How to extract data directly from Schoolmaster
The Principalm built in data extractor is available in Schoolmaster 1.82 and later.
Before you begin, create a folder on the computer to where the data files and photos will be stored. If data files will be shared with other users, creating the folder on a shared network is recommended. Information about this bridge/release is available Schoolmaster Bridge.
- In Schoolmaster, go to Utility > Import/Export > Principalm Extract
The Principalm Extract dialogue window appears
- “Sequence” the extract (default settings recommended)
- Select the Principalm “Folder” button to choose the folder directory. Data files and photos will be extracted to this directory.
- Click “Export” to start the data extracts
When complete, close out of Schoolmaster.
To automate the extract set up a scheduled task to run:
To automate individual schools set up a scheduled task to run a second argument to the command line switch:
Before you begin, locate the school prefix for the desired school. In Schoolmaster, you can look up each school’s prefix in; setup > general > licensed schools.
If the prefix for this school was “H” your command would look like this:
dmwin.exe -principalm “H”
This will create a subfolder within the extract folder called “H” and this folder will ultimately have all of “H” school’s extracted Principalm files.