Knowledge Base

Glossary of Terms

Glossary is usually defined as an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge. This knowledge base glossary provides a collection of knowledge base documents that define many technical terms. These terms are arranged alphabetically, but you can quickly jump to a specific term by selecting its first letter from the index of the knowledge base glossary below.

Document ID
This is a user-defined or system generated document code consisting of letters and numbers that is assigned to a transaction when it is processed in Banner. The first characters of the Document ID identify the type of transaction, the department involved and the contact person. Use the reference guide on AFISM’s Crosswalks and Code Charts to learn about transactions
Document Prefix
A Document Prefix is the first few characters in a banner document that serves as an identifier for the type of transaction. A comprehensive list of document prefix identifiers is found on the crosswalk and code charts page of the AFISM website which is used to identify who to contact regarding a particular entry.
Document Reference Number
An identifier that provides some detail about the transaction. A trip number from the travel system is an example of the Document Reference number
Drill Down
An option found in some Cognos reports that allows to access additional or detailed information for an item within the same report by clicking an active link.
Drill Through
An option found in some Cognos reports that provides a link to open a different report with more granular details