Koha How-To

Koha Question of the Week: Can we automate our student and faculty imports directly into Koha?

Each Friday, we will bring you a new Koha Question of the Week. We will select real questions that we receive and share the answers with you!

Question: Can we automate our students and faculty imports directly into Koha?

Yes, with Koha we can automate student and faculty imports from an SIS (student information systems)!

Your institution can send an import file via SFTP where ByWater Solutions can run a cron job daily, weekly or monthly to bring those new or updated patron loads into the Koha System.

We can also email results if there were invalid entries, no matches, display what was overwritten, what was successfully imported , or any errors that show after the import is run.

Setting the import up

Please submit a ticket or contact ByWater Solutions for more information!