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Just to clarify, are you running Filemaker Server? That is the proper
way to run Filemaker in the environment you describe. FM server runs on
Macs, Windows 2000 Server and Redhat Linux. We are running it on RedHat
Linux with mainly Windows clients in a WAN and are pleased with the
results so far.
Dave

David Tisdell. Computer Coordinator
Mt. Mansfield Union High School
211 Browns Trace
Jericho, VT 05661
802-899-4690 (Voice)
802-899-2904 (Fax)
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>>> [log in to unmask] 10/16/02 09:53AM >>>
I was wondering if anyone can tell me how stable file maker pro is
when
running on a network.  My concerns are the result of a program that
our
nurses are using to track health records which was writen in file
maker.
 We have had nothing but problems with file corruption.  I have to
rebuild files manually at least once a month and on serveral past
occassions even rebuilding the files did not repair all records.  The
health program was writen in 5.0 and is running through 5.5 loaded on
each users desktop.

Given the problems that I have encountered with this one program I
would be very leary of using this product on a network for student
records.

I would love any advise which may help understand why the nursing
program corrupts so often.  I have developed database program in
several
other systems and never experienced the level of error that I have
with
file maker.

Thank you,

Michael carper
ANESU

>>> [log in to unmask] 10/15/02 09:00AM >>>
Cindy,
We are in our second year of recording standards electronically. Our
school
management system is SASIxp which does not handle grading by standards
so we
also created a standards-based report card using FileMaker Pro. If you
would
like to know more or get a demo copy to look at contact Kevin Bataille
<[log in to unmask]>. It does more than reporting standards.

Roger Crowley
Technology Coordinator
Main Street Middle School
Montpelier, VT 05602
http://www.mpsvt.org/msms/msms.htm
802-225-8655


On 10/15/2002 8:10 AM, "Bill Kimball"
<[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> Cindy et al -
>
> We have been looking at this for two and half years here at Lamoille
> South.  The current problem is that e-class can be made to grade by
> standards, but WinSchool does not have the storage capability to
keep
an
> historical record of each student achieving each standard.
WinSchool
> will only hold 200 additional fields for each student.  If I recall
> correctly, there are 360+ standards for student to achieve.
>
> So what is our solution?  We are creating Filemaker Pro databases
that
> interact with WinSchool to track Students via standards.
>
> If you would like to know more e-mail me back channel.
>
> Bill
>
>
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> Bill Kimball
> Information Technology Director
> Lamoille South Supervisory Union
> P.O. Box 340
> Morrisville, VT 05661
> (802)-888-4541
> (802)-888-6710 fax
> www.morrisville.org
> www.stowe.k12.vt.us
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: School Information Technology Discussion
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Cindy O'Hara
> Sent: Monday, October 14, 2002 1:12 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Winschool and Standards Based Report Cards
>
> Greetings...
> Have any Winschool users been successful in creating and using a
> standards
> based report card?  Additionally, is anyone using Winschool for
storage
> of
> assessment data...successfully?
>
> Thanks,
> Cindy O'Hara
> Operations Supervisor
> St. Albans Town Educational Center
>