Information about Userids in the Sponsors Data
line you list a number of userids.
To help detect errors, id numbers need to be associated with userids.
This can be done directly in the
line as in
Or it can be done in the
section at the top of the file.
This can and has helped detect errors when dealing with userids
which differ only in a contained number (
and in spelling correction. (Especially for userids which contain
The easiest way to determine the number to use is to use
command; the number which must be
used will be shown as the
value in the output.
Perhaps see more information on the
notes about creating new userids
Technically, the appropriate id number will be in the entry in
on the machine
(in the second colon-separated field)
the userid of interest.
The appropriate id will be
the first (comma-separated) value in the first (colon-separated)
field of that entry.
It will be a student id, employee id, HR id, employee id, or
"P-number", in that order. In fact, you will see other
obscure values listed too. But only the first one can be used.
If you omit that id, however, the
tell you what value to use, and in fact the resources will be allocated.
If you use an incorrect value (for example
an employee id for a user who has a student id), you will be told
what the correct value will be, and an error will be generated and
the resources will NOT
This suggests that, when a new user is in the process of being
created, and you know that their
"P-number" will soon be superseded by an employee or student
id, that the warning messages should be tolerated until the
superseding number is assigned.
As a further caveat, it is actually the case that, although the id
number must be specified, the userid can be replaced with
That facility was historically used when processing registrar's data.
- 21 Jul 2011