This documentation provides a summary overview of the major improvements, updates, fixes, and changes made in the Ed-Fi ODS / API v2.6. A comprehensive listing of all changes is documented in the Release Notes section.
This section briefly describes new features and enhancements built into the ODS / API v2.6 and provides links to additional documentation. ODS / API v2.6 implements Ed-Fi Data Standard v2.2, which means there are no breaking data standard changes accompanying this release.
There are multiple student identifiers in the education data ecosystem. Several cases have emerged in the Ed-Fi Community where student IDs in API transactions (i.e., the
studentUniqueId field) is not known to the client application. As a result, a related transaction fails. This issue has been raised in, for example, the ODS-1824, ODS-2664, and ODS-2791 tickets.
The recommended long-term solution is to facilitate, push, and drive rostering products to support configuration of different IDs for different agencies, and to store all roster IDs. However, the Ed-Fi ODS / API v2.6 includes a student identification code translation functionality as a stopgap measure.
Things to consider while using this feature:
See the following documentation for details:
Visual Studio 2017 (Community edition or higher) or Visual Studio 2015 (Professional edition or higher) can be used as development environment ODS / API v2.6.
This release also includes a number of bug fixes contributed by the Ed-Fi Alliance and implementers. Details are catalogued in the Release Notes section of this documentation.