ParentsEvening: Export Students from SIMS


Steps to import a pre-made report into SIMS and export it as a CSV file with student and parent data for ParentsEvening.

Instructions – Import the Report

  1. In ParentsEvening, go to Admin > SIMS Link.

  2. Under Download SIMS Report Definition Files, click on Student Report Definition.

  3. In the window, select Save File and click OK to save it in your Downloads.

    • Note: You may need to move the file from Downloads depending on whether you can see that folder from SIMS.

  4. In SIMS, go to Reports > Import.

  5. In the Import window, click Open.

  6. Double-click on the SIMSStudentReportV15.RptDef file where it is saved. It will appear in the Import window with the status Pending.

  7. Click Import and the status will change to Imported.

  8. Click Close.

Instructions – Export the CSV File

  1. In SIMS, go to Reports > Run Report.

  2. Expand the Focus folder.

  3. Select Student.

  4. Double click on the Student_Data_Export_V15 report.

  5. In the Parental Responsibility window, click OK.

  6. In the Export As window, click Browse.

  7. Type in the school’s full name in the filename and then .csv at the end.

  8. Choose a location to save the file on your computer and click Save. If you use Hosted SIMS, we recommend saving it in the ‘C on…’ drive which is your local C: Drive.

  9. In the Export As window, click OK.

  10. The last window will say that the file has been created. Click OK.

  11. Read our guide to continue: ParentsEvening: Import Students and Parents.