Spider – Hide tabs in Student Information View

Available in Spider version 2014.03.04 or above.

PCSchool now allows schools to hide the various tabs within the Student Information View in Spider. This means, for example, that you can hide the Medical Conditions tab or Special Needs tab from students when they enter the Student Information View in Spider.

Options to hide the various tabs are found in the Administration control – Update Configuration File in the Spider.Hide Student Tabs





Spider – Student Info ability to hide / show absence and late information to different users

Available in Spider version 2013.10 and above (Post Conference release available in October)

PCSchool has added the ability to hide or show the students Absence and Lates tabs in the Student Information view for various users: teachers, caregivers or students. This can be done using special keys in the Spider Configuration File.Hide or Show Student Absence and Lates tabs

The keys  in spider config are:



TCS says the tab should be shown for Teachers (T), Caregivers (C ) and Students (S)

If its just for teachers, put only T in this value.

Spider – Caregivers ability to see Student Address details

Available in Spider Version 2013.08.12.xxx or above.

PCSchool has now enhanced the ability for schools to hide or display student address details from various caregivers when viewed in the Student Information control.

There are two security objects that can be used to set these rights for different caregivers. they are:Security Objects

If you have “Spider Show Address” object for any users “User Rights”, then they can see the address. But if the “Deny Address Access” exists, then that overrides all other security related to this.

Split family in spider:

  •    By default don’t show the address
  •    If you have object 289, then it will show address

Normal family in spider:

  •    By default show the address
  •    If they have object 292, then don’t show address

You need to update the spider if you want this to work and download an import a new SSObjects.tmp file. The SSObjects.tmp file can be found in the latest Programs Followup, once downloaded the .tmp file should be added to the PCSchool\Data folder on the server and then imported in: Import SSObjects File