Like most Aspen districts, we have several external systems that we regularly need to send files to for various student information. State reporting, messaging systems, assessment systems, and nutrition systems to name a few. The standard way to accomplish this in Aspen is:
- Create a job that executes the export to generate the data file
- Create a job that executes the SSH File Transfer Procedure to send that file
While this works, often times you are exporting multiple files to the same site at roughly the same time, and it would be much easier to export all the files and then send them all together with a single transfer job. For example, if you are using a messaging system to send absence notifications, you might have all your elementary schools sending at 9:00 am. Scheduling an export job for each elementary and a single SSH file transfer would be easier.