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PublicationDate: 1/29/99
Summary: Upcoming Automatic Message Class Update
Author: TIV/WAN - Title IV Wan Customer Service


Poated on May 6, 1999

TO: ALL TITLE IV WAN DESTINATION POINTS

FROM: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

RE: Upcoming Automatic Message Class Update

DATE: January 29, 1999,

On February 2, Title IV WAN will send out the message class "MESSAGTB" to all
users. Both EDconnect for Windows version 2.3.0 and IAM version 1.6.0 will
automatically request, download, and import this new message table with your
next connection to the network. After the MESSAGTB file has been imported,
the new message table will be used from that point onward.

The new message table will include the following change:

DIOD00OP ACK.-DISBURSEMENT ORIGINATION sender ID corrected from TG50002 to
TG50005.

You probably will not notice the above actions, except for an Import Dialog
Box, which will appear on your screen and display the progress of the import
as the file is importing. It is very important that you do not click on the
CANCEL button during the import procedure. If you cancel the automatic update,
you will need to import the file manually.

USING MULTIPLE PC's:

If you had performed a network install of EDconnect 2.2.0, with numerous
workstations, the new message table will copy to the edconn.mdb file that
is on your network drive. The individual workstations all will have access
to the new message table after it has imported.

USING MULTIPLE STAND-ALONE PC's

Only the PC that downloads the "MESSAGTB" will have its message class
Database updated. Other stand-alone PC's will need to have the MESSAGTB file
manually imported. You can copy the received MESSAGTB.*** file onto a
diskette and manually import the file into the EDconnect for Windows or DOS
IAM software located on the other stand-alone PC's. If you have questions on
manually importing this file please call Tile IV WAN customer service at
1-800-615-1189.

It is also important to remember that if you ever re-install either
EDconnect for windows 2.3.0 or IAM 1.6.0, you must manually import the
MESSAGTB file, or make a request to Title IV WAN customer service to restore
the most recent MESSAGTB to your mailbox. The same would be true if you are
planning on converting from IAM for DOS to EDconnect for Windows.

MAINFRAME USERS:

You will need to receive the MESSAGTB file from your mailbox. Your receive
statement should specify FLT=73 because it is a compressed file. Decompress
this file at a logical record length of 80. This file will list one record
for each current and deleted message class. Compare this file with the
previous message table to determine which message classes have been added or
updated.

If you have any questions about the message table, call Title IV WAN
at 1-800-615-1189 or via electronic mail at T4WAN@NCS.COM.