QPR Import User Guide (v6.0)

Modified on Mon, 04 Dec 2023 at 05:02 PM

 

 

 

QPR Import User Guide

 

Purpose of this document

 

This document shows network member users that use Ceres how to import their Receipts and Distribution Report along with their Distribution by County into Hungernet.

 

Ceres Object release 6.00.00 is required for the functionality described in this document. 


 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS


 

 
 

QPR Import — Definition

Network member users that use Ceres who are also responsible for submitting Quarterly Poundage reports will have the ability to export their Receipts and Distribution Report along with their Distribution by County into two corresponding XML files, and they will be able to import each of these XML files into HungerNet.org – QPR pages. Importing files into QPR for Receipts and Distribution as well as Distribution by County can continue if the user is able to make modifications in that period.  

 

QPR Import — How To

Follow the steps below to import your Ceres data into HungerNet.org – QPR pages.  

  1. Run and save your Ceres Receipts and Distribution Report for the applicable time period for QPR reporting and export it to an XML file.   The path that must be specified for Ceres in the “Folder Path” option is “C:\NAVTEMP\”.  The file that is created will use the naming convention below.  
  • ‘receiptsDistribution’ + two digit member id + time period from date of report that is run in MMDDYY format where MM is the month, DD is the date, and YY is the year + time period to date of report that is run in MMDDYY format where MM is the month, DD is the date, YY is the year  + .XML.  An example naming convention for one of these files is receiptsDistribution81010110033110.xml

 

  1. Run and save your Ceres Distribution by County report for the applicable time period for QPR reporting and export it to an XML file.  The path that must be specified for Ceres in the “Folder Path” option is “C:\NAVTEMP\”.  The file that is created will use the naming convention below.  
  • ‘DistributionbyCounty’ + two digit member id + time period from date of report that is run in MMDDYY format where MM is the month, DD is the date, and YY is the year+ time period to date of report that is run in MMDDYY format where MM is the month, DD is the date, YY is the year  + .XML.  An example naming convention for one of these files is DistributionbyCounty81010110033110.xml.  

 

 

 

  1. Log into HungerNet, scroll to the bottom right, and click on ‘Quarter Poundage Report (QPR)

 


  1. Click on the ‘Create’ or Edit/Submit link for the year and quarter that you want to create your report.


 

 

  1. Click on ‘Import Ceres’ button as shown below.


 

  1. Once you click on ‘Import Ceres’ button, click the ‘Import Receipts File’ button, search for your XML file and import.


 

  1. Browse to the directory where your XML file is located and click the Open button.  


 

  1. Once the ‘Open’ button is clicked, the file name will appear and indicate when it has been successfully imported.


 

  1. Then click on ‘Import Counties File’ button and repeat the process to search for your XML file and import.

 

It is important for you to validate that your numbers are correct in each of the sections where you have imported data before clicking the ‘Submit’ button to submit your QPR.   The total net receipts on the Receipts section of QPR should match the total in the Receipts by Category section of QPR’.


The following items need to match between the Distribution section and the Distribution by County section of QPR.


  • Total Federal Commodities amount on Distribution section needs to match the total of TEFAP + CSFP on Distribution by County section
  • Total Donated amount on Distribution section needs to match with Total Donated amount on Distribution by County
  • Total Purchased on Distribution section needs to match with Total Purchased amount on Distribution by County


If the numbers do not match between the sections, determine where the differences are and adjust appropriately before clicking the ‘Submit’ button.  If you are not able to determine the differences to adjust, you can go ahead and submit your QPR and review any error or warning messages that may appear.   

 

QPR Import — Error Conditions

 

The following error conditions will be examined when a file is imported into QPR, and those conditions will cause an error message to appear which will require that a correction is to be made in CERES and a new file to be used for the import process.  

 

  1. Wrong File error – this error message occurs in the following situations.

 

  1. The ‘Import Receipts File’ button is clicked, but a Distribution by County file is chosen to be loaded instead.
  2. The ‘Import Counties File’ button is clicked, but a Receipts and Distribution file is chosen to be loaded instead.
  3. A file with a different format than is expected is chosen when either the ‘Import Receipts File’ button is clicked, or the ‘Import Counties File’ file is clicked.  
  4. The file is from a different time period than the period to be used for importing the file, e.g., the report period is Q1 2016, but the file selected for importing is for Q4 2015.  

 

 

 

 

 

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