To automatically schedule the procedures to create an extract file and to transmit the extract file, you need to first collect some information from your bank. The phone number to contact the bank’s computer, the transmission speed at which the information should be sent and the scheduled time that the transmission should take place all should be in hand and defined in the positive pay application. Contact inFORM Decisions to schedule a call with the proper technical people at the bank so that a test transmission can take place. Once the previous information has been collected, and the transmission test has taken place and confirmed, the scheduled job entries can be established.
From the Positive Pay menu select option 3. The command below will appear.
Add Pay App Schedule Entry (ADDAPPSCDE) Type choices, press Enter. Communication Line . . . . . . . APPCLINE Character value, *NONE Vary Off Job Name . . . . . . . SCDVRYLIN Character value Vary Off Start Time . . . . . . '18:45:00' 00:00:01-24:00:00 Schedule Pay Applications: Pay Application Name . . . . . Value, or F4 for list Extract Job Name . . . . . . . Character value Extract Scheduled Time . . . . 00:00:00-24:00:00 Transmit Job Name . . . . . . Character value Transmit Schedule Time . . . . 00:00:00-24:00:00 + for more values Bottom F3=Exit F4=Prompt F5=Refresh F12=Cancel F13=How to use this display F24=More keys
The example above schedules a command to vary off an existing line at a 6:45pm. This is necessary since the sample line, APPCLINE, shares the same resources that will be required for the positive pay transmission to work correctly without conflicting with existing communication devices. The remaining parameters extract and send the data to the bank.
Should more then a single entry need to be defined, placing a + in the prompt for more values will enable the above values to be defined two or more times to accomodate as many definitions.