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For Mondays through Fridays in the Depository Institution Testing (DIT) environment, the Fedwire® Funds Service and Fedwire Securities Service cycle date will be the current date. If you are testing on a Saturday in the DIT environment, the cycle date is the Friday before the test date. This information varies for Production Saturday’s test efforts; please refer to the Saturday production testing schedule for the appropriate cycle date.
In the DIT environment, the following reports are generated daily and available to FedLine Direct® Funds customers: Final Lterm totals and Funds Subsidiary Statements. FedLine Direct Securities customers can expect delivery of Clearing Summaries, which are generated daily, prior to the close of the testing day. All other Securities-related reports are not automatically generated; however, customers may request these reports via the Fedwire Application Test Request Form (Off-site).
Please note: The Wholesale Testing Units require 48 hours notice for Statement Requests
The 'MODE' field should be 'TEST' for both the weekday TEST and Saturday Production testing.
Several options for generating incoming test messages are available to your institution. These options and their characteristics are outlined in the table below.
|Source of Incoming Test Messages||Characteristics|
|Previous Day's Messages (Fedwire Funds and Securities Services)||You may ask your Federal Reserve Bank Wholesale Testing Unit to send you, in the testing environment, some or all of your incoming messages from a previous day's production activities. These messages contain real account information that will allow you to fully test any back-end systems.|
|"Canned" Messages (Funds Only)||You may ask your Federal Reserve Bank Wholesale Testing Unit to send you a set of generic messages we have created. Sets are available that test every type of message you could receive via the Fedwire Funds Service. Because these are generic messages, however, they will not contain account information specific to your financial institution.|
|Your institution||You may send messages to yourself in the test environment in test mode. This option is available in the Production environment only on Saturdays.|
|Other test participants||While testing in any of the Federal Reserve Banks' testing environments, you may receive incoming messages from other test participants. This traffic may be unpredictable in terms of timing and types of messages.|
The Federal Reserve Banks strive to avoid letting our District boundaries interfere with your ability to complete your testing. Contact your Federal Reserve Bank Wholesale Testing Unit and tell them your needs.