Before we start looking at specific errors and how to correct them, we will briefly summarize what we've done in the previous lessons:

  • In Lesson 1, we submitted a data file.
  • In Lesson 2, we manually entered records directly into MIRCal and submitted them.
  • In Lesson 3, we retrieved our submission results, reviewed the Main Error Summary page, and then viewed and printed the Standard Edit Summary report.

Now you need to determine the best way to correct the errors in your data.

If you created your records online (through Manual Record/Web Entry) as Annette did in our scenario in Lesson 2, you must make your corrections online through MIRCal.

If you submitted a data file as Jane did in our scenario in Lessons 1 and 3, you have two options for correcting errors:

  • Offline correction
    You can correct the errors on the records in your in-house data system and then submit a new data file through MIRCal.
  • Online correction
    You can correct the errors on the records within the MIRCal system, and then submit these corrections.

Do not correct records online and then submit a file. Your corrections will be overwritten.

So, how do you choose between making corrections offline or online?

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