FLORIDA AUTOMATED SYSTEM FOR TRANSFERRING EDUCATIONAL RECORDS
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
OFFICE OF APPLICATION SUPPORT (OAS)

Effective: December 11, 2011
Revised:

2011-2012 FASTER Implementation Issues

This year's implementation of the new version of the FASTER System will go into production at 8:00 am Sunday morning, December 11, 2011. However, the changeover will actually begin on Friday, the 9th.

As usual, the source code for the edit programs (SRTS01 and SRTS03) and the print programs (SRTS12IS, SRTS12AS, SRTS12CC, and SRTS12P) will be made available for download in FRN.DISTRICT.SOURCE at NWRDC. As programs are made available, notification will be sent out on the listserv and posted to the FASTER web page.

As we do each year, OAS will make a test system available to FASTER users for testing their changes for the newest version of FASTER. This means that users will be able to make the necessary changes at their site and then run their test records through the programs at NWRDC. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Copy your production JCL to a test file.
  2. Change all occurrences of FRN.DISTRICT.LINKLIB to FRN.DISTRICT.TEST.LINKLIB.
  3. Change all occurrences of SYSTEM(DSN) to SYSTEM(DB2T).
  4. Change all occurrences of FN.XXNN to FN.XXNN.TEST where XXNN is the last four characters of your logon id (eg. If you are FNDX15, then XXNN is DX15). This creates data sets with a "TEST" node inserted into the original data set name, to avoid overwriting existing production data sets.