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UPCOMING AUTOMATIC MESSAGE CLASS UPDATE

PublicationDate: 5/29/98
Summary: UPCOMING AUTOMATIC MESSAGE CLASS UPDATE
Author: TIV/WAN - Title IV Wan Customer Service


Posted May 29, 1998


TO: ALL TITLE IV WAN DESTINATION POINTS
FROM: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
RE: UPCOMING AUTOMATIC MESSAGE CLASS UPDATE

DATE: May 28, 1998

On May 29, 1998, Title IV WAN sent the message class "Messagtb"
to all users. Both IAM and EDconnect for Windows should have
automatically requested, downloaded, and imported this new message
table with your connection to the network. After the MESSAGTB file
has been imported, the new message table will be used from that point
onward.

This messagtb file will add one new NSLDS message class to your
Message Class table in EDconnect. The new message class will be
called "SHSNTFOP," and the description will appear as "Perkins
File Level Edits." This new message class will use "TG50012" as
a user ID, and the record length will appear as "180."

You probably will not notice the above actions, 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 had performed a network install of EDconnect 2.2.0, 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 imported.

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 THE FILE INTO THE DOS IAM OR EDCONNECT FOR
WINDOWS SOFTWARE LOCATED ON THE OTHER
STAND-ALONE PCs. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ON MANUALLY
IMPORTING THIS FILE PLEASE CALL TITLE IV WAN CUSTOMER
SERVICE AT 1-800-615-1189.

IT IS ALSO IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT IF YOU EVER
RE-INSTALL EITHER EDCONNECT FOR WINDOWS 2.2.0
OR IAM 1.6.0, 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. THE SAME WOULD BE TRUE IF YOU ARE
PLANNING ON CONVERTING FROM IAM FOR DOS TO EDCONNECT
FOR WINDOWS.

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, call Title IV WAN
at 1-800-615-1189 or via electronic mail at T4WAN@NCS.COM.

Last Modified: 08/16/1999