New Census Fileset 1203 for Summer Census 2019

SIMS Summer Census 2019

Capita have now made available the final version of the Census fileset for the summer Census 2019.

We are not expecting there to be another one released before the census. As usual, please ensure that you are on the latest version of SIMS which is the spring upgrade, 7.186.

Download the fileset now! →

Downloading and Applying a Fileset

  1. Save the ZIP file to an available folder; it doesn’t matter what folder is chosen as the ZIP does not contain any sensitive data.
  2. Extract (unzip) the .mfs file to an available folder, it is fine to use the same folder as that where you downloaded the ZIP.
  3. Open SIMS and select Tools | Setups | Import Fileset.
  4. You can use the browse to select the .mfs file.
  5. A rectangle outlining the content of the Fileset will appear. If you are happy with the content you should click ‘Import Fileset’ button.
  6. A message will appear in the rectangle to indicate that the Fileset is being imported.
  7. When the import is complete a message will pop up reminding you that you should restart SIMS.
  8. After you have restarted SIMS you will see the new Fileset number displayed in the Statutory Returns applications.

Should you wish us to import the fileset for you please contact our SIMS Service Desk on 0345 222 1551 • Option 3 or email MISservicedesk@schoolbusinessservices.co.uk


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Please ensure that you have had your Summer upgrade and are on SIMS 7.184 and then carry out the instructions to import the latest file.

For further details see our recent blog post.

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For further details see our recent blog post.

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