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NSLDS SSCR Updates

PublicationDate: 6/3/97
Summary: NSLDS SSCR Updates
Author: NSLDS - National Student Loan Data System


TO: ALL TITLE IV WAN DESTINATION POINTS 1997 MESSAGE # 31

FROM: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

RE: NSLDS SSCR UPDATE

DATE: JUNE 3, 1997

The June SSCR rosters have been distributed. They can be found
with message class SSCR98OP. Responding to requests from schools to
make the SSCR message class names more meaningful and easily
recognizable, the Department implemented new message class names
beginning with the June rosters. The new names are:

SSCR98OP NSLDS SSCR File
SSCE98OP NSLDS SSCR Error/Acknldgmnt
SSCR98IN NSLDS Automatic SSCR
SSCM98IN NSLDS Manual SSCR

On May 7, 1997 Title IV WAN sent out the automatic message class
update file; MESSAGTB to all users. The above mentioned message
classes will be added to your message class database once the
MESSAGTB file is automatically requested, downloaded, and imported. Most of
these actions will occur without you even noticing. One action you
may notice is the importing of the new message class database into
the software. An importing dialog box will display showing the progress
of the import as it moves towards 100%.

It is very important that you do not click on the cancel button
during this import procedure. If cancel is clicked the new message class
database will not be imported and the old one will continue to be
used. Speed of the import procedure will vary depending on your
computer's processor sped and available free resources.

If you run multiple stand-alone PCS only the PC that downloads the
MESSAGTB will have its message class database updated. Other
stand-alone PCS will need to have the MESSAGTB file manually
imported. You can copy the received MESSAGTB.*** file onto a diskette and
manually import into the EDconnect software (DOS or Windows)
located on the other stand-alone PCS. If you have questions on manually
importing this file please call Title IV WAN Customer Service at
800-615-1189.


The old SSCR message classes (DICR97OP, DECR97IN, etc.) will
continue to appear in the message class management database, and eventually
be phased out as the new message classes are used beginning June and
beyond.

Mainframe Users:

The only change that will effect your processes is the addition of
the above NSLDS send and receive message classes. Below are their
details:

Class Name: SSCR98OP
Description: NSLDS SSCR File
Compressed: Yes
Record Length: 330
Sender ID: TG53162

Class Name: SSCE98OP
Description: NSLDS SSCR Error/Acknldgmnt Compressed: Yes
Record Length: 360
Sender ID: TG53162

Class Name: SSCR98IN
Description: NSLDS Automatic SSCR
Compressed: Yes
Record Length: 330
Sender ID: TG53163

Class Name: SSCM98IN
Description: NSLDS Manual SSCR
Compressed: Yes
Record Length: 330
Sender ID: TG53163

Last Modified: 08/16/1999