CCQAS

File must be less than 5 MB

The message from the web page message should actually read, “File must be less than 5 MB and the name must not contain a period.”   This is a bug in the CCQAS program.   Here is an example of a 95 KB file which CCQAS would not upload.

File must be less than 5 MB

File must be less than 5 MB

So if your file really is smaller than 5 MB, why will CCQAS not accept it? Because of the period (.) in the file name, such as “CME 1.0 hours.”  The solution is to rename the file by removing the period and instead leaving a file name such as “CME 1 hours”
Thanks to MSgt Riley who found the solution when he stated,” When uploading documents into CCQAS, you will have to take out the period (.) in the file name. For some reason, CCQAS thinks the file is not the right format or something like that. Take out the period and you should be able to upload the file.

For many of us who keep electronic copies of CME, the number of CME hours is usually included in the file name.   Since CCQAS requests CME hours, it is not uncommon find files with number of CME hours and fractions thereof in the file name.  Note: for purposes of CCQAS, the fractional hours, for example 10.75, may be included in the File Short Description box, just not in the file name.
Below is what it looks like after removing the period from the file name.

File has been uploaded successfully

File has been uploaded successfully

This information has been placed on the internet on the aangfs web site so that it may be easily found by CCQAS users. This issue can be searched by Google and other browsers by just typing in, “CCQAS File must be less than 5 MB” or a description of the problem. If you have any other CCQAS questions that are not able to be answered by the CCQAS help desk, please drop me a note.  If I cannot give you an answer, I may be able to give some understanding—WWP wwpond@aol.com

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6/3/2016 Update.

Thanks to Terry L. Ross,  CCQAS Data Base Administrator, AFMOA/SGHQ who has indicated that the issue will be corrected with next release after Labor Day.—WWP