eSchoolPlus Bridge Setup

To begin using DSL's Bridge for eSchoolPlus 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 eSchoolPlus database.

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

  • If your database is not stored locally, please contact Discovery Support for more info on running SIS Liberty with cognos reports

Sources

Extracted by: Select eSchoolPlus 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; eSchoolPlus)


Sources

Sources



Data Source Name and Login Information

  • ODBC DSN: Enter the name of the ODBC DSN created for this source
  • Username: Enter the username for the ODBC DSN
  • Password: Enter the password for the ODBC DSN

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 not automatically imported)
  • Source: Select your source from the connection drop-down and you should see a new list of parameters:

Schools



School Information:

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


  • District: The district drop-down will be populated with a list of all possible districts in the database.

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


  • Export Option


  • Student Custom: Check this field box if you want to export student custom fields


  • By Building: Check this field box if you want to export staff info by building ID number


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