Quercus Control Centre Parameters Reference<>

Introduction

What are parameters for?

Many aspects of the configuration and behaviour of QuercusPlus and QuercusLive are determined by the settings of parameters that can be accessed through the QuercusPlus Control Centre. Examples include:

The content of messages that appear in reponse to specific application events

Validation patterns for user-entered data such as email addresses, passwords and phone numbers

Locations and authentication credentials for supporting applications such as a postcode lookup service

Which optional features or functions of the application are turned on

Example — how parameters affect the display of information on the Students screen

The various SET-UP > QuercusPlus Menu parameter fields that affect the display of information on the Students screen are described below.

Diagram Ref

Parameters

Notes

1

DEFAULT_​EMAIL
DEFAULT_​PHONE

These parameters determine whether the fields’ content will come from the home, term or work values.

For example if you wanted the Phone field to show the term phone number you enter TERM in the DEFAULT_PHONE Value field.

The options for all three parameter values are HOME, TERM or WORK.

All three fields can be set to different values.

2

CUSTOM_​FIELD_​n_​TYPE
CUSTOM_​FIELD_​
n_​CODE

where n = 1,2 or 3

You can display three notes or reference numbers in these fields. For each field you enter:

NOTE or REF_NUMBER in the Value field of the CUSTOM_FIELD_n_TYPE parameter

the reference number type or note type in the Value field of the corresponding CUSTOM_FIELD_n_CODE parameter

To view the list of valid Note types go to

CLASSIC INTERFACE > RECORDS > STATIC DATA MAINTENANCE > Note Types

To view the list of valid Reference Number types go to

CLASSIC INTERFACE > RECORDS > STATIC DATA MAINTENANCE > Reference Number Types

In the screenshot example above the Fees Note and Exam Entry Special Requirements fields display notes; the UCAS Personal ID field displays a reference number.

3

ATTENDANCE_​IN_​USE

USE_​PERSON_​NOTES

You can display or hide the Personal and Notes tabs using these parameters.

Set the Value to TRUE to display the tab, FALSE to hide it (or NONE in the case of EXAM_ENTRY_TYPE)

Note also that the Finance tab is visible only to users belonging to the QP_STUDENT_FINANCE LDAP group.

4

WORK_​ADDRESS

TERM_​ADDRESS

MAILING_​LABEL

These parameters determine which of the various student addresses (note that MAILING_LABEL is simply the term used for the mailing address) will appear on the Contacts tab.

Set the Value to TRUE to display an address, FALSE to hide it.

In the screenshot example above the home, term and mailing addresses are shown. The work address is hidden.

The organisation of parameters

Parameters are divided by namespace and by group as shown below. Namespace is used to indicate the area of the product suite in which the parameter operates — such as QuercusLive or QuercusPlus Admissions. Group is used to group parameters which operate in concert with one another.

Namespace

Group

OpenCampus

Ldap

Smart Links

Validation

QuercusLive *

Assisted Enr

Course Browse

Courseconf

Curr Build

Event Reg

Graduation

Group App

Online App

Online Enq

Online Payment

Online Reg

Premium Vanilla

Ql4s

Reserve Place

Student Survey

Update Profile

Work Placement

QuercusLive Payments *

Dhc

Realex

Streamline

QuercusPlus Admissions *

Ukpass

QuercusPlus Global

Flexible Curriculum

System

QuercusPlus Menu

Embedded Forms

Messages

Options

Student View

* Optional — visible if module has been installed

Changing parameters

Note: you must have the correct administrator-level permissions in order to access Control Centre and change the parameters.

1Login to QuercusPlus Menu with administrator permissions and select CONTROL CENTRE.

2Select the Set-up screen.

3Select Parameters.

4Filter the list by namespace or group (see above) and click Search.

5Choose the parameter associated with the field you want to change (see Example — how parameters affect the display of information on the Students screen) and click the corresponding edit icon .

The Edit Parameter screen opens.

6Change the Value to the desired setting and click Save.

Quercus Control Centre Parameters Reference

Introduction

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