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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-9077

SCORM Package Import Failure



    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.8
    • Fix Version/s: 1.8.7, 1.9.3, 2.0
    • Component/s: Forms Library, SCORM
    • Labels:
    • Environment:
      Windows XP SP2, MySQL, Apache, IE7 (and Firefox)
    • Database:
    • Affected Branches:
    • Fixed Branches:


      If I install Moodle 1.8 Windows complete package, let the database install and complete first setup, then rename the moodle folder to moodle-1.7 and extract the latest moodle-1.8 generic build in its place, then go to the /admin/ page and authenticate as administrator to apply the database table changes, then create a new course in the Miscellaneous group, then automatically get prompted to Add an AICC/SCORM package, then choose to upload the package as uploaded to http://www.peterchamberlin.dsl.pipex.com/M2775101-2004.zip, then provide a title and description for it and then click the Save Changes button then...

      I get the following JavaScript error to begin with:

      Line: 189
      Char: 3
      Error: 'parentNode' is null or not an object
      Code: 0
      URL: http://ws806/course/modedit.php?add=scorm&type=&course=2&section=0&return=0

      This is caused by:
      function validate_mod_scorm_mod_form_reference(element) {
      var frm = element.parentNode; // This line

      Which is called by:
      ret = validate_mod_scorm_mod_form_reference(frm.elements['reference']) && ret

      Which fails because there's no such element "reference"

      Getting past this error then results in a pause while the package is extracted and made ready to be added to the course and then I receive an empty HTML page and no error message. If I wipe down the filename and go to the /course/ folder then I see that the package has not been added and it goes through the auto-add process again. I see that the package files have been extracted to course folder "2" but in the \moodledata\2\moddata\scorm\KdkWOQVF\ folder I see some of the extracted files and the package .zip file - but in checking what's been extracting I see that the operation stopped before file \M2775101\help\help\measureDCVoltage_images\MeasureDCVoltage_04.jpg was in place. On repeating this entire process in Firefox I note that the extraction stops around the same place, but not on the exact file. Firefox also raises a JavaScript error and receives an empty page in response to the Save Changes form submission.

      This seems like a pretty major fault to have in a 1.8 version that's being "polished". It seems to be package specific as most of my generated content files, and some from other vendors, goes wrong in a similar manor. Others work fine. Our package is SCORM 2004 3rd Edition conformant.


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              piers Piers Harding
              pinkduck Peter Chamberlin
              Dan Marsden
              Component watchers:
              Adrian Greeve, Jake Dallimore, Mathew May, Mihail Geshoski, Peter Dias, Damyon Wiese, Dan Marsden, Matteo Scaramuccia, Adrian Greeve, Jake Dallimore, Mathew May, Mihail Geshoski, Peter Dias
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