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Retiree File Upload Errors

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Retiree File Upload Errors
Error Display Error Description
Invalid number of attributes provided in record. Expected: [___] Received: [___] The retiree file you uploaded does not have the expected number of attributes.
Each piece of information or data element you are sending about the retiree is called an attribute.
The initial validation edits will count the number of values in the retiree record or row to make sure the record or row has the expected number of attributes.
Application ID Number in Retiree Record [Application ID from the retiree file] is not a valid Application ID Number. The retiree file you uploaded contains an Application ID that does not exist in the RDS Secure Website.
Compare the Application ID in the error message to the Application ID on the RDS Secure Website.
If the error message contains a number you believe is valid, contact CMS' RDS Center.
Application ID Number in Retiree Record [Application ID from the retiree file] does not match the Application ID selected for File Upload [Application ID you selected on previous page]. The retiree file you uploaded contains an Application ID that does not match the application you selected to upload.
Confirm that the Application ID identified in the error message is the Application ID you intended to enter.
Invalid value size in Retiree Record The retiree file you uploaded contains more than the expected number of characters in a given attribute.
Each piece of information you are sending in the file must have the expected number of characters.
For example, you would receive this message if you submitted a retiree record with a twelve digit Social Security Number.
After the first failed record, the file is rejected. When you troubleshoot this problem, you should also check all of the records following this one for the same problem.
Invalid date field in Retiree Record. The retiree file you uploaded contains an invalid date format.
Check the data to ensure that all date fields are in CCYYMMDD format. CMS' RDS Center will only report this error on the first record it encounters.
After the first failed record, the file is rejected. When you troubleshoot this problem, you should also check all of the records following this one for the same problem.
Invalid gender value in Retiree Record. Valid values are 0, 1, or 2 (unknown, male, female). The gender value you entered does not meet the requirements (0, 1, or 2).
Correct and re-submit the Monthly Retiree List. CMS' RDS Center will only report this error on the first record it encounters.
After the first failed record the file is rejected. When you troubleshoot this problem, you should also check all of the records following this one for the same problem.
Invalid relationship value in Retiree Record. Valid values are 01, 02, or 03 (self, spouse, other). The relationship value you entered does not meet the requirements (01, 02, or 03).
Correct and re-submit the Monthly Retiree List. CMS' RDS Center will only report this error on the first record it encounters.
After the first failed record the file is rejected. When you troubleshoot this problem, you should also check all of the records following this one for the same problem.
Invalid transaction type value in Retiree Record. Valid values are ADD, UPD, or DEL. The transaction type value you entered does not meet the requirements (ADD, UPD, or DEL).
Correct and re-submit the Monthly Retiree List. CMS' RDS Center will only report this error on the first record it encounters.
After the first failed record the file is rejected. When you troubleshoot this problem, you should also check all of the records following this one for the same problem.

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