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STARS User Training

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Ad Hoc Reporting

A user guide that describes STARS Ad Hoc system navigation, the types of information available in the system, data selection and manipulation procedures, and data download procedures.

On-line Inquiry

A user guide that describes STARS system navigation, available inquiry screens, how to access available information, and the type of information that can be accessed.


Includes a job aid that lists agency requestable STARS reports, selection options for each report, and report generation options. Documentation is also available that describes the purpose of each report, lists the selection option values that are valid for each report, and notes other miscellaneous information about each report. A user guide is also available that describes the STARS reporting process, explains how to set up report request and distribution records, and provides a list of suggested reports an agency should receive.


A reference guide that lists common STARS-related terms and definitions.

Transaction Codes

A job aid that lists STARS transaction codes commonly used by an agency or that an agency might see on its transaction registers. In this document, transaction codes have been grouped into related categories. This document does not contain all transaction codes nor does it contain detailed information regarding required data elements for each code. For a complete list of transaction codes or more detailed information, request STARS report DAFR8640, Transaction Code Decision Table. An Excel version of this document is provided for anyone who wants to download the file and customize it for his or her use.

Voucher Entry

A user guide that describes how to enter batch sheets and payment vouchers on-line in STARS, make corrections to vouchers, and update the Vendor Table.


Questions? Contact Dan Escher (785-296-6943) of the Division of Accounts and Reports Accounting Systems Team.