Log On and Navigate the Screens
In order to logon to STARS and FAS, you must have
Customer Information Control Center (CICS) security authorization and you must
have STARS security authorization.
You must also have terminal emulation software, such as
HostExplorer or Hummingbird, to connect to the mainframe system. This software
is provided by your agency IT support personnel.
FAS is an application on the mainframe, so you first log on to CICS, then log on to
STARS, then open the FAS Main Menu.
If your agency uses a logon script and the logon to STARS
fails, you should contact your local IT or computer support person for
Each Operator (employee) will submit a
unique operator identification number (operator ID) of their choice to their
agency STARS security administrator. The
State Controller’s Office (Statewide Accounting) will assign a maximum
three-character (alpha/numeric) password for each Operator ID.
The operator ID and the password will be
required each time you access STARS.
They control both access and authorization within STARS.
Once SCO Statewide Accounting personnel
assigns your STARS security, they will request the SCO (Computer Service
Center) to assign a CICS (Top Secret) security USERID and a PASSWORD to grant
access to the mainframe system. Do not share your passwords with anyone.
1. At the Idaho State Controller's Computer Network
screen (see Figure 1 below), locate the cursor (an underline character (_) at
the bottom left of the screen, below the ENTER
SELECTION BELOW prompt).
2. Type cicsprod, and then press ENTER.Figure
1: CICS Idaho
I D A H O S T A T E C O N T R O L L E R ' S C O M P U T E R N E T W O R K
======== ===== == == == ==== ....
== == = == == == == = = .....
== == = = = == == = = .....
== == = ======= ======== = = .........
== == = == == == == = = .........
======== ======= == == == == ===== .........
CICS V 4.1.0 DEVELOPMENT
CICS V 4.1.0 PRODUCTION
CICS V 4.1.0 QUALITY ASSURANCE
CICS V 4.1.0 SIMULATION
TSO ==> TIME SHARING OPTION
(208)334-4808 M-F 8A-5P
(208)334-3155 OR 334-2450 NIGHTS
ENTER SELECTION BELOW:
AU0100 TO - CONTROLLER'S CICSPROD CICS TS VERSION
******\ ******\ ******\
********\ ******\ ********\ ********\
**\\\\**\ **\\\ **\\\\**\
**\ \\ **\
**\ \\ **\ \\
**\ **\ **\
**\ **\ **\
**\ **\ **\
**\ **\ **\ **\
******\\ ******\ ******\\ ******\\
\\\\\\ \\\\\\ \\\\\\
Press PAUSE to clear the
5. At the blank screen, type cesn, and then press ENTER. The
CICS Security Screen should appear:Figure 4: CICS Security Screen
Signon to CICS
AU0100 TO - CONTROLLER'S CICSPROD CICS TS VERSION
Type your userid and password, then press ENTER:
Userid . . .
. Groupid . . .
Password . . .
Language . . .
New Password . . .
DFHCE3520 Please type your userid.
6. Type your
Type your CICS Password and then press ENTER. (The screen will not display the password.)
(If your agency uses group identification, enter the Groupid first.)
8. After entering the Userid and Password, the Bill
Code Screen should appear. This screen controls the distribution of CICS
costs. Figure 5: Bill Code Screen
XA01 BILLCODE= XXXXXXXX
BILLCODE: THIS IS AN OPTIONAL PARAMETER TO HELP YOU
THE USER DISTRIBUTE CICS COSTS WITHIN
YOUR OWN AGENCY.
THIS IS EIGHT (8) DIGITS IN LENGTH, THE
THREE (3) MUST BE A VALID BILLING CODE IN
THE CONTROLLER'S CURRENT BILLING SYSTEM.
IF YOU ENTER AN INVALID BILLING CODE YOU
RECEIVE AN ERROR MESSAGE AND WILL HAVE THE
OF CORRECTING IT OR USING YOUR DEFAULT CODE
IF YOU DO NOT ENTER ANYTHING IN THE BILLCODE
FIELD, IT WILL DEFAULT TO THE CODE YOU ARE
CURRENTLY BEING ASSIGNED
9. If your agency has a Bill Code, type the
specific Bill Code (up to eight characters) at the XA01 BILL CODE field and then press ENTER. You could leave
the XA01 BILL CODE field blank and press the ENTER key. The bill
code will default to one of your agency’s bill codes. Various agencies may have
more than one bill code, but you can only enter one bill code per session.
10. A confirmation of the bill code will appear on
the second display screen as shown below, indicating a successful sign on to
CICS. If you left the bill code field
blank, the default code for your agency is displayed.
Figure 6: Bill code confirmation
*** YOUR BILL CODE IS XXXXXXXX
*** YOUR NETWORK NAME IS LGW2XR56
11. Press PAUSE to clear the screen. A blank screen should appear (see the STARS
section below). You are now ready to log on to STARS
your logon fails three consecutive times, your operator ID will be suspended
and you will not be able to sign on. In
order to reactivate an operator ID, your agency STARS security administrator
must contact the SCO Helpdesk.
If you forget any of your passwords or are
‘locked out’ of the system, send an email to:
firstname.lastname@example.org. (The DSA Helpline cannot reset passwords.)
The e-mail must come from your or your agency security liaison’s valid state
logging on to CICS, you are ready for the second part of logging on to STARS.
