Student Custom Properties

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The student window in Accelerus shows the set of fields that hold the standard data about a student such as family name, given name, gender, etc. However, some schools wish to store other data about students in Accelerus, either to appear on reports or for analytical purposes.

Some of the additional information that a school might like to record include:

ESL status
Date of birth
A series of properties for awards presented annually to students
Students' scores on NAPLAN tests
Whether multiple copies of reports are required because of separated parents.

Accelerus allows schools to create customised student properties in order to store such additional data, via the Student Custom Properties tab of the School Settings window.

Once student custom properties have been set up, values may be assigned to these for students, as required.

They may be added either manually through the student's record in the Custom Properties tab, or imported in bulk using a CSV file.

They may also be modified and deleted using the same methods.


minusAdding/modifying via a student record

To assign or change custom property values for a student:

Find the student, using either Quick Find or the Student Explorer.
Open the student's record.
Click the Custom Properties tab in the student's window.

Set CustomStudentCustomPropTab

If the custom property you wish to assign or modify is not visible, click the Show all custom properties icon.

Set CustomStudentShowIcon

In the particular custom property required:
If it uses a list marking scheme, select the value required from the dropdown list.


In the case of date marking schemes, you may select the date from the date picker.


Otherwise, type in the value in the custom property for the student.

The toolbar will display the marking scheme's details so that the correct type of data may be entered, eg Comment of up to 100 characters, as shown below.

Set CustomStudentNewValues

Continue adding or changing values for custom properties, as required.
To delete a value for a particular custom property, highlight the value in the field and press the Delete key.
Click the Save icon to save the student's record.


minusImporting a CSV file of custom property values

Student custom property values may be imported into Accelerus using CSV files in the same way as any other student field.

The CSV file containing the student data needs to have a column for each custom property being imported. The heading row must contain either the code or the name of the custom property, as assigned when it was added in the Student Custom Properties tab of the School Settings window.

Because student custom properties are not mandatory fields, it is not necessary to import these at the same time and in the same file as all of the other student data being imported. You may, instead, use a CSV file to update in bulk any new or updated custom property values.

In this case, you need only include the Student Code field and a column for each of the custom properties you are importing.

Set CustomCSVFile



If a row for a student is missing data in the CSV for any of the custom properties being imported, any data in the database for the particular field will be deleted for the student, ie it will be updated with blank.