When you import an attendance confirmation file, real time validation will check that:
the file is of the expected type (.txt or .out)
the number of records in the file is not over 50,000
the file has not already been imported into SIS
The file validation only looks at the file content and not the filename. A file with the exact same content as a previously imported file but a different filename will not pass this stage of validation.
If the file passes this check, SIS will store basic file data and you will get an on screen message:
‘File received successfully for academic year 00/00’
If the file fails this check, SIS will not save any of its details. You will get one of the following error messages:
The file extension is not ‘.out’ or ‘.txt’
The number of records within the file exceeds 50,000
The file content has already been imported into SIS
Once the file has passed the real time validation, it will move on to detailed format and business rule validation.