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PublicationDate: 8/2/99
Summary: Upcoming Automatic Message Class Update
Author: PSS - Program Systems Service


Posted on August 2, 1999


TO: ALL TITLE IV WAN DESTINATION POINTS

FROM: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 1999 Message # 97

RE: Upcoming Automatic Message Class Update

DATE: July 29, 1999

On August 1, 1999 Title IV WAN will send out the message class "MESSAGTB" to
All users. EDconn32 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 changes:

Msg Cls: Descrp: Sender ID: Rec. Lngth:
PGRA00OP DATA REQUEST ACK TG54880 100

Deletions:

Msg Cls: Descrp:
ESOA00OP STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT
ESPS00OP STUDENT PAYMENT SUMMARY DATA
PCOA00OP PROC PELL PMT DATA BATCH REPL
PCOE00OP PELL PAYMENT BATCH ERRORS
PCOL00OP PELL FAA LETTER
PCON00OP PROCESSED PELL PAYMENT DATA
PCOP00OP PELL POTENTIAL OVERAWARD DATA
PCOW00OP PELL VERIFICATION W DATA
PCOY00OP YTD PROCESSED PELL PMT DATA
ESPR00IN PELL DATA REQUEST
PREQ00IN PELL PAYMENT DATA

The message table update will be transparent to you 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 have performed a network install of EDconn32, 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 been imported.

USING MULTIPLE STAND-ALONE PC's

The PC that downloads the "MESSAGTB" will have its message table 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 EDconn32 software located on the other stand-alone PC's.
If you have questions on manually importing this file please contact Title IV
WAN customer service at 1-800-615-1189 or via e-mail at T4WAN@ncs.com.

It is important to remember if you ever re-install EDconn32, 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.

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, contact Title IV WAN at
1-800-615-1189 or via electronic mail at T4WAN@ncs.com.