Background imports

Bug #634184 reported by Matthew Gallagher
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Douglas Cerna

Bug Description

SchoolTool should send a response immediately when imported data is done uploading then process the data asyncronously server side. This would reduce or eliminate timeouts when uploading data from the web interface. A UI element would probably be needed to keep track of the data as it is processing, but adding this feature would get rid of a major frustration encountered when using SchoolTool with a flaky network connection.


An administrator wants to import a large dataset over a proxy server.

Current:Currently when she does this, the file will upload, but the connection may time out during the processing, causing her to have to start all over.

Proposed fix: The server returns a "upload complete" message, and puts a UI element such as "processing data" to the side of the screen.Since the data is being processed without maintaining a connection to the client, there will be not be as many issues with timeouts.

Changed in cando:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in schooltool:
assignee: nobody → Douglas Cerna (replaceafill)
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
no longer affects: cando
Changed in schooltool:
assignee: Douglas Cerna (replaceafill) → Justas Sadzevičius (justas-pov)
milestone: none → 2.4.0
summary: - SchoolTool should send an immediate response on upload complete when
- importing data
+ Background imports
Changed in schooltool:
milestone: 2.4.0 → 2.5.0
Changed in schooltool:
milestone: 2.5.0 → 2.7.0
Changed in schooltool:
assignee: Justas Sadzevičius (justas-pov) → Douglas Cerna (replaceafill)
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in schooltool:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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