When changes are made to the SACS validation tables, revised tables are posted here. If you would like an e-mail notification of updates, please send a blank message to firstname.lastname@example.org to subscribe to the sacs-update mailing list. The SACS software update routine is a three-step process that includes downloading the most current tables from the Internet, unzipping that file, then running a routine in the SACS software to replace the existing tables.
Step 1 -- Downloading the Most Current Tables
Validation Table Files (EXE; Revised 01-May-2015)
Depending on your operating system, clicking on the link above will open a "File Download" or "Save As" window. Click "Save," then navigate to your C:\SACS2015\Update folder. Click "Save" and the vtables.exe file will be downloaded and saved into the C:\SACS2015\Update folder. Close the Download Complete box and close your Internet browser.
Step 2 -- Unzipping the Vtables.exe Files
Once the download is complete, the zip file will need to be unzipped. Use a Windows tool, such as Windows Explorer or My Computer, to locate the C:\SACS2015\Update folder. Double-click on the vtables.exe file to open the WinZip self-extractor window. The default folder for the unzipped files is the same as for the zipped file, C:\SACS2015\Update. Make sure the "Overwrite file without prompting" box is checked to overwrite the existing validation tables with the current ones, and then click on Unzip. After the file is unzipped, a message will display indicating that 14 files have been successfully unzipped. Click on OK, and then close the WinZip Self-Extractor window. Verify that your Update directory (again, the default is C:\SACS2015\Update) has 12 updated .txt files, one .xlsx file, and one .docx file, in addition to the vtables.exe file. The .docx file is a Microsoft Word document that explains the validation table changes in detail. The .xlsx file is an Excel spreadsheet that contains a summarized list of the code combinations affected by this table update.
Step 3 -- Running the Update
Once the validation tables have been downloaded from the Internet, unzipped, and copied to the C:\SACS2015\Update subdirectory, the SACS software update validation routine inside the SACS2015 software must be run for the software tables to get updated. Refer to the SACS Software User Guide for further instructions. (The SACS Software User Guide has been installed with the SACS software in the default subdirectory C:\SACS2015\Calendars and Manuals.)