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Y2K Test Data Sent into Production

PublicationDate: 10/26/99
Summary: Y2K Test Data Sent into Production
Author: CPS - Central Processing System (CPS)

Posted on October 26, 1999

To: EDE Destination Points
From: CPS Customer Service
Re: Y2K Test Data Sent into Production
Date: October 26, 1999

The Central Processing System (CPS) has determined some destination points
performing the Y2K School testing are sending test batches into the CPS
using production message classes.

When Y2K test batches are sent under the EAPS00IN production message class, instead of the YR2K00IN Y2K test message class, following happens:

(1) The school will receive ISIRs with rejected data due to the invalid SSN and
name on the test records.

(2) A paper Student Aid Report (SAR) is generated and returned as
undeliverable mail.

(3) The CPS must stop processing and remove the Y2K test data. A single student identifier can generate up to 40 transactions on the CPS. When the same test cases are submitted many times, this threshold is exceeded and CPS processing stops. This delays processing for thousands of real financial aid applicants.

Please take extreme care when conducting your Y2K testing with the CPS. Read and follow the CPS Year 2000 School Testing instructions very carefully. These instructions are located at You must transmit the twelve test FAFSAs to CPS using the input file message class YR2K00IN. The accepted Y2K ISIRs will be returned to institutions in a Y2KA00OP message class.

If you require assistance, have questions, or are not sure of the results of your CPS Y2K test results, please contact CPS Customer Service at 800-330-5947, option 2, or via email at CPS@NCS.COM. You will not be charged for CPS Y2K test

Last Modified: 10/26/1999