Summary: 32 Bit SSCR Product - Message #2
Author: CPS - Central Processing System (CPS)
Posted June 12, 1998
TO: All EDExpress Users
FROM: CPS Customer Service
RE: 32 Bit SSCR Product
The Department of Education is pleased to announce the availability of the 32 bit SSCR
product. This product will only execute on workstations that have Windows95 or NT as
their operating systems. This product is a standalone product, not a part of EDExpress.
This product has several advantages over the current functionality within the 16 bit
- This product executes much faster than the current product. As an example, the
benchmarking results for file imports from a network indicates the process executes
approximately 50 times faster then the current 16 bit product. It is faster in a stand alone
environment as well.
- The batch number has been modified to contain the full 8 digit OPE-ID. This is a major
benefit to users who process multiple campuses within one database.
- Moving to the 32 bit environment has allowed for enhanced grid capability. Users will
be able to size grids, hide columns, sort or filter within grids, print grids, and export from
- The query component has been completely redesigned to give users access to
predefined queries and allow users to run parameter queries, to modify queries, and to
build advanced parenthetical queries.
- Students can be tracked within the system at multiple OPEID codes. Now a student
may exist in the software under two different records/OPEID Codes.
The use of SSCR-32 software is optional at this time. Users may continue to use
EDExpress version 4.2 to conduct SSCR processing for the remainder of 1998 if they
wish. The actual SSCR reporting and processing cycle has not been changed; the file
formats that are received from NSLDS and sent to NSLDS are identical to the 16 bit
product. The file formats for external import change and external export have been
modified. A complete SSCR technical reference will be distributed with this software.
The Department of Education is committed to providing EDExpress containing the
application module, packaging module, Direct Loan module and the Pell module as a 32
bit product for 1999-2000. The SSCR 32 bit product is a good way to begin to familiarize
yourself with the new 32 bit functionality.
The 32 bit SSCR software will not be automatically distributed to all destination points at
this time. Beginning on June 12, if you are interested in ordering a copy you may do so
through the TIVWAN Voice Processing System (VPS) at 800-615-1189. Follow the steps
1.) Dial the 800-615-1189 phone number.
2.) Press option 1 if you have a touch tone phone or stay on the line if you have a rotary
phone. (!!THE REMAINING STEPS WILL ASSUME YOU HAVE A TOUCH TONE
3.) Enter the last five digits of your user id (TGXXXXX)
4.) Press option #8
5.) Press option #2
6.) At the tone type in the quantity requested followed by the # sign. (Note: First copy
is paid for by the Department but additional copies are paid by the user. See billing
section in User's Guide for details.)
7.) Press option #1 to confirm.
If you have any questions, please contact CPS Customer Service at 1-800-330-5947,
option 8, then option 4, or via e-mail at CPS@NCS.COM.