[K12OSN] OT database help

Huck dhuckaby at paasda.org
Tue Dec 6 19:01:46 UTC 2005

I'd suggest writing to the Pykota mailliset Peter.
Jerome or one of the gurus there likely would be able to answer you with 
a one-liner ;)

But for Pykota.
you add printers to printer groups
and you add users to user groups and then you can assign those groups to 
printers or printer groups.

Pykota has all of this available to you via the 'edpykota' command.


Peter Hartmann wrote:
> The scenario is this: The 8th grade needs more pykota credits because
> they are doing a paper.  I'd like to be able to add those credits for
> the group to postgresql.  FYI,I haven't added the users yet and I'm a
> little confused.  There are some printers I only want teachers to
> print to. Would I be adding a group "students" and then adding the
> classes groups to "students" and then the individulas to the classes
> groups?  Then I could add the student group to the printers I want
> accessible to students? Does that make sense and is that a good way to
> do it?  I figured that if I can't add groups to groups in the
> postgresql backend then I'd need a sortable list of students.
> Thanks,
> Peter
> On 12/6/05, Jim Kronebusch <jim at winonacotter.org> wrote:
>>On Tue, 6 Dec 2005 13:13:32 -0500, Peter Hartmann wrote
>>>I recently learned that I need to be able to sort users by class.
>>>I'm guessing that the best way is to have users in a database?  If I
>>>set up a table with fields for last name, first name, username, and class
>>>couldn't I import a csv file into it if the data was in the same
>>>order?  Or is there a way to sort rows by the data in a column in a
>>>spreadsheet?  Obviously my office chops are pretty sad.  Any thoughts?
>>I know Chuck Liebow has his LDAP configured with students and staff broken
>>down by school and grade.  This may help you.
>>It may help us offer advice if we knew why you need to sort them by class and
>>whether or not you need to be able to sort when viewing account running on the
>>system or just have a record of accounts in a spreadsheet that you can sort.
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