August 18, 2016: Integration Announcement

Hello Campus Application Developers,

 

Here is the SIS Integrations team weekly summary of items of interest to our integration partners.

Upcoming Server Work

The SIS infrastructure team will be doing production server configuration work on Friday, August 19 from 5:45 to 6:30 a.m. There may be system slowness during this time while the cache rebuilds.

Campus No Fly Zone - 8/15 - 9/4

Beginning Monday, 8/15, the campus implemented the customary three week freeze on production changes that may impact UC Berkeley Student Systems - traditionally called the “no fly zone”.  During this time the SIS Integrations team will not deploy any code changes to Production.  Please continue to let us know about bugs or issues with the APIs but we will need to wait to deploy until GL 6.0k on Thursday, 9/8/16 unless they are blockers and are approved by the Change Request Board.

API Usage

As SIS API usage grows on campus, we are getting many questions about terminology, data interpretation and other usage issues. We are working hard right now to research each one to validate results, identify possible bugs and provide more clarity around an API.  Please continue to send us your questions and bear with us, we are working as quickly as we can to get back to you with a resolution.

Top Issues Being Researched

  • Enrollment API - we are investigating a report that enrollments displayed in CalCentral do not match the output of the Enrollment API.

  • Student API - we are investigating a report that cumulative units and cumulative GPA displayed in CalCentral do not match the output of the API.

  • Student API - we are investigating a reported issue where completed, discontinued or otherwise inactive Plans are omitted from the Student EDO.

Additional Information

Each Friday, the SIS Integrations team holds Virtual Office Hours from 1-3 pm to answer questions and discuss issues you may be having. To join us, call 1-888-240-2560 - meeting ID: 113695594.  

 

We welcome your feedback. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at ask-sis-integrations@lists.berkeley.edu.

 

Regards,

SIS Integration Team