One of the first steps in getting set up for online batch processing is to determine the data input method. Many options are available. One option is to input your data into an Excel spreadsheet and save as a space-delimited fixed-format file to send to TransUnion. Alternatively, customers can program for, and send in, fixed format inquiry (FFI) strings via the standard TransUnion inquiry input method (TU4.0/TU4.1).
For online batch processing, it is critical that the data be sent in a standard, consistent format for every submission. Use these tools to help create your file.
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Insert your data into the Excel 97-2003 or Excel 2007 spreadsheet template below. Except for the headers, the columns in these blank Excel files are the exact length required for a successful online batch transmission. After you create the spreadsheet, save it as a space-delimited, fixed-format file and submit it to TransUnion.