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Dataset Submission List Elements

Dataset Submission List displaying nine items described below

The Dashboard Datasubmission List displays the following:

  1. Draft/Offical Submission buttons
  2. Data Submissions List
  3. New Draft button
  4. Global Filter
  5. Compare Submissions and Query SACS option
  6. Column selector
  7. Dataset Workflow State column
  8. Submission Notes
  9. Copy/Delete Submission Action buttons

By default, the Dataset Submission list displays DRAFT datasets for the current user on the Dataset Submissions List. If there are no draft datasets associated with the current user, an error message will be displayed at the top of the window indicating that no datasets where found.

Display Drafts or Official Submissions option

Viewing submissions not in draft status requires selecting the Display Drafts Only button which when unselected will display all datasets in any status that is associated with the current user.

New Draft button

Another feature of the Dataset Submission List includes the ability of the user to create a new empty dataset using the New Draft button located on the right side of the screen.

Create a New Draft Dataset

Create New Draft Submission dialog box displaying the four fields required to be filled and the Create Draft button.

  1. From the Dashboard page (Main page), click the New Draft + (3) button.

  2. In the Create New Draft Submission dialog box enter a unique name for your dataset.

  3. Select the entity from the Entity dropdown list.

  4. Select the reporting period for the submission from the Reporting Period dropdown list.

  5. Select SACS or Charter Alt from the Dataset Type dropdown list.

    Note: this option is only available if the entity is a Charter school.

  6. Click the Create Draft button.

    Note: Your new draft dataset will appear on the Dataset Submission List.

Column Sort & Filter Icons

Dataset List with numbered Sorting and Filtering icons.

Each column has a column name has the following components to filter and/or sort records:

  1. Global Filter
  2. Column Name (Clicking this link sorts the list ascending or descending)
  3. Sort Order indicator (By using the CTRL + select, you can sort multiple columns)
  4. Filter icon
  5. Filter and Sort Reset link

Each column in the Dataset Submission List has a series of icons that perform sort and filter operations of that column.

Sorting a column

The Sort icon is also a Sort indicator which displays the current sort

  • Click the Sort (3) icon to sort the column in ascending order (3).
  • Click the Sort (4) icon a second time to sort the column in descending order (4).
  • When no sort is applied to the column, a neutral sort indicator (5) is displayed.

Filtering a column

The Filter icon displays a Filter dialog box which allows the user to either select records from the list or to type in a specific criterion to be used in the search parameter.

  • Click the Filter icon (6) to open a filter dialog box.

  • Type the search criteria in the Search box.

  • As the pattern is typed, the filter dynamically eliminates the items not meeting the criteria.
  • When the user completes the word pattern, the list is filtered to meet the criteria or:

  • Select the record(s) in the list to be displayed.

Dataset List Columns

The Dataset Submissions list has up to 15 columns. Increase the width of displayed columns by reducing the number of columns. Each column has a sort and filter icon and a column name that may be used to sort the column in ascending or descend order. See the Sorting a Column and Filtering a Column section of this guide for more information on how to use those features.

Add or Remove Columns

  1. From the Dataset Submission List, click the Column Selector drop-down list box.

  2. Select or unselect each column to remove or add.

Note: The resulting list will update as checkboxes are selected or unselected.

Number of Rows

The number of rows function allows the user to determine the number of rows or datasets that is visible on a page.

Note: By default, 10 rows are displayed.

Resizing Columns

Column sizes may be manually resized using the sizing handles. To resize a column,

  1. Position your mouse pointer over the column border until you see the sizing pointer.

  2. While holding the left mouse button down, drag the mouse left or right until the desired size is achieved.

Description of each Column

CDS Number

  • The CDS Number column displays the entire CDS code for each dataset. Click the CDS code to access the dataset. See Submissions section of this guide for more information.

LEA Name

  • The LEA Name column/field displays the name of the entity.

Dataset Name

  • The Dataset Name column/field displays the unique name of the dataset that the user assigned.

Dataset Type

  • The Dataset Type column/field displays “SACS” or “Charter Alternative” depending on the reporting format used to prepare the submission. The Charter Alternative reporting format is available only to charter schools that report separately from their authorizing LEA.

Last Modified

  • The Last Modified column/field displays the date a modification to the dataset was made.

Last Modified By

  • The Last Modified By column/field displays name of the user who last modified the dataset.

