Do you ever wonder why data does not show on reports? Why o
ne course just will not display? One Registration? It can be frustrating.
A link from one table to another can occasionally break due to several factors - large databases, users accessing Student Manager across a network, or a large number of registrations coming through ACEweb.
I.E. You must have a Name record from the Name Table linked to a Course record from the Course Table to create a Registration Record in the Registration Table. To go along with that, the Name record may have a Firm association, which links to . . .the Firm Table. Course to Location to the Location Table and so on.
From time to time a link can become broken.
You could go the Name record, remove the Firm, save and then re-add the Firm, re-establishing that link. The same could be done for Course to the Location. But doing that one by one would be annoying and a waste of time!
Anyone who has used Student Manager long enough knows that ACEware Systems programmers do not like to waste time where there can be a mass way to do something.
Fixing broken links is no different.
Under Tools | Data Cleanup there is a mass way.
Broken Firm Links is there as well as Missing Course/Instructor Links.
If you find frustrations or annoyances out there, holler at your technician. There may be a reason why it is doing what is doing and we may have a solution for you!
Contributed by Michael Lowry