Federal Student Aid - IFAP
PublicationDate: 7/23/99
Summary: EDExpress Patch for Resolving Direct Loan, Pell Import Errors
Author: CPS - Central Processing System (CPS)

Posted on July 23, 1999

TO: All Destination Points
FROM: CPS Customer Service
RE: EDExpress Patch for Resolving Direct Loan, Pell Import

We are in the process of developing a software patch file to resolve
Direct Loan and Pell import errors in EDExpress Version 5.3. This patch file
will be available for FTP download NLT July 30th, 1999, and will resolve two
recently discovered issues in Version 5.3. It will overwrite DLL files on
your PC workstations that are generating the import error messages.

The two issues resolved by the patch are explained below:

1) If you attempt to import a large number of records into the Direct Loan
module, you may receive an "Out of Memory" or "Can't open any more tables"
error. The actual number of records necessary to trigger one of these errors
will vary depending on your available system resources. This problem is
caused by a memory leak and will be resolved once you install the
forthcoming patch.

2) As conveyed in a network message earlier this week, batch integrity errors are
being generated when importing Pell Origination acknowledgement files for more
than 175 records or Pell Disbursement acknowledgements for more than 97 records.
Once the patch file is installed, you will be able to import these files and any future
acknowledgement files for any number of Pell Origination and/or Disbursement

We will send another follow-up message the week of July 26th informing you of the
availability of the patch and how to download and install it on your system.

We apologize for any inconvenience these issues may have caused. If you have
any questions, please call 800-330-5947, and select option 3 (for Direct
Loan) or option 4 (for Pell). You can also send email inquiries to