This documentation provides a summary overview of the major improvements, updates, enhancements, fixes, and changes in made in the Ed-Fi Dashboards v3.0. The Release Notes section of this documentation has a complete list of changes.
This dashboard release delivers compatibility with the Ed-Fi ODS / API v3.2 along with a few minor bug fixes.
ODS / API v3.2 Compatibility
This version of the Ed-Fi Dashboards is compatible with the Ed-Fi ODS / API v3.2 release, which includes significant changes included in the Ed-Fi Data Standard v3.1. The notable changes that impact the Dashboards include:
A change to the natural key structure of the Section and Grading Period entities to remove volatility
Removal of enumerations from the model
Expansion of and changes to the Calendar model
Changes in the structure of student characteristics
Changes in the Staff Leave Event and Absence Event entities
The full list of improvements and bug fixes for the Ed-Fi Dashboards v3.0 Tech Preview are cataloged in the Release Notes.
Business Rule Updates
In order to achieve compatibility and minimize changes to the Dashboard presentation layer, a few business rules were updated to make clear assumptions in the dashboard code. In some of these cases, the model adds flexibility that will require an in-depth review and code updates to realize the benefits. As you review the changed business rules, note the dashboard version to which the rule applies.
The Ed-Fi Dashboards v3.0 are not backward compatible with previous versions of the code base. The dashboard code contains several structural and schema changes to support the Ed-Fi ODS / API v3.1 and v3.2 and are not compatible with previous versions.
Implementers of Dashboards v3.0 should note that this release is not backward compatible with:
Versions of the Ed-FI ODS / API prior to v3.1
Legacy SSIS dashboard packages
Find out more about what's new in Dashboards v3.0: