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KEEPRGRADE (COM)

Default Setting

False

Controls the preservation of a student course's reported grade if it is set in the Student Data Loader under the following conditions:

  • StudentCourse.RGrade is non-blank AND GradeRule.RGrade is blank
  • GradeRule.RGrade is set to anything other than blank or null (then that value will ALWAYS overwrite the StudentCourse.RGrade)

'true' = Student course's reported grade is preserved.

'false' = Student course's reported grade is not preserved and can be overwritten during GradeRule processing.

KEEPSYSUC (COM)

3 characters (5 fields)

Default Setting

Space

Allows for entry of up to five three-character universal condition codes that can be passed from one transfer institution to another.

Previous releases supported the assignment of a universal system condition code ("S:n" where n is the COND field value on an articulation rule) as a result of a successful articulation. This universal system condition field could then affect subsequent articulations and/or grade assignments for other articulations for that institution. Any assigned universal system condition codes will normally be cleared between institutions. In some instances it maybe desirable to have an event identified in one institution affect the articulations in another institution. An array of 5 three byte COM fields - KEEPSYSUC have been defined that will be used by DARS between each transfer institution to check if any of the KEEPSYSUC codes have been set. Those universal system condition codes that match will be retained throughout the transfer evaluation process.

KEEPSYSUC1 (COM)

3 characters

Default Setting

 

First of up to five three-character universal condition codes that can be passed from one transfer institution to another.

KEEPSYSUC2 (COM)

3 characters

Default Setting

 

Second of up to five three-character universal condition codes that can be passed from one transfer institution to another.

KEEPSYSUC3 (COM)

3 characters

Default Setting

 

Third of up to five three-character universal condition codes that can be passed from one transfer institution to another.

KEEPSYSUC4 (COM)

3 characters

Default Setting

 

Fourth of up to five three-character universal condition codes that can be passed from one transfer institution to another.

KEEPSYSUC5 (COM)

3 characters

Default Setting

 

Fifth of up to five three-character universal condition codes that can be passed from one transfer institution to another.

KORDCTL(COM)

Alphanumeric, 1 character

Default Setting

Space

Default control option for a credit limiting type STYPE='K' course string within the STRING table when none is indicated in the string (STYPEQ=''). This value corresponds to the course order control qualifying values available for the STYPEQ field.

' ' = A blank value indicates that no default is provided and the appropriate value must be selected and indicated in STYPEQ for each STYPE='K' course string.

'B' = Default corresponding to STYPEQ='B' which will arrange courses matching an STYPE='K' course string from best to worst grade point average order and begin taking action with the course with the worst GPA.

'F' = Default corresponding to STYPEQ='F' which will arrange courses matching an STYPE='K' course string in first to last taken order and begin taking action with the last taken course.

'L' = Default corresponding to STYPEQ='L' which will arrange courses matching an STYPE='K' course string in last to first taken and begin taking action with the first taken course.

New in 4.5.2 'D' = Default corresponding to STYPEQ='D' which will arrange courses matching an STYPE='K' course string using the preferred course order as defined by the institution's duplicate control policy (COM.DUPLCTL)

LACADYT(COM)

Alphanumeric, 6 characters

Default Setting

Space

Provides an option that excludes the use of any courses passed to DARS that have year/term values after the specified cutoff year/term. LACADYT represents the highest year/term for which courses would be added to the internal DARS course tables: WE and E. This option enables articulations and audits to be run which will take absolutely no account of courses that might be passed to DARS with a date after the LACADYT value.

A value of blank or less will not activate the cutoff. The format for this field is CCYYTT where CCYY is thecentury/year and TT is the client defined term field. Note: this field is provided for in the DARS "driver" control card - v5.1X.

NOTE: If the LACADYT field has the COM.BLANKC value in the leftmost position, then the LACADYT field will be set to blank. A client may want to provide a similar control card override capability.

LASER(COM)

Alphanumeric, up to 30 characters

Default Setting

0123456789ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRST

Set by the user to identify the byte to assign each of the 30 possible output content line types produced on the degree audit report.

The position meaning of each of these 30 possibilities are:

PositionDefault ValueLine Type
10Page Header
21Horizontal Separator
32Column Header / End Line
43INCLTOP Text - All
54INCLBOT Text - All
65Mail Block Text
76Completion Text
87Requirement Header Text
98Error Message
109Blank Line - No Text
11AOK - Requirement Title
12BNO - Requirement Title
13COK - Requirement Earned
14DNO - Requirement Earned
15EOK - Requirement Needs
16FNO - Requirement Needs
17GOK - Sub-Requirement 'T' Line
18HNO - sub-Requirement 'T' Line
19IOK - Sub-Requirement 'V' Line
20J

NO - Sub-Requirement 'V' Line

21KOK - Sub-Requirement Earned
22LNO - Sub-Requirement Earned
23MOK - Sub-Requirement Matched Courses
24NNO - Sub-Requirement Matched Courses
25OOK - Sub-Requirement Needs
26PNO - Sub-Requirement Needs
27QOK - Sub-Requirement Reject Courses
28RNO - Sub-Requirement Reject Courses
29SOK - Sub-Requirement Accept Courses
30TNO - Sub-Requirement Accept Courses

 

LIMITSPLIT(COM)

Alphanumeric, 1 character

Default Setting

Y

Enables a course which partially exceeds a credit limit (MAXHRC) established in a 'X' line to have its credit split.

' ' = When a course is to be "forced" away from a sub-requirement for exceeding an 'X' line credit limit affecting that sub-requirement, the course will be forced away with its full credit value intact. (The result might be that the 'X' line credit limit was not reached as the last course forced away had a credit value which partially fell within the limit and partially exceeded the limit.) This option retains the processing action prior to release 5.0.

'Y' = When a course is to be "forced" away from a sub-requirement for exceeding an 'X' line credit limit affecting that sub-requirement, the course will be permitted to have its credit hours split such that only the credit in excess of the limit will be "forced" away, while the partial credit which fell within the limit will remain assigned.

LINKFOUND(COM)

Alphanumeric, 1 character

Default Setting

Blank

This field is maintained by DEGA51/CDAR51 and will indicate whether any "linked course set" was found. DEGA51/CDAR51 uses this field to determine if it should invoke the internal procedure LINKCK which evaluates each "linked course set" and determines which is the "selected" course.

LINKMAX(COM)

C-1

Default Setting

Space

Enables sub-requirements which are linked (RQ.REUSE='L') to contribute credit and courses "upward" to the requirement level.

' ' = Preserves processing prior to sub-release 5.05 such that when a sub-requirement's REUSE = 'L' (indicating it is linked), the sub-requirement's MAXHRS value is forced to zero.

'Y' = Enables DEGA51/CDAR51 to accept and use non-zero values entered in the 'C' line's MAXHRS field when REUSE='L'. Caution should be taken so that subsequent use of the same course in a later sub-requirement will not allow that course to apply more than once toward credit and courses at the requirement level.

NOTE: Prior to the 5.05 sub-release, the MAXHRS field was set to zero when REUSE='L'. If the 5.05 or later requirement screens are not being used, then a minor COBOL coding change to the earlier version's screen coding will need to be made.

A LINKMAX value of 'Y' is recommended. Therefore, clients are encouraged to review their current setting of MAXHRS in REUSE='L' sub-requirements.

LINKREPT(COM)

Alphanumeric, 1 character

Default Setting

Space

This field controls the option to "link" courses together for DARS processing. When chosen, one course is "selected" to represent all courses in a "linked course set." The "selected" or "primary" course is matched and/or adjusted by DARS having the combined count and credit weights of all.

When the "selected" course is chosen for printing, all courses in the set are printed.

Normally a client should think of "linked" courses as being courses which were retaken by a student and now have a single composite GPA affect on whatever requirements the course is used to satisfy. In this case it is likely that only one copy of the course will have credit, but several may have GPA affect.

Several linkage options are available:

' ' = Create linked course sets ONLY WHEN the client has determined which courses belong in a set and has assigned the same value to the LINKNO field (in the course's input structure) for each course in a set. DARS will not add other courses to the set nor attempt to create other sets.

'L' = Create linked course sets from any courses with a non-blank LINKNO value (like '' option) AND create sets from duplicate retaken courses found during the retaken course analysis. If one member of a duplicate retaken course set is not already in a "linked course set" but the other course is, the first will be automatically added to the "linked course set" of the second. Refer to COM.CONDDUPL in regard to retained condition codes.

