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Finance Feeder Front-End Frequently Asked Questions

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Do I have to change my file to match your template?

Yes. With immediate results and a user-friendly template, you'll find the template is worthwhile to use.


Where do I find the template for creating a feeder file?
How do I name my file?

Refer to the AR Feeder Template User Guide for the file naming conventions.


How do I get access to the feeder submission process?

Click the login button on the Finance Feeder Front-End Resource homepage and enter your ID and password. If you don't have access to the application, you'll be prompted to complete a Request Authorization form. You'll be notified once you're given access.


Who do I contact if I have questions or problems with the Finance Feeder Front-End application?
How fast will my transactions appear in Banner?

Once your file finishes processing, the information will show immediately in Banner. The size of your file will determine the processing time. Smaller files will process faster than larger files. Feeder files cannot be submitted after 5pm due to Banner processing. If you submit a file after 5pm you will be given the option to upload the file for the system to process at 8am the next day. Otherwise you can cancel processing and upload the file yourself at a later time. Files need to be processed by 5pm on the last business day of the month in order to make it into the next month's billing.


I submitted a file and didn't receive the email with the results, what should I do?
How do I get set up for a new feeder file?
Do I have to use the Finance Feeder Front-End to upload a feeder file, or can I still upload a feeder file using my current process?

No, you don't have to use the Finance Feeder Front-End. However, this new application eliminates errors and increases your efficiency. It's easy to use, saves you time, and will be helpful to your department.
Note: If you upload a file using the Finance Feeder Front-End, do not place that same file on xferprod for processing. This will cause duplicate entries in Banner.


How do I obtain a list of feeder submitters?

USC or Director sends request to OBFSFinanceSecurity@uillinois.edu. In the request provide the System IDs for which you would like the list of users.


Will the entire file fail if there is only one record that has an error?

No the entire file will not fail. All records that are correct will process. You will receive the lines that do not process in the report of the status page and in email.


What about automated loads we currently have running for our feeder file(s)?

Currently the new application will benefit those units that manually upload their files.


Which feeder type will this new process be used for?

For the initial go-live the process applies to AR only (SAR and GAR). GL will be in future.


Can I view a list of users that have access to submit files for our department?

Yes. As a Super User, you'll be able to view all the people who submitted files that are tied to your Banner Finance Feeder Front-End system identification (ID).


Super Users

Who is a Super User?

They're able to upload more information.  They have an additional three fields in their template.  However, this role is typically only needed for those who process payments.  If you believe you should have Super User access, see FAQ, "How do I request an additional user be designated as a Super User?" below.


Do I have to enter information in all the fields designated as Super User?

Refer to the AR Feeder Template User Guide to determine which fields are required and which are optional. 


How do I request an additional user be designated as a Super User?

All AR Super User roles are determined by USFSCO. Email usfscosecurity@uillinois.edu for additional information on adding an AR Super User.

Last updated: August 26, 2016

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