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Availability of Quality Assurance Program (QAP) Version 4.0.1 Service Release, Target Release Date - April 26, 2000

PublicationDate: 4/26/2000
Summary: Availability of Quality Assurance Program (QAP) Version 4.0.1 Service Release, Target Release Date - April 26, 2000
Author: General Manager: SFA Student Channel


Posted on April 26, 2000

TO: All QAP Users
FROM: U.S. Department of Education
RE: Availability of Quality Assurance Program (QAP) Version 4.0.1
Service Release, Target Release Date - April 26, 2000

The Department wishes to alert all Quality Assurance Program (QAP) users
to the availability of service release Version 4.0.1. This is an upgrade to
Version 4.0, and will resolve five software issues.

Version 4.0.1 is available for download from the Department's SFAdownload Web
site at
http://fsadownload.ed.gov/index.htm. The downloadable install file, called
QAP401.exe, is self-extracting and will need to be run on ALL PC
workstations that access the QAP database.

The issues resolved by Version 4.0.1 are explained below:

1) Negative values of three bytes or less will correctly print with a
negative sign on the AM-4 and Readings reports.

2) In Version 4.0, if an initial calculation for "Most Recent" was an
Automatic Zero EFC, the software did not recalculate the EFC when
determining the "Documented" EFC. Therefore even when a user changed data
that should have resulted in a non-zero EFC, both the "Most Recent" and
"Documented" were being assessed as Automatic Zero EFCs. Once Version 4.0.1
is installed, QAP will ensure an Automatic Zero EFC is assigned for
"Documented" only if the calculation warrants it.

3) Software edit 2008 will correctly fire when warranted.

4) The Pell Adjustment readings field can be queried on for a Case Listings
report without generating a system error.

5) The Summary Report will correctly account for $0 awards when counting
awarded amounts.

To run the service release install, download the QAP401.exe file from the
SFAdownload site to a directory on your hard drive or network. Close all
running applications, go to Start | Run, type in the directory location of
the downloaded file, type the file name itself (I.E.
C:then click OK. This will extract the necessary
install files and automatically launch the install program.

If you have multiple PC workstations accessing a networked EDExpress
database, copy the install file from PC to PC, running the install on each
as you proceed, or run the installation program from the network drive it is
saved to. Be sure to reboot each PC Version 4.0.1 is installed on once the
installation program is complete.

NOTE: Version 4.0.1 will not perform any updates to your QAP database
(QAP90.mdb).

If you need any assistance connecting to the SFAdownload site or downloading
Version 4.0.1, please contact Title IV WAN Customer Service at 800/615-1189
or via email at T4WAN@NCS.COM.

If you need assistance with the installation or use of Version 4.0.1 once
downloaded from the SFAdownload Web site, please contact CPS Customer
Service at 800/330-5947, option 6, or via email at CPS@NCS.COM.

If you have technical questions about our SFA systems and software, you may
want to subscribe to our email list serve, SFATECH. For more information
about SFATECH, including how to subscribe, look online at

http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/sfatech/.

Last Modified: 04/25/2000