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Internal Form Checks and IFC Statuses

Internal form checks (IFCs), similar to technical review checks (TRCs), are used to check for accuracy, completeness, and validity of the data, but IFCs are done within the forms rather than outside of the forms like the TRCs. Unlike TRCs, IFCs are not visible unless there is a condition that triggers the IFC. In most cases, when an IFC condition exists, text will display in red on the screen and on the printed form identifying the area in the form that needs attention, and an exception will occur upon running the Export TRC.

NOTE: Forms can be closed with outstanding IFC conditions, giving the user the opportunity to research and correct the problems.

IFC confirmation dialog box displaying all unresolved errors on the current form

Upon exiting a form with an IFC condition, a message box will display with details about the condition. That message box will also indicate whether the resulting TRC exception will be warning or fatal. The warning TRC is CHK-UNBALANCED-A, for which the condition should be corrected in the form or, if the data is correct, the TRC exception must be explained. The fatal TRC is CHK-UNBALANCED-B, for which the condition must be corrected in the form in order to clear the TRC and to complete an official export of the data.

The following table lists the forms that contain internal form checks and the TRCs within which the IFC exceptions will display. Note that some forms have both warning and fatal checks and can therefore appear within both TRCs.

CHK-UNBALANCED-A (Warning) CHK-UNBALANCED-B (Fatal)
Form CASH Forms 01CS/01CSI
Form CEA Form CEA
Form CEB Form CEB
Form GANN Form DEBT
Form L Form ESMOE
Forms MYP/MYPI/MYPIO Form GANN
Form SEA Form ICR
Reports SEMA/SEMB/SEMAI Form L
Forms MYP/MYPI/MYPIO
Reports SEMA/SEMB/SEMAI

IFCs are also used in form SEAS, and government-wide reports CNVRT, ENTRY, and GSNP; however, they are informational only and do not generate either of the above TRC exceptions.

IFC Statuses screen

The IFC statuses screen can be accessed on the left hand navigation panel of the submission detail screen. Internal form checks (IFCs), similar to technical review checks (TRCs), are used to check for accuracy, completeness, and validity of the data, but IFCs are done within the forms rather than outside of the forms like the TRCs. Unlike TRCs, IFCs are not visible unless there is a condition that triggers the IFC. In most cases, when an IFC condition exists and is not passing, text will display on the screen identifying the area in the form that needs attention, and an exception will occur upon running the Export TRC.

NOTE: Forms can be closed with outstanding IFC conditions, giving the user the opportunity to research and correct the problems.

Upon exiting a form with an IFC condition, a message box will display with details about the condition. The warning TRC is CHK-UNBALANCED-A, for which the condition should be corrected in the form or, if the data is correct, the TRC exception must be explained. The fatal TRC is CHK-UNBALANCED-B, for which the condition must be corrected in the form in order to clear the TRC and to complete an official export of the data.


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