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Tip of the Week: Viewing FISAP Acknowledgment Files

PublicationDate: 8/23/99
Summary: Tip of the Week: Viewing FISAP Acknowledgment Files
Author: CPS - Central Processing System (CPS)


Posted on August 23, 1999

TO: All Destination Points
FROM: Title IV WAN and CPS Customer Service
RE: Tip of the Week: Viewing FISAP Acknowledgment Files

This week's tip highlights a feature in FISAP: Viewing FISAP Acknowledgment Files.

During the last FISAP processing cycle, users requested that we send acknowledgments that verify that their FISAP data submissions were successfully received by the processor. We have been able to implement your request for the 2000-2001 FISAP cycle. The processor will return an acknowledgment for every 2000-2001 FISAP data file that it receives from you. The file names for the acknowledgment records are as follows:

FEDA01OP.* FISAP Edit Acknowledgment File
FCUA01OP.* FISAP Receipt Acknowledgment File
FREA01OP.* Reallocation Acknowledgment File

These files will be sent over Title IV WAN as a text file and can be viewed from within the EDconnect software using either the Activity Log View or the Text File View.

To open the file from the Activity Log, go to FileLog to open the Activity Log. Next, find the entry for the received acknowledgment file (the entry will be in blue). Tab or scroll to the right until you find the File Name column. Double-click on the name of the acknowledgment file (for example, (C:When you double click on the name, the file will open within a text window. You may then print the file by selecting File

To open the file from EDconnect's Text File View, go to Fileand select Text File. This will open up a blank text editor. Go to Fileswitch to your data directory, and select the file you want to open. Please note you may need to change the "Files of Type" option to "All Files" so you can view and select files with an extension other than .TXT. When you click the Open button, the acknowledgment text will appear in the text window. You may print the file by selecting File

For assistance with viewing or printing a FISAP Acknowledgment File with EDConnect software, please contact Title IV WAN Customer Service at 800-615-1189, or via email at T4WAN@NCS.COM.

If you have technical questions regarding the FISAP software, please contact CPS Customer Service at 800-330-5947, or by email at CPS@NCS.COM.

For policy questions or assistance with interpreting FISAP edits, please contact your Campus-Based Financial Management Specialist.

Last Modified: 08/22/1999