iSAMS: How to set up integration

This article tells you what you need to do to sync data from iSAMS (also known as IRIS Ed:Gen) to Tes Parents' Meetings, both when setting your system up for the first time and when you later want to refresh the data.

Setting up iSAMS integration

Note: This section only needs to be followed if you are setting your system up for the first time or your iSAMS details have changed. If the integration is already set up please follow the Syncing your data from iSAMS section below.

1. Create a new single Batch API key for the following data areas using the iSAMS API Management Module (please contact iSAMS direct if you don't have this module):
  • HR Manager Datasets - Current Staff  
  • Pupil Manager Datasets - Current Students  
  • Pupil Manager Datasets - Custom Group Membership 
  • Pupil Manager Datasets - Custom Groups  
  • Pupil Manager Datasets - Contacts (Filtered)  
  • School Manager Datasets - Academic Houses 
  • School Manager Datasets - Boarding Houses 
  • School Manager Datasets - School Divisions 
  • School Manager Datasets - School Forms 
  • School Manager Datasets - Year Groups 
  • Teaching Manager Datasets - Departments & Subjects 
  • Teaching Manager Datasets - Teaching Sets 
  • Teaching Manager Datasets - Teaching Set Lists
  • Teaching Manager Datasets - Teaching Forms

2. If you're asked for a list of allowed IP addresses in the iSAMS API Services Manager, use the following:


3. Set the API Key Cache Expiry to 1 hour, rather than the default 24 hours. 

Once you have set this up please enter your iSAMS web address and the Batch API key in your system (either in the Getting Started Wizard or in Settings > Data Input Source) along with the other details the page requires. 

If the API setup asks you for the Integrator Properties please enter 

SchoolCloud and SchoolCloud Parents Evening respectively. 

In SchoolCloud

  1. Log in to SchoolCloud Parents Evening as an admin.
  2. If this is the first time you have used the system you will be presented with the Getting Started wizard and can select iSAMS from the available School Management Systems in the second step: 

  3. Alternatively, go to the navigation bar on the left and click  Settings, then Data Import Source. The system will then display a box where you can enter the details which you obtained earlier:  

Syncing your data from iSAMS

Once iSAMS integration is in place you can run a sync from iSAMS at any time. To ensure all your data is up to date, we recommend this is done whenever you are setting up a new evening or event. 

If you need to run a sync while you have a live evening or event, be aware that if a teacher or student with existing bookings is removed by the new sync those bookings will also be deleted from the system.

To perform a sync with iSAMS please follow the steps below:

  1. Log into the SchoolCloud administrator panel.
  2. Click Data on the left. This will take you to the Data Dashboard page.

  3. Click Run.