Fiscal Year

  • The Fiscal Year column/field displays the fiscal year the dataset represents.

Reporting Period

  • The Reporting Period column/field displays the period the dataset represents (Budget, Interim 1, 2 or 3, Unaudited Actuals).

CDE Received

  • The CDE Received column/field displays the date the UA dataset was sent to CDE for review.


The State column/field serves two purposes:

  1. It displays or indicates the current state of the dataset. Original state is Draft.

  2. It acts as an action button. The user may use the drop-down list box to promote or demote the dataset. Except for promoting a dataset from the Draft to Pending Internal Review state, state changes must be made via the appropriate queue.

State Last Updated

  • The State Last Updated column displays the date the dataset state was last changed.

Assigned To

  • The Assigned To column displays the name of the user assigned to the dataset. The Assigned To field may be updated when the dataset is accessed through a queue.

Last Assigned

  • The Last Assigned column displays the date the Assigned To field was modified.

Submission Notes

  • The Submission Notes column displays the note entered in the note field for the current dataset. Notes may be entered from the Dataset Submission List or through a queue. Note: This field is expandable by dragging the sizing handle on the lower right corner of the textbox.

To add a note to the submission:

  1. Click in the text box field and enter the text in freeform (maximum of 255 characters).
  2. Click out of the field to save the note. A message will appear at the top of the screen confirming the note has been successfully saved.

Copy and Share a Submission

The Copy Submission button, in the Actions column, is available for each dataset. It may be used to create a copy of the selected dataset and share it with an authorized user if desired.

To copy or share a submission:

  1. Click the Copy Submission button

  2. In the Copy Submission dialog box

    a. Select the intended recipient of the dataset by selecting For Myself or Send a copy option.

    Note: If Send a copy is selected, the Recipients dropdown list will be active and list all approved recipients.

    b. Select the Only GL Data option if you only require the GL data to be copied.

    Note: All notes and supplemental data will not be copied.

    Note: The All Data or Only GL Data option is available only when the option of For myself.

    c. Enter a unique dataset name in the Dataset Name textbox.

    d. If Send a copy was selected, choose email from the Recipient dropdown list.

    e. Click the Copy Submission button to complete the copy or Send button if the submission will be shared with others.

    Note: The copied submission will be located on the Drafts submission list.

Deleting a Submission

The Delete Submission button, in the Actions column, is available for each draft dataset. It may be used to delete a selected dataset. Note that datasets may be deleted only when they are in the Draft state.

Note that datasetsets may be deleted only when they are in the Draft state.

To Delete a Dataset

  1. Click the Delete Submission button

  2. Click Yes or No to confirm you want to delete the submission.

Dataset Edit and Locking

When a user is a member of an entity and has the role of Edit Dataset or Edit Draft Dataset, the SACS Web system allows modification of a dataset submission. Additionally, the user must lock the form or entire submission prior to editing. Think of this as locking other users out while you edit. When the submission is locked by another user, only a user with the Administration or User Manager role can remove the lock.

Submission page displays buttons used to Lock the submission (1), View current locks (2), and Lock the Current form (3).

Elements of the Submission Lock feature

  1. Lock Submission button
  2. View Current Locks button
  3. Lock Current Form button
  4. Notification of who and what form a lock is applied
  5. Notification of submission locked

To lock a submission or individual form

  1. Open the submission by clicking the submission link on the Dashboard Submission list.
  2. On the User Data Input Review screen click the Lock Submission button (1) or the Lock Current Form button (3).
  3. A notification (5) will be displayed if the lock was successful.

To unlock a submission or form

  1. Go to the User Data Input Review screen or the form that is locked
  2. Click the View Current Locks button (2)
  3. In the notification (4) click the remove lock button for each form or submission.

Note: A user can unlock their own submission locks only. But a user with the User Management and/or Administration role can unlock another user’s locked submission.

Locking criteria based on form dependencies

Left Navigation Pane Locking Requirements
Table of Contents No Locking Requirements
User Data Input/Review SUBMISSION wide locking required
TRC SUBMISSION wide locking required
Forms FORM or SUBMISSION wide locking required
CEFB SUBMISSION wide locking required
IFC Statuses No Locking Requirements
Version History No Locking Requirements
Import SUBMISSION wide locking required
Export No Locking Requirements
LEA Custon Information No Locking Requirements
>NOTE: Locking a FORM will also prevent other forms from being locked if part of a depencency chain.