Summary: UPCOMING AUTOMATIC MESSAGE CLASS UPDATE ON TIV WAN
Author: TIV/WAN - Title IV Wan Customer Service
Posted on May 6, 1999
TO: ALL TITLE IV WAN DESTINATION POINTS
FROM: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
RE: UPCOMING AUTOMATIC MESSAGE CLASS UPDATE ON TIV WAN
DATE: March 16, 1999
On March 19, 1999, Title IV WAN will send the message class "Messagtb" to
all users. EDconnect will automatically request, download, and import 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
This messagtb file will add one new NSLDS message class to your Message Class
table, and delete an existing NSLDS message class in EDconnect.
The new message class will be called "TEFFILOP," and the description will
appear as "Threshold, Error/Field Codes." This new message class will use
"TG50012" as a user ID, and the record length will appear as "80". The
deleted message class is TEFFILOP.
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 2.3.0, 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 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 software located on the other stand-alone PC's. If you have
questions on manually importing this file please call Title IV WAN Customer
Service at 800 615 1189.
It is also important to remember if you ever re-install the EDconnect
software, 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
You will need to retrieve 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.