As you may know, the DfE has changed the structure of its Awarding Bodies XML file (QAN_AB_V1.1.xml), which means that it can only be imported into SIMS where the schema file QAN_AB_V1.1.xsd is present in the workstation's SIMS .net folder.
ESS did not know of this change when we finalised the spring release, so schools will need to copy the QAN_AB_V1.1.xsd file to the SIMS .net folder of the workstation where they will run Tools | Examinations | Import Qualifications Data to import the QAN_AB_V1.1.xml file.
You can click on the link above to download a ZIP containing the QAN_AB_V1.1.xsd file. The XSD file should be extracted from the ZIP and copied to the SIMS .net folder of the workstation. Once this XSD file is in place we recommend restarting SIMS on that workstation before importing the Awarding Bodies XML file.
There are also two alternative approaches for solving this problem.
- Applying Consolidated Workstation Patch 2 for the SIMS Spring Release 2022 will deal with this issue and some other important issues, e.g. allowing filesets to be imported.
- Waiting until the SIMS Summer Release 2022 is available, as this release will automatically deploy the QAN_AB_V1.1.xsd to all workstations.