Summary: Upcoming Automatic Message Class Update
Author: TIV/WAN - Title IV Wan Customer Service
Posted on April 2, 1999
TO: ALL TITLE IV WAN DESTINATION POINTS
FROM: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
RE: Upcoming Automatic Message Class Update
DATE: April 1, 1999
On April 5, Title IV WAN will send out the message class "MESSAGTB" to all users. EDconnect for Windows 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 all of the necessary message classes for completing Year 2K testing with the application systems. These message classes are to be used for Year 2K testing only. Year 2K test plans and test cases can be found at the Deparment of Education's web site at URL www.ed.gov. Click on the Year 2K icon and then select the Year 2K events button.
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 for Windows, 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.
USING MULTIPLE STAND-ALONE PC's
Only the PC that downloads the "MESSAGTB" will have its message class database 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 the EDconnect for Windows software located on the other stand-alone PC's. If you have questions on manually importing this file please call Tile IV WAN customer service at 1-800-615-1189.
It is also important to remember that if you ever re-install EDconnect for Windows, 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.
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.