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FISAP Import Edit Report Incorrectly Flagging Perkins Data

Publication Date: December 2000

Author: PSS | Program Systems Service

Summary: FISAP Import Edit Report Incorrectly Flagging Perkins Data

Posted on December 8, 2000

TO: All Destination Points

FROM: CPS Customer Service

RE: FISAP Import Edit Report Incorrectly Flagging Perkins Data

CPS Customer Service recently identified an issue in FISAP Versions 3.0 and 3.1 affecting schools reporting Perkins Cash-on-Hand data to the FISAP processor. When importing recently sent FISAP edit files (FIDT02OP), the FISAP software is incorrectly flagging a discrepancy with the Perkins Cash-on-Hand data.

Software Issue: This data discrepancy is occurring on the edit comparison report because the Perkins Cash-on-Hand data is sent with leading zeroes in the FISAP edit file, but is not stored with leading zeroes in the FISAP database. For example, a Perkins Cash-on-Hand balance of $300 is sent back as "000300" in the FISAP edit file, but is stored as "300" in the FISAP database. During the import of the FISAP edit file, the software is identifying this as a discrepancy when there actually is none.

Workaround: If your Perkins Cash-on-Hand data is flagged as a discrepancy on your FISAP edit comparison report, check the actual data in question. If the actual amount listed (after the leading zeroes) is correct, you do not need to correct and/or resubmit the Perkins Cash-on-Hand data to the FISAP processor.

If you have any questions regarding this message or FISAP Versions 3.0 or 3.1, please contact CPS Customer Service at 800/330-5947, option 7, or via email at CPS@NCS.COM

Last Modified: 12/07/2000