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Exclamation SA-SAMS Patch 17.3.0 Released: 27 November 2017
Posted by: SarelK - 11-22-2017, 11:11 AM - Forum: News and Announcement on Patches/Updates - Replies (3)

SA-SAMS Patch 17.3.0
Primary Release: 22 November 2017
Secondary Release: 27 November 2017
Initial Size: 16.8 MB
Current Size: 20.1 MB

Extremely Important:

  • The official DBE Release Notes for this Patch can be downloaded from the link below - please read it.
  • 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:
  • If you exported Mark Sheets to be imported: please import the last Excel Spreadsheet before patching.
  • The Patch does not affect the Curriculum Setup in Primary Schools.
  • It contains corrections on Learner Attendance and Reasons for Progression, that is important.
  • It needs to be patched at High Schools, before finalising the Promotion Schedules.  
  • It contains updates on Gr. 10 and 11 Hospitality Studies.
  • It contains updates on Gr. 10, 11 and 12 SAL.
  • NB: Unlike the Initial Release, this Patch is now compatible with 32-Bit and 64-bit Windows Operating Systems.
  • Envisaged releases for this year include version 17.3.1 (containing IQMS and dates for 2018) and 17.4.0 (2018 Curriculum Setup).

SA-SAMS Patch:
Click here to download this Patch (from sa-sams.co.za)

SA-SAMS Release Notes:
Click here to download the official Release Notes (from sa-sams.co.za)

If you get an error that not all files could be created during the extraction process:
  • make sure that SA-SAMS is closed on the Server computer and all other workstations, if SA-SAMS is networked.
  • right-click on the Patch file and select Run as Administrator.

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Posted by: Anashree - 11-20-2017, 02:41 PM - Forum: 16. Security and Database Functions - Replies (3)

Good Day


Errors and omissions always shows 0%.  

Please advise on how to check the status of marks captured. 

Many Thanks

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  Mark Schedules Error on menu
Posted by: Gerald - 11-16-2017, 09:42 AM - Forum: 12. Curriculum Related Data - Replies (2)

Hi All,

I get the following error on my main database PC (Win 8.1) as well as on certain other PC, although some does work fine Sad

When I go to Mark Schedules on let's say menu option and I choose to Export to Excel, the ...Please Wait.. Formatting Spreadsheet (15.0)... shows up, and then I get error:

This action cannot be completed because the other application is busy. Choose 'Switch To' to activate the busy application and correct the problem.

I click Switch To, nothing happens.
Then I have to Ctrl-Alt-Del, stop SASams process, then Shutdown PC, so that it gives error on shutdown about Excel still working, then cancel shutdown, then Save the Excel file Huh Huh

ANY suggestions would be much appreciated.  Undecided

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  System hangs at ....Please Wait....Checking Birthdays...
Posted by: Gerald - 11-16-2017, 09:25 AM - Forum: 1. General School Information - Replies (1)

Hi all,

I am sitting with the following problem:

On my main PC (not a server) containing the main SASams database, when I try to access menu option 1. General School Information, system freezes on the pop-up showing ....Please Wait....    ..... Loading Birthdays.... and I have to stop SASams process.

This happens on the main PC (with database), with Win 8.1, and also on my own laptop with Windows 10, and on some others as well. But it works fine from some of the PC's on network loaded with the same Win 8.1 setup.

Have done the following already:

Re-installed SASams.
Re-installed Spread.
Set the UAC(User Account Control) setting to lowest. 

Any suggestions??

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Exclamation AAPR : 2017
Posted by: SarelK - 11-13-2017, 07:30 AM - Forum: AAPR (Annual Academic Performance Report) - No Replies

The DBE AAPR (Annual Academic Performance Report) tool for 2017 has been released.

Release Date: 2017/11/08
File Size: 55.90 MB
Download the Tool from here.
Download the FSDoE EMIS Circular MG20/2017 on the AAPR here.

NB: some provinces may have another return time schedule.  If you are not from the Free State, please do not inquire or request technical support from the Free State EMIS Section - rather consult with your Provincial EMIS Section.

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Posted by: Vince15 - 11-10-2017, 09:11 AM - Forum: Introduce Yourself - Replies (1)


My name is Vince. I am an educator in a school for the visually impaired in KZN. My aim is to learn from other colleagues in the implementation and administration of SA-SAMS.  

Thank You

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  Version 17.3
Posted by: user@name - 11-08-2017, 12:05 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

Please if someone could post all the curriculum and other changes to occur in version 17.3 as this might have a very time-consuming impact on those using SA-SAMS, and a preventative mindset regarding information capturing could be greatly beneficial.

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Information Version 3.4.6 Available
Posted by: SarelK - 11-07-2017, 02:26 PM - Forum: Free State : Errors, Omissions & Submissions Utility - No Replies

Kindly note that an update to the Free State Errors, Omissions & Submissions Tool was released.

Release Date: 2017/11/07
File Size: 31.80 MB
Download the Update from here.
Download the weekly Online LURITS Data Submission Guide here.

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Bug Gr. 7-9 : Term 4 : Technology Weighting : PAT
Posted by: SarelK - 11-07-2017, 08:52 AM - Forum: 12. Curriculum Related Data - No Replies

This post is made with acknowledgement to the Free State Department of Education EMIS Section.

Kindly note the correct setup for the Grade 7-9 Technology End-of-Year PAT (Task 6), below:

  • 1 : PAT 1 - Formal weighting should be 50.00%
  • Mini PAT 3 - Formal weighting should be 50.00%
  • TOTAL should be 100.00%
[Image: T4_Gr7-9_Tech_PAT_Setup.png]

Example of Grade 7 Technology SBA Setup for the Year:
[Image: T4_Gr7-9_Tech_Setup.png]

1. Remember to Validate the Subject after the changes.
2. If you have Marks Capturing Security enabled, remember to change the Task Status to Open.

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  Networking SA-SAMS
Posted by: ivanheera - 11-07-2017, 07:40 AM - Forum: Installation, Upgrade, & Configuration Support - Replies (3)



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