Aeries Bridge Setup

To begin using DSL's Bridge for Aeries there are a few things you will need to set-up at your school/district before you begin:


  • You must set up SIS Liberty on a computer that has network access to the Aeries database.

  • You must set up an ODBC connection to the SQL server that Aeries is housed on. See Setup: MS SQL Server for more info

Sources

Extracted by: Select Aeries as your bridge from the bridge drop-down and you should see a new list of parameters

Name: Enter a name for this source (i.e; Aeries)

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Aeries Remote Database Setup

  • DSN: Enter the name of the ODBC DSN created for this source

Aeries Local Database Setup (Do not use this section if ODBC DSN settings will be entered)

  • Aeries Folder: Enter the directory to the Aeries database

  • Security File: Enter the the directory of the .mdw files that contains your security settings

Aeries Login

  • Username: Enter the username for Aeries

  • Password: Enter the password for Aeries

Click the Test button to test your settings. Test results should appear in the "Test Results" section


  • Connection Successful: This message indicates success. Your connection is now ready to use.


  • If the connection fails there should be some indication of what went wrong. More information can be obtained from the logs.

If you need more general information about the layout of this tab please see: Discovery's SIS Liberty: Sources Tab

Schools: Basic tab
Any Discovery Licenses that exist in the License folder at:
\Documents\DiscoverySoftware\Licenses will automatically be added into the Schools list

  • Click Add to add your first school by locating your schools license key, provided by Discovery Care (if it was not automatically imported)
  • Source: Select your source from the connection drop-down and you should see a new list of parameters:

Schools

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School Information:

There may be a short delay while the parameters load, once loaded make your selection from the drop-down:

  • School Number: The school number drop-down will be populated with a list of all possible schools in the database


  • Aeries Configuration

  • No Staff Export: Check this field box if you do not want staff info exported

  • LinkStaff/Tch: Check this field box if staff id and teacher id are different

  • Filter Photos: Check this field box if you do not want photos exported

Once configured, click the Test button to test your configuration

Test results should appear in the "Test Results" section:


  • School Validated: This is the success message, this indicates your setup is working



In general if you do not receive a School Validated message, there should be some indication of what went wrong. More information can be obtained from the logs or you may contact Discovery Support for assistance.

To set up school photos see: DSL's SIS Liberty: Schools Photo tab

If you need more general information about the layout of schools tab please see: Discovery's SIS Liberty: Schools Tab