How to add customized fields on student's demographic page

lin_aaron
Padawan

How to add customized fields on student's demographic page

Hello,

 

We are new to PowerSchool SIS. We want to customize some entry fields on the student's demographics page for our need. How can we do it?

 

Thank you so much.

 

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3 Replies
JeromeO
PowerSchool Mentor
PowerSchool Mentor

By using database extensions, page fragments, and insertion points.  I highlighted these terms because this is what you'll need to search on specifically for the documentation, guides, and other user posts on this topic. Customization is a big topic and sub-field of PS administration all on its own, and while we can offer tips and recommendations to specific questions (always remember to post your code!), beginning-to-end training is a bit beyond scope for a series of forum posts.

 

Depending on your familiarity and experience with coding, PS-HTML can be a bit of a hump to get over when first starting out and learning how to do it "the PowerSchool way" but once you're comfortable with it, it becomes fairly easy to do what you're thinking of doing anywhere.

 

Here's what I have in our district that specifically addresses your example.  I added our state student ID at the bottom as a field that can't be altered:

 

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Also recommend that this topic be moved to the SIS Administrator forum, as your screenshot isn't related to PowerSchool mobile (plus we can't customize the mobile app anyway).

 

 

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MuhammadI
Apprentice

Hi @JeromeO I'm very new with the customization, and I want to learn more about customization. I have searching for the guidance or step by step from PS Community, google, youtube but still confused 😅

I'm very happy if you can guide me how to add 1 field at the bottom of the student Demographics page. Thank you.

JeromeO
PowerSchool Mentor
PowerSchool Mentor

@MuhammadI  I highly recommend attending an in-person PowerSchool conference (whether it's the official PowerSchool-run PSU, a local PowerSchool user group, or the run-by-users PSUG conferences).

 

I also recommend grabbing the free customization reference plugin from Marcia-Brenner Associates.  If you're a technical contact for your school/district, the PowerSource developer site will also provide some guidance.

 

But again, neither of these are comprehensive training resources that teach you how to begin with customization. They are both reference guides, not full training.  As I wrote last year, full training is beyond the scope and capability of this forum.  Writing and maintaining such a comprehensive guide as well as addressing follow-up questions and supporting end-user projects would be a full-time job in and of itself.

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District Size: 12,000+
Server Config: On-prem/Self-hosted 3 app+1 db+2 test

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