Posted Date:December 8, 2014
|Author:||Pamela Eliadis, Service Director, System Operations & Aid Delivery Management, Federal Student Aid|
Subject: Upcoming SAIG Message Class File Update
On December 12, 2014, we will send the message class "MESSAGTB" via the Student Aid Internet Gateway (SAIG) to all user mailboxes. The EDconnect transmission software will automatically request, download, and import this new message class table with a user’s next connection to the SAIG network. Once the MESSAGTB file has been imported, the new message class table will be used from that point forward.
We will add new message classes for the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) System. Additionally, one message class will be added for the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS).
COD System Message Classes
We will add COD System 2015-2016 Rollover Message Classes to the message class table. These message classes are the standard COD System message classes rolled over from the previous award year to the 2015-2016 Award Year.
Rollover COD System message classes are fully outlined in Volume II, Section 2 of the 2015-2016 COD Technical Reference and will be in use after the spring 2015 implementation of COD System functionality for the 2015-2016 Award Year.
NSLDS Message Class
We will add the following message class for nonscheduled, ad hoc submittals to NSLDS:
|AHSLDEIN||Ad Hoc Extract Submittal|
Update, Import, and Installation Information
The message class table update will be transparent to users except for an Import dialog box, which will appear on a user’s screen and display the progress of the import as the file is importing.
The new message class table file will also be available on the Federal Student Aid Download (FSAdownload) Web site in the "Software and Associated Documents" section.
Using Multiple Networked PCs
If a user has performed a network installation of EDconnect, the new message class table will import into the EDconnect database on the user’s network drive. Individual workstations will all have access to the new message class table after it has been imported.
Using Multiple Stand-Alone PCs
If using the current version of EDconnect, the message class table will automatically download and update EDconnect on each PC that initiates a transmission.
If you have any questions about the information contained in this document, contact CPS/SAIG Technical Support at 800/330-5947 (TDD/TTY 800/511-5806), or by e-mail at CPSSAIG@ed.gov.