Data Areas

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Data Areas

Data Areas are used to logically separate data that is stored in the centralized SAMS database.  The following two data areas are available to school entity users in SAMS:

 

Official Data Area:  Refers to all form data entered and saved through the Official Data submenu item located within the Forms main menu and to all change submissions accepted by NYSED.  Aid calculations and official reports are based on the data in the Official Data Area.

Revision Data Area:  Refers to all form data entered and saved through the Revision Data submenu item located within the Forms main menu.  The Revision Data area will be used to submit change requests for form sets that have been certified.  Change requests will address both change submissions (for changes made during the Claim Review Process)  and revision requests (for changes made during the Revision Process).  Once accepted by NYSED, revised data is incorporated into the Official Data Area.