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Tip of the Week: Viewing Status of Batches Via On-line Query

PublicationDate: 3/20/98
Summary: Tip of the Week: Viewing Status of Batches Via On-line Query
Author: CPS - Central Processing System (CPS)

Posted March 20, 1998

To: EDE Destination Points
From: CPS Customer Service
RE: Tip of the Week: Viewing Status of Batches Via On-line Query

This week's tip for all EDE participants: Viewing Status of Batches Via On-line Query

FEATURE/PROCESS: Use Title IV WAN's NETCONNECT software to access WAN
Query and CPS Query systems for detailed information about your EDE batches. CPS
Query shows the status of the batches you send to and receive from the CPS. WAN
Query lets you view your electronic mailbox to see when data was picked up for
processing and when processed data was downloaded by your destination point.

Under CPS Query, choose option 2 (Process Control) and then option 2 (Display
Batches By MDE or Destination Code) to display all CPS batch numbers sent or received
by your destination point. You can then view detail information on a specific batch.

Under WAN Query, choose option 1 (Network Traffic) to view all data in your electronic

For more detailed instructions on these and other options available through the On-line
Query system, please see the CPS Query Guide (which was distributed with EDExpress
version 4.0) and Section 6 of the Title IV WAN User's Guide.

WHY YOU SHOULD USE IT: The Query tools allow you to keep close track of your
application processing batches -- your ISIRs and any electronic applications,
corrections, and duplicates you may have sent in. You never have to wonder again if a
batch is processed or when you picked up an ISIR batch. By easily moving back and
forth between the CPS and WAN Query systems (during a single NETCONNECT
session), you can follow your batch through the entire processing cycle.

For example, if you sent in a batch of electronic corrections but can't locate the related
ISIRs, you can first access WAN Query to identify when the batch was picked up by
CPS. You can then go to CPS Query and see when the corrections were processed and
transmitted to your mailbox. The Transmitted Date in CPS Query identifies when the
batch was put on the WAN for you to download. By returning to WAN Query, you can
identify when you downloaded the batch to import to your system or if you still need to
download the batch. Having this information allows you to locate the downloaded
batch on your system to import and continue processing.

Note: Only the TG ID which does your EDE processing has access to CPS Query. See
the CPS Query Guide for available query options.

If you would like someone to walk you through using CPS Query, please contact CPS
Customer Service at 1-800-330-5947, option 8. If you would like a walkthrough of
NETCONNECT or WAN Query, please contact Title IV WAN Customer Service at

Last Modified: 08/16/1999