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Manually loading FEC Candidate & Committee Lists

Article ID: 823
Last updated: 10 Mar, 2010

1) Go to the fec.gov web site at http://www.fec.gov/finance/disclosure/ftpdet.shtml#a2009_2010
2) Select to download the file CM10.zip (or the most recent file)
3) When it gives you the option to open or save the file, select "open". When the zip file opens, save it to your cm4temp folder. the file name will be FOIACM.DTA
4) Repeat steps 1-3 for the CN10.zip file. This file name in it will be foiaCN.dta
5) Start CM5
6) Go to Reports > Federal Reports > Load Candidate File.
7) Select the option for "Please specify the location of FEC Supplied Candidate File". Press "Browse" and find the foiaCN.dta. (This is the second file downloaded.)
Click "OK".
8) When this completes,  Go to Reports > Federal Reports > Form 3/3X
9) Select "No" for the LiveUpdate prompt
10) Go to the "Settings" tab. Click on "Load FEC Committee File".
11)
Select the option for "Please specify the location of FEC Supplied Committee File". Press "Browse" and find the foiaCM.dta. (This is the FIRST file downloaded.) Click "OK".

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Article ID: 823
Last updated: 10 Mar, 2010
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