What is the max number of programs?


#1

Dear Colleagues,

I thought that I read somewhere that the maximum number of programs which can be created in The Great Reading Adventure is four. What is the maximum?

Thank you,

Christopher


#2

This was my understanding, too (maximum 4 programs, which, in the latest released version, are already set up). I, too, read it somewhere. BUT, I just went in and created a 5th program. So I’m not sure why there is a limit stated in the documentation, or whether my newly-created 5th program will cause issues down the line. (@harald might know, but he’s likely unable to dive into the “why” right now if he doesn’t.)

If it turns out that only 4 programs are the maximum recommended, you could get around that program maximum by setting up multiple programs under multiple organizations. But multiple tenancy, which I set up last year, was trickier to set up and to manage. Happy to share my notes on that if you’d like, but I am glad I’m setting up all programs under only one organization this year!


#3

You can have as many programs as you want! We default to four because it’s what we use for our summer reading program. I’m sorry about any confusion!


#4

Awesome! I also thought I read it somewhere so I’ll try and track down that blurb.


#5

http://manual.greatreadingadventure.com/en/latest/installation/requirements-checklist/

Found the blurb in the manual under Configuration Step 3. While it doesn’t state a maximum, the phrase “You can opt to set up with four age-specific reading programs” does imply there can only be up to four programs. Actually, Step 3 really sounds like you can have either 1 program OR 4.

Perhaps add at the end of Step 3: “This step simply determines how many programs are initially created. You may add or delete programs after configuration and there is no maximum.” Or something like that…


#6

Holly and Harald,

Thank you for your comments.

Christopher