PRELOADING BULK EMPLOYEES ONTO THE SIGMA, VISIONPASS OR MORPHOWAVE READERS
(Via you Lauranka COMMS Sigma Software)
The following guide allows you to bulk preload employees into your Sigma, VisionPass or MorphoWave Reader. Please note once loaded the employee will be able to by default (unless overridden/changed) be able to Clock In/out using their ID Number and Keypad on the Reader.
Please note this process only Preloads the employees name and ID Number, you will still need to follow-up and register their biometrics (fingers, face, etc. depending on Reader). The beauty of this method though is that when undertaking the Biometric Registration you can do so by editing the employee on the Reader and adding only the biometric data vs having to add a complete new employee with name, ID, etc.
(if not please refer to the FAQ section)
To bulk upload Employee's (Name and ID number)
STEP 1. Open your Lauranka COMMS Sigma Software
STEP 2. Select 'Employees' from the 'Main Menu'
STEP 3. Select the Reader you will be using from the 3 options, i.e.
- 'Display Sigma'
- 'Display MorpoWave'
- 'Display VisionPass'
Please note if you are running more than one type of Reader (i.e. Sigma and MorphoWave) you will need to select independently above the Reader type and do the following for each Reader type.
STEP 4. Next select the 'Import' option. You now have the opportunity to select the type and location of the data to be imported and press 'Update All'. There are 3 options.
Option 1: Timeclock /(Comms*) - This allows you to import direct out of both our Lauranka Time Clock Series 3. If you select this option you need to then choose the location of the application Database.
Option 2: CSV File - This allows you to import a fairly generic CSV File. To use this option simple create a file in the following format and select it.
CSV File Format: Surname,Firstname,Card/ID Number
Option 3: SQL Server - This allows you to import direct out of both our Lauranka Time Clock SQL Series 3. If you select this option you need to then choose the location of the application Database.
STEP 5. Once you have completed STEP 4. the employees now appear backed up in the Employee list 'Templates on P.C.' under the main 'Employees' Screen (they are not yet in the Reader). At this point you can decide if you wish to leave them backed up to the Software only, immediately download them to the Reader(s), or alternatively edit them first so they can't use the Keypad option.
Instructions relating to Step 5 options are here