'R' = Like the 'L' option except that repeatable courses rather than duplicate retaken courses are linked. It is expected that this (and the 'A' option) would only be selected in special circumstances.

'A' = Like the 'L' and 'R' options. Both repeatable and duplicate retaken courses are combined into "linked course sets".

'X' = No "linked course sets" will be created in any circumstances. This value would correspond to the action of DARS releases prior to 4.4.

LISTALL(COM)

Alphanumeric, 1 character

Default Setting

Space

Control field option which must be initialized by the user governing reported information on the audit. This field aids - in program and requirement writing, in "debugging" problem situations, or simply by abbreviating the report for mailing - by controlling which information is reported.

' ' = Normal printing.

'L' = Any field or option that would otherwise be suppressed as a result of requirement or sub-requirement control values (RQ.NOLIST, for example) will be ignored and "everything" will print.

LISTALL=L

A list of scenarios where "everything" does NOT show is attached here, but it is not all-encompassing.

As of release 5.0, pseudo name (RQ.PSNAME, and RQ.COURSE with associated RQ.MATCHCTL='$') values, and requirement name (RNAME) values will also be reported.

Suggestion: Provide an option for any "batch" and "on-line" run which will enable the LISTALL field to be set to 'L' for that run.

'M'= Those fields or options which would be suppressed as a result of requirement/sub-requirement control values (RQ.NOLIST, for example) will continue to be suppressed but the pseudo name values associated with both requirements and sub-requirements, and the requirement name (RNAME) values will be reported. The requirement's RNAME and PSNAME values will be printed on a line before the first title line with field text identifiers: 'RNAME:' followed by the value, and 'PSNAME:' followed by the value.

'S' = This will continue the normal processing - in that if a field is being suppressed through requirement/sub-requirement control values, those fields will continue to be suppressed - and will have an effect of "shrinking" the audit report by additionally eliminating accept/reject course strings from the report.

'P' = This will continue the normal processing in that if a field is being suppressed through requirement/sub-requirement control values (such as RQ.REQCTF='X', for example), those fields will continue to be suppressed.

Additionally, a LISTALL value of 'P' will suppress all but the requirement title and summary lines, in effect producing a "postcard" version of the audit report showing only requirements and, optionally, their completion status indicator (COM.OKTEXT, COM.NOTEXT, COM.NULLTEXT, COM.IPTEXT).

'H'= Provides the option of reporting only one home course per SELECT FROM (Acceptable course list) line when a reference articulation audit (COM.REVART='R'/'S') is run (v5.1X5).

The reference articulation, REVART='S', audit will only report home institution courses in the SELECT FROM lines of sub-requirements for which transfer source courses have been found in the articulation table for the referenced transfer institution. The LISTALL='H' option provides a more "open" reporting format by reporting only one home institution course with referenced source course per line.

This option otherwise functions as the blank option does.

'C'= This will allow the SELECT FROM/NOT FROM lines to print, even when they're suppressed within a subrequirement's Accept/Reject Control (SELRA). This feature was added because web audits such as those run by u.direct and u.select may need courses usually hidden by a sub-requirement's SELRA settings.

LISTIPFLG(COM)

Alphanumeric, 1 character

Default Setting

Blank

Control field option which must be set by the user. Provides a global control for printing of In Progress summary lines and Planned (What-If) summary lines.

' ' = In Progress summary lines and Planned summary lines completely under requirement and subrequirement control.

'Y' = In Progress summary lines and Planned summary lines included unless specifically NOT wanted at the individual requirement/subrequirement level.

LISTIPFLG=Y causes an In Progress course summary row to be reported on any requirements and sub-requirements that contain an in progress course identified by the 7th position reserved condition code (IP). LISTIPFLG=Y causes a Planned course summary row to be reported on any requirements and sub-requirements that contain a what-if course identified by the 19th position reserved condition code (XWHATIF). The Planned course summary row will be in addition to the reporting of an In Progress summary row.

'N' = In Progress summary lines and Planned summary lines not included regardless of IPLIST values on the individual requirement/subrequirement level.

LISTREUSE(COM)

Alphanumeric, 1 character

Default Setting

Space

Provides for the listing of courses assigned to a "reuse" sub-requirement after the requirement itself is satisfied.

