This version of SA-SAMS was released with the following updates:
  • New SA-SAMS installer and icon on executable file and desktop shortcut.
  • New engine required for importing LURITS feedback files into SA-SAMS.
  • Fixed the length of the Persal Number field.
  • Addition of a new sign-in register for staff.
  • Update Learner attendance with sign-off.
  • Added the Accession Number of siblings on the Learner Family Screen.
  • Added a new weekly Educator and Staff Attendance printout.
  • Fixed the learner transfer error (when Vernacular is not selected).
  • Added a new module to list learners without ID numbers (3.5.11).
After installation:
  • No post-installation actions are required.
SA-SAMS Patch:
Click here to download this Patch (from sa-sams.co.za)

SA-SAMS Release Notes:
Click here to download the Release Notes (Version Changes) for this Patch, if available. <not available at the time of writing this>

If you get an error that some files cannot be updated during the installation process:
  • make sure that SA-SAMS is closed on the Server computer and all other workstations, if SA-SAMS is networked.

Attached Files
.pdf   Installing_SA-SAMS_19.2.0.pdf (Size: 975.69 KB / Downloads: 9)
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Question Learner Care and Support
Posted by: wesleyvwyk - 10-10-2019, 12:14 AM - Forum: 16. Security and Database Functions - Replies (2)

Hi there

There is an option under Learner and Parent Information i.e. Learner Care and Support which is low lighted with permission level 7.

When you log on as the Administrator (L8) you are able to access this option.

Can permissions higher then level 7 be assigned to a deputy or principal to allow them access to this menu or how should one configure the user account to gain access to this option.

What they are trying to achieve is to print consent letters without giving the administrator password to users.

Your help will be highly appreciated in this matter thanks.

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  View/Update Learner
Posted by: RosemaryB - 10-07-2019, 03:26 PM - Forum: 3. Learner and Parent Information - Replies (5)

I am having a problem with one specific learner in my database.  When I attempt to update or view his profile I receive a runtime '5' error.  Have attached screenshot.
If anyone can assist me in resolving this problem as I am unable to edit the learner nor update his NSC.

Any assistance will be appreciated.


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  New patch?
Posted by: zudafri - 09-17-2019, 10:07 AM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (2)

Anybody know when new patch will be available?

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  EdbMails EDB to PST Converter Tool
Posted by: claradsouza - 09-17-2019, 07:54 AM - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

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  Password Issues
Posted by: Anashree - 09-10-2019, 07:30 PM - Forum: 16. Security and Database Functions - Replies (3)


I would.like to enquire about user passwords. 

When we started using SASAMS a few years ago every educator was issued with their own username and password. 

This worked well until this year when passwords required an uppercase and lowercase letter.

So we reset passwords to accommodate for this.

However in the 2nd and 3rd terms passwords were invalid once again.
Of we try to reset to the old password we get an error message " password is violating history..."

May I please ask for a solution to this problem.

Please note that it is necessary for educators to have their own username and password as they capture marks for the classes that they teach.


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Posted by: DikwenaComms - 08-20-2019, 09:04 PM - Forum: 1. General School Information - Replies (1)

Hi guys please help it it possible to syncronise 3 computers on sasams

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  Progress Reports: General Comments
Posted by: carmenns - 07-31-2019, 11:54 AM - Forum: 12. Curriculum Related Data - Replies (4)

Good afternoon SA-SAMS team
I would like t kow How I can add a general comment on the printed reports that needs to go to parents at the end of the term. Specifically information like the date and time when the new schoolterm starts and an encouraging message, e.g. Have a restfull holiay... or something similar!

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  Parallel Solutions for SA-SAMS
Posted by: Dbruwer - 07-31-2019, 07:52 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (2)

Morning there

We heard through a source that SASAMS will be getting a face-lift? if that true?
We are using only SASAMS at the school at the moment, but we not 100% happy with the interface and are looking to get a third party software, which makes things difficult because you have to run two administrative software parrell.  

Which would you suggest using which integrate the best with SASAMS?

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