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Vocabulary for CIT Online Bills

This article applies to: CIT Online Bills


Capturing a report means defining a set of report parameters for a published report. You can then use the captured report to create output in two ways: by running the report when you need it, or by scheduling the output on a regular basis.

Department Subscriber

For each account number, any services not associated with an individual NetID will be grouped together under the heading of Department Subscriber. Common examples are hall phones and data jacks in conference rooms.


Monthly recurring charge. This is an ongoing monthly charge associated with a service and/or subscriber. For example, there is a monthly charge for a each kind of phone.


Other Charges & Credits. This is a one-time charge associated with a service and/or subscriber. For example, there is a fee for starting an Audix mailbox (the OCC), along with the monthly fee (the MRC).


The results you get when you run a report or when a scheduled event happens.


The month, account number, or other limits you specify in order to receive the output you need. For example, you might request the June 2007 bill for department R77. If you leave all the parameter fields blank, you are in effect asking for output for the most recent month including all accounts for which you have access rights.


One set of report outputs happens automatically each month - the individual usage report. This PDF file is created for each student, faculty member, and staff member each month, and is available on the Outputs tab.


A published report is a format into which data and report parameters are put, resulting in output.


In this context, "run" means to ask for output based on a report format and a set of parameters. You run a report when you have a one-time need for the specific output.

Schedule(d) (event)

Scheduled events take a captured report and automatically create output for it on the schedule you've created. If you find yourself "running" the same report month after month, you'll find it much easier to capture and schedule it!


Service types are voice, data, special circuit, calling card, account code, and PBN. A subscriber has one or more services assigned to their Subscriber ID.


Often a person (identified by a NetID and a Subscriber ID) who has one or more CIT services. A second type is a Department Subscriber. This Subscriber ID is a catch-all for the services in a particular account which are not associated with an individual, for example, a conference room telephone.

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