Logistics, and school identification.

Daniel Drake dsd at laptop.org
Mon May 4 11:41:42 EDT 2009

2009/5/4 Martin Langhoff <martin.langhoff at gmail.com>:
> Ok, so the string is quite long. I thought perhaps it was encoded into
> something shortish. I am interested mainly in the school
> identification, if there's a compact identifier. Sometimes schools
> have "registration numbers", etc. But you don't seem to be using it.

Perhaps we could encode it into something shorter.
"CAA40" for caacupe school nr 40  (each school does have a number)
"CAA40M3B" for morning shift, 3rd grade section B at that school.
Although I'm still not sure why you are asking these questions :)

> Do Uruguay or Peru use a school identification scheme?

You should probably be clearer on what you are asking... you mean does
each school have a unique number? Or you are looking for an identifier
to identify a classroom? Or a student? Or all 3?

>>>  - Can I get my hands on a sample file? :-)
>> A sample file of what?
> If the inventory tool you use has a CSV file exporter already, I'd
> like to have a sample snippet.

The system makes it easy to select a list of columns and export as
CSV. There are many different views of the data, and there is a lot of
data, so you'd have to be more specific for what you are looking for

> And if we wanted to use that to prepare data to ship to XSs out there
> (some on the interwebs, some not), is it easy to generate a CSV or
> similar export with the current XOs in each school? We'd also want a
> listing of stolen SN/UUIDs...

Yes. We come quite close to this already... the system generates a CSV
file for each school with SN and UUIDs for each laptop, which is then
processed by another system which generates leases and distributes
them (through puppet) to the XSs.

>> How does this line up with XS plans?
> Quite reasonable :-)

What will the XS do with the data?


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