8: STARS banner screen
* | | |
| STATE OF IDAHO - STATE CONTROLLER WELCOMES YOU |
| | |*
* | | |
|STATE ACCOUNTING FINANCIAL REPORTING INFORMATION SYSTEM| |
* | | |
| COPYRIGHT 1987 PMM AND CO. |
| | |*
* | | |
| | | |*
@@@@@@@@@@ @@@@@@@@@@ @@@ @@@@@@@@@@ @@@@@@@@@@@
@@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@
@@@@@@@@@@ @@ @@ @@ @@@@@@@@@@ @@@@@@@@@@@
@@ @@ @@@@@@@@@ @@ @@ @@
@@@@@@@@@@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@@@@@@@@@@
OPERATOR ID ==>
_____ PASSWORD ==> _____
==> VERIFY ==>
your three-character OPERATOR ID. (If your Operator ID is less than
three characters, the cursor does not advance to the password field, press TAB.
your PASSWORD (up to three
characters). Press ENTER.If
you accidentally exit STARS by pressing pause or other sign-off keys, clear
your screen (press PAUSE) and type DSYS, then press ENTER. This will display the STARS banner screen and
you can continue to sign on.Figure 9: STARS News Display example
STARS--NEWS DISPLAY S002
***** WELCOME TO STARS *****
IGNORE X BATCHES -
THEY WILL BE CLEARED BY SCO PERSONNEL
RUN AGAIN ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 20
AUGUST CLOSES FRIDAY,
SEPT 3, WITH REPORTS AVAILABLE MONDAY, SEPT 6
ARE YOU GETTING YOUR AGENCY REPORTS ONLINE? IF NOT, HAVE YOUR FISCAL OFFICER
CONTACT THE DSA
HELPLINE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR TO GET SIGNED UP.
TRAINING: STARS NEW USER II AUGUST 25, 2004 8:00 - NOON
STARS INTERMEDIATE PREP FOR NOMAD SEPTEMBER 8, 2004 10:00 - 3:00
PRESS (ENTER) TO CONTINUE
reviewing the News, press ENTER to go to the STARS Main Menu.
10: STARS main menu
STARS--MAIN MENU S010
D DATA ENTRY
F FIXED ASSET ACCOUNTING
I ONLINE FILE INQUIRY
S SYSTEM MANAGEMENT
T TABLE MAINTENANCE
If you forget any of
your passwords or are ‘locked out’ of the system, send an email to: email@example.com.
(The DSA Helpline cannot reset passwords.) The e-mail must come from
your or your agency security liaison’s valid state e-mail address.
1. At the STARS Main Menu, type F in
the FUNCTION field, then press ENTER.
2. You are ready to use the FAS menu. Type the
number of the screen that you need in the FUNCTION field and press ENTER.Figure 11: FAS
VERSION 3.1 FAS--MAIN MENU S015
DATA ENTRY INQUIRY
32 HOLD FILE 39 NON FINANCIAL
33 STARS TO FAS DATA ENTRY 4C PROP BY CLASS CODE
35 FAS DIRECT DATA ENTRY 4L PROP BY LOCATION1
BY PROPERTY NUMBER
BY AGY SFX AND PROP NUM
BY LICENSE NUMBER
BY SERIAL NUMBER
MAINTENANCE/INQUIRY TABLE MAINTENANCE
40 PROPERTY MAINT/INQUIRY 30 FAS DESCRIPTOR TABLE
41 MASS CHANGE 31 FAS TRANSACTION CODE
37 REPLACEMENT VALUE ADJUSTMENTS 38 FAS LOCATION1 TABLE
99 SIGN OFF
There are some general tips that are useful when navigating and
using the FAS screens:
Moves the cursor to the next field on the screen
Moves the cursor to the previous field
Used to move to the FUNCTION field
Interrupt function. Press HOME. Make sure the cursor in
the FUNCTION field. Then press SHIFT+TAB to go to the INTERRUPT field.
Used to delete individual characters in the cursor's
Used to delete all characters in a field
(See F1 Key below)
Saves data and returns a screen with empty fields.
Often it is easier to use F1 to save the data since it returns the screen
with all of the fields filled in.
Recovers from an unresponsive or locked up screen
Removes data within a field.
Used to insert characters between spaces
The Interrupt function allows you to interrupt whatever data
entry you are doing on a particular screen in order to view a different screen,
and then return to the data entry screen. From FAS, you can interrupt to STARS
and other FAS informational screens. From STARS you can interrupt to the FAS
Menu using interrupt MF.
To use the Interrupt function, do the following on the FAS
screen in which you are working:
1. Press HOME. Make sure the cursor in the FUNCTION field.
2. Press SHIFT+TAB to go to the INTERRUPT field.
3. Enter the number of the screen that you need.
(The number should be entered as it appears on the FAS Main Menu.) NOTE: You cannot interrupt to S033 or S035, which
are data entry screens.
4. Press ENTER. On the screen you interrupt to, the
word 'ACTIVE' will display in the INTERRUPT
5. Press F4 to return to the previous screen.
You can also interrupt to additional screens
by repeating these steps or by pressing the. For example: While entering a
disposition in the FAS Direct Data Entry screen S035, you can check if you have
the correct property and component number on an asset that is being disposed:
The function keys are used to process data and to open
various FAS screens. The function keys may also be referred to as PFx, seen at
the bottom of a data entry screen, as in the example below.
13: Example of the Function key references at the bottom of the FAS Direct Data
Entry S035 screen
ENTER = RETURN FRESH
SCREEN PF1 = RETURN FILLED SCREEN
PF3 = GO TO HOLDING
FILE PF7 = GO TO FUNDING SOURCE PF8 = OPTIONAL FUNDING
Function keys and
Does this in a Data Entry Screen
Does this in a Funding Source Screen
Does this in an Inquiry/Maintenance screen
Saves data, return a filled screen
Returns to previous menu
Goes to hold file screen
Returns to inquiry screen
Returns to the screen where the first Interrupt was
Goes to data entry screen
Goes to required funding sources screen
Goes to optional funding sources screen