' ' = Listing of courses assigned to a "reuse" sub-requirement suppressed when the requirement becomes complete; unless specifically indicated otherwise with use of a NOLIST option.

'L' = Causes the audit to list "reused" courses the same as it does "non-reused" courses. Default with releases prior to 4.1.

LOCKHCMIN(COM)

Alphanumeric, 1 character

Default Setting

Space

Prevents course adjustments into (internal STAB.NOADJUST flag) or out of grouping sub-requirements (GRP='C'/'H') with an HCMIN value other than zero or '99'.

' ' = Grouping sub-requirements with an HCMIN value will continue to be subjected to course adjustments. This means that while a sub-requirement will not go complete until a specified HCMIN value (other than 99) has been satisfied, courses which applied to meeting the HCMIN value during the MATCH phase may be subsequently adjusted out, or others adjusted in. Therefore, in some encoding situations (specifically in those which do not permit the reuse of courses), the reported courses may not reflect the required distribution of courses among course groups.

'Y' = Prevents any courses from being adjusted into or out of a grouping sub-requirement with an HCMIN value greater than zero (excluding the 99 value).

LOCKTRAN (COM)

Default Setting

Blank

Allows an option to automatically lock an evaluation as soon as it is created.

Y = Automatically locks all source/target course sets during a course evaluation run for each new evaluation group. Causes the EVALLOCK field on each original and evaluated course record to be set to "L."

C = (Certify) Automatically locks and sets the evaluation group's 'Certify' field to = X for all source/target course sets during a course evaluation run. (This alerts the transfer bridge that the evaluation should be written back to the student system as part of its normal processing.)

' ' = (Default) Lock not set on evaluation. No automatic locking of courses sets.

LSTEVALGRP(COM)

Alphanumeric, 3 characters

Default Setting

Spaces

Optionally provides control over the linking of source to target course evaluation groups by an assignment of an evaluation course group value to all source and target courses within the group. Refer to EVALGRP field within the WE table. The value in LSTEVALGRP controls whether these linking groups are assigned and, if so, with what starting value.

' ' = Same as '000'. Clients not using the DTCA logic may set this value to blank.

'000' thru '998' = Use this value plus one (001) on the first evaluation group - add one (001) to each subsequent group.

'999' = No evaluation group is to be assigned. Set the course's EVALGRP to blank.

LTEXT1(COM)

Alphanumeric, 28 characters

Default Setting

DEMONSTRATION STUDENT

Four fields provided by the "driver" program which will be used on the full page analysis and included for output in the mailing block area. Each of the fields is examined individually, and if non-blank, the 28 bytes of text will replace whatever information is in the corresponding mail block (see also COM.NMAIL field). These four fields have been retained to provide compatibility with Degree Audit versions prior to Release 3.3.

As of v5.1X3, information can be input as part of the SYSIN job stream provided to include the four COM.LTEXT lines which DARS appends to the mailing block. Two new SYSIN 'card' types - LT1 and LT2 have been added to the processing in the SETWWW internal 'driver' procedure.

LTEXT2(COM)

Alphanumeric, 28 characters (4 fields)

Default Setting

123 MAIN STREET

Four fields provided by the "driver" program which will be used on the full page analysis and included for output in the mailing block area. Each of the fields is examined individually, and if non-blank, the 28 bytes of text will replace whatever information is in the corresponding mail block (see also COM.NMAIL field). These four fields have been retained to provide compatibility with Degree Audit versions prior to Release 3.3.

As of v5.1X3, information can be input as part of the SYSIN job stream provided to include the four COM.LTEXT lines which DARS appends to the mailing block. Two new SYSIN 'card' types - LT1 and LT2 have been added to the processing in the SETWWW internal 'driver' procedure.

LTEXT3(COM)

Alphanumeric, 28 characters (4 fields)

Default Setting

ANYWHERE, USA 12345

Four fields provided by the "driver" program which will be used on the full page analysis and included for output in the mailing block area. Each of the fields is examined individually, and if non-blank, the 28 bytes of text will replace whatever information is in the corresponding mail block (see also COM.NMAIL field). These four fields have been retained to provide compatibility with Degree Audit versions prior to Release 3.3.

