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### Get an error "The spreadsheet file report_grades.msg cannot be found. "

by Pan Luo -
Number of replies: 5
I get the following error when viewing the "grades" section: The spreadsheet file /home/www/webwork/courses/MATH104/templates/email/report_grades.msg cannot be found.

Any solutions? Thanks!

### Re: Get an error "The spreadsheet file report_grades.msg cannot be found. "

by Pan Luo -

Screenshot attached. The message appears below the grades table.

On line 96 in function scoring_info:
return "There is no additional grade information. The spreadsheet file $filePath cannot be found." unless -e "$scoringDirectory/\$merge_file";

I'm guessing it's just some feature we're not using, does anybody know what it is?

### Re: Get an error "The spreadsheet file report_grades.msg cannot be found. "

by Gavin LaRose -
Hi Pan,

I'm not an expert on this function, but I believe this is a mundane warning message. The WeBWorK system supports uploading additional grades to be included in the grades report, and I think this may be the message indicating that there is no such file.

Gavin

### Re: Get an error "The spreadsheet file report_grades.msg cannot be found. "

So this would be my guess to, but now I'm interested in using this feature (if it is one) and I can't find anyplace that it is documented. Does anyone know where I should be looking?

Hal

### Re: Get an error "The spreadsheet file report_grades.msg cannot be found. "

by Michael Gage -
It's an undocumented feature that was mostly used by me. Now-a-days I tend to use the moodle-webwork bridge one scheme and use the moodle gradebook so this feature has become somewhat redundant.

I'll try to write semi-complete documents up on the wiki -- but the idea is the same as if you send an email message to your students which merges grade information from the spreadsheet. (There are documents on how to do that.
see http://webwork.maa.org/wiki/A_day_in_the_life_of_a_WeBWorK_instructor#Sending_Email_to_Students )

If you save this email with file name: report_grades.msg then it gets picked up and displayed whenever a student views their grade in WeBWorK using the link in the upper left margin. (You don't actually have to send the email.). The email file is in the email directory, the corresponding merge file spreadsheet is in the scoring directory with the name specified in composing the email file.

What I've written above is essentially right, but I don't have time to check that I've gotten all the details right now. If someone gets this to work and feels like posting more detailed directions on the wiki please feel free to do so. I'll get to it eventually, but perhaps not that soon. :-)

-- Mike