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Need help re Model 204


#1

Disclosure: I know nothing!

We are hoping to hire someone to help us with interacting with this database: https://web.archive.org/web/20061111130412/http://www.esj.com/article.aspx?ID=380045556PM

We have spreadsheets with information.It’s just one piece of information per student. We don’t want to data entry it. Is it possible to create a program at the terminal that will automatically interact with the interface? Any way to estimate how costly/difficult this would be?

Eric Grannis


#2

Hi Mr. Grannis -

Yes, it’s possible to reach a Model 204 database from Excel or other spreadsheet packages. How you program the interface depends on your specific needs - is this a one-time data load, for instance, or would it be regularly updated? Maybe you want dynamic content for a single student at a time?

As with all things technical, the devil’s in the details, of course. But yes, what you’re asking for is possible as long as NYCDOE has provided the necessary ports.

Cheers,

Alan Brooks
abrooks@rocketsoftware.com