As of v5.1X3, information can be input as part of the SYSIN job stream provided to include the four COM.LTEXT lines which DARS appends to the mailing block. Two new SYSIN 'card' types - LT1 and LT2 have been added to the processing in the SETWWW internal 'driver' procedure.

LTEXT4(COM)

Alphanumeric, 28 characters (4 fields)

Default Setting

PLEASE FORWARD THIS REPORT

Four fields provided by the "driver" program which will be used on the full page analysis and included for output in the mailing block area. Each of the fields is examined individually, and if non-blank, the 28 bytes of text will replace whatever information is in the corresponding mail block (see also COM.NMAIL field). These four fields have been retained to provide compatibility with Degree Audit versions prior to Release 3.3.

As of v5.1X3, information can be input as part of the SYSIN job stream provided to include the four COM.LTEXT lines which DARS appends to the mailing block. Two new SYSIN 'card' types - LT1 and LT2 have been added to the processing in the SETWWW internal 'driver' procedure.

MAIL(COM)

Numeric, 2 characters

Default Setting

4

Control variable used to determine the position of the mailing address block on the analysis report page.

'0' = Mailing address block is not printed

'1' = Mailing address block is positioned in top left

'2' = Mailing address block is positioned in bottom left

'3' = Mailing address block is positioned in top right

'4' = Normal - Mailing address block is positioned in bottom right

MAILPAGE(COM)

Alphanumeric, 1 character

Default Setting

F

Control variable used to determine on which page(s) of the analysis report the mailing address block should print.

'A' = Normal - Mailing address block will appear on all pages.

'F' = Mailing address block will appear on the first page of each analysis report only.

'O' = Mailing address block will appear on only the odd pages (1,3,5) of the analysis report.

MAILPOS(COM)

Numeric, 2 characters

Default Setting

Blank

Will be maintained by DEGA51/CDAR51 to provide the current page's mailing block position value.

MAKESPLIT (COM)

Default Setting

Blank

Forces second split course to always be generated.

The logic to split courses, whether due to the course adjustment (ADJUST) or course limiting (LIMIT) process, is contained if the internal REMOVE procedure. In the course adjustment process when it was determined that a course could be partially removed from one sub-requirement (while still leaving the sub-requirement/requirement satisfied), the reduced credit course will be created. However if it were subsequently determined that the remaining credit course could not be assigned to another sub-requirement, then the remaining credit course would not be generated. This situation leads to a missing credit component, at least when a sub-requirement might only be looking for the new split course (Condition code position 12) rather than the original course that was split (Condition code 11).

Additional logic has been added (controlled by the new COM variable MAKESPLIT = "S") that will force the remaining credit course to be generated even though it will not initially be assigned to any sub-requirement. These courses can be captured in the audit by an appropriate "match 2 phase" sub-requirement.

S = Remaining credit from a credit split will result in generating a course even though it was not initially assigned to any sub-requirement.

' ' = If DARS determines that the new split - remaining credit - course could not be assigned to a sub-requirement, then that course will not be generated.

MAPDARSC(COM)

Alphanumeric, 1 character (5 fields)

Default Setting

Space

Provides up to five single character DARS system condition code values which will be assigned to affect audit processing as a result of (mapped from COM.MAPSYSUC1 through COM.MAPSYSUC5) UNIVERSAL system condition codes used during the transfer articulation process. COM.MAPSYSUC1 representing a three-character UNIVERSAL system condition code will be mapped to COM.MAPDARSC1 representing a single character DARS system condition code, etc. up to a possible five pairs.

MAPDARSC1(COM)

Alphanumeric, 1 character

Default Setting

Space

First of up to five single-character DARS system condition code values which will be assigned to affect audit processing as a result of universal system condition codes used during the transfer articulation process.

MAPDARSC2(COM)

Alphanumeric, 1 character

Default Setting

Space

Second of up to five single-character DARS system condition code values which will be assigned to affect audit processing as a result of universal system condition codes used during the transfer articulation process.

MAPDARSC3(COM)

Alphanumeric, 1 character

Default Setting

Space

Third of up to five single-character DARS system condition code values which will be assigned to affect audit processing as a result of universal system condition codes used during the transfer articulation process.

MAPDARSC4(COM)

Alphanumeric, 1 character

Default Setting

Space

Fourth of up to five single-character DARS system condition code values which will be assigned to affect audit processing as a result of universal system condition codes used during the transfer articulation process.

MAPDARSC5(COM)

Alphanumeric, 1 character

Default Setting

Space

Fifth of up to five single-character DARS system condition code values which will be assigned to affect audit processing as a result of universal system condition codes used during the transfer articulation process.

MAPSYSUC(COM)

Alphanumeric, 3 characters (5 fields)

Default Setting

Space

Provides up to five three-character UNIVERSAL system condition codes assigned by the transfer articulation process to be identified, and (using COM.MAPDARSC1 through COM.MAPDARSC5) mapped to five single character DARS system condition codes for subsequent checks in the auditing process.

DARS will compare the non-blank MAPSYSUC field values with any UNIVERSAL system condition codes which are set ON (COM.SYSUCONDS) at the completion of each source institution's articulation pass; and for each matching MAPSYSUC value, the corresponding MAPDARSC field value will be evaluated and stored with the active DARS' system condition codes.

MAPSYSUC1(COM)

Alphanumeric, 3 characters

Default Setting

Space

First of up to five three-character universal system condition codes assigned by the transfer articulation process to be identified, and mapped to five single character DARS system condition codes for subsequent checks in the auditing process.

MAPSYSUC2(COM)

Alphanumeric, 3 characters

Default Setting

Space

Second of up to five three-character universal system condition codes assigned by the transfer articulation process to be identified, and mapped to five single character DARS system condition codes for subsequent checks in the auditing process.

MAPSYSUC3(COM)

Alphanumeric, 3 characters

Default Setting

Space

Third of up to five three-character universal system condition codes assigned by the transfer articulation process to be identified, and mapped to five single character DARS system condition codes for subsequent checks in the auditing process.

MAPSYSUC4(COM)

Alphanumeric, 3 characters

Default Setting

Space

Fourth of up to five three-character universal system condition codes assigned by the transfer articulation process to be identified, and mapped to five single character DARS system condition codes for subsequent checks in the auditing process.

MAPSYSUC5(COM)

Alphanumeric, 3 characters

Default Setting

Space

Fifth of up to five three-character universal system condition codes assigned by the transfer articulation process to be identified, and mapped to five single character DARS system condition codes for subsequent checks in the auditing process.

MARKERC (COM)

Alphanumeric, 1 character

Default Setting

$

This field enables a user-defined character to be used instead of the "$" character to represent a "marker" requirement. The "driver" program's SETCOM procedure sets this field to a dollar sign ("$") and the GETCOM procedure enables this field value to be changed. To insure that the addition of this new COM field will not cause any difficulty for any current DARS client, the DARS "engine" logic will also set this field to "$" if COM-MARKERC is equal or less than blank.

MATCH2(COM)

Alphanumeric, 1 character

Default Setting

Space

Control field option which must be initialized by the user and relates to "second match phase processing."

' ' = Controls whether any second match phase processing is to be allowed if selected for a sub-requirement ('C' line SEQCHK='2').

'X' = Prohibits any second match phase processing in any case.

Either of these two values effectively preserves compatibility with earlier DARS releases. After processing, if any second match phase sub-requirements were used in the analysis, then the MATCH2 field will be set to '2'. DARS will appropriately restore the MATCH2 field value from student to student.

MATCHONE(COM)

Alphanumeric, 1 character

Default Setting

Space

Globally restricts the matching of one (ADDCT > 0) course or pseudo course occurrence to any one 'A'ccept/'R'eject string element.

' ' = Normal processing. MATCHONE field options are provided on an 'E'xtension line for each sub-requirement.

'Y' = Instructs DARS to permit only one ADDCT > 0 course match per one 'A'/'R' entry defined without the COM.ANYC wildcard character. Course ranges, like courses using COM.ANYC, will also permit multiple matches regardless of MATCHONE setting. Refer to sub-requirement's E-line MATCHONE field.

MINSTCD (COM)

Default Setting

Blank

When USEMREF = Y, a value in this field represents the INSTCD of the home IREF

MINSTID (COM)

Default Setting

Blank

When USEMREF = Y, a value in this field represents the INSTID of the home IREF

 

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