Nell - Basics
Part I: Accessing and Logging into Nell
To access Nell and be able to login will depend on the operation system that you are using. Click on the link for further instructions on how to access the software application to be used to access Nell.
NOTE: If you fail to enter your password correctly 3 or more times, your account will be locked out for 20 minutes increasing with each additional failure. Please contact the Helpdesk to have your account unlocked. If a password change is needed, you will need to bring your SHSU ID to the Helpdesk to have it reset.
Part II: Accessing the Main Menu
Upon logon you will directed to the Nell [lkc1] Prompt ($). Enter “SHSU” and press Enter. This will pull up the SHSU Administrative Programs . If you have a Personal Menu setup, that is the menu that you will see. If you do not, you will see the Main Menu. Pressing (M) will switch between the two menus.
You can choose from the following options on the Main Menu: <H>elp <O>wner <P>rogram <M>enu <E>xit.
To access a program, enter P for Program and then enter the first few letters of the program name you wish to use. For example, to access the Balance Record Maintenance you would enter P then ABA or ABAL01M and press Enter. Once you have made the desired selections to run the report, you can then select to print the report. There are some reports that must first run overnight before the data can be accessed and/or printed. Depending on the report, the data will be sent to SamWeb-PDF Print to allow for printing or a data file will need to be downloaded from your Nell directory to be imported into a program such as MS Excel. Please refer to our Filezilla – Moving Files Around guide for detailed instructions on how to download files from your Nell directory.
To exit a program press CTRL+Z. To abort processing without printing, press 0 on the Keypad.
Other options available from the Personal Menu are H for Help, P for Program, X for remove, M for Menu and E for exit.
Part III: Printing
On some jobs, you are not given the option to select a destination and the job automatically goes to your PDF Print directory on SamWeb -> Information Technology -> PDF Print.
If a job doesn’t automatically go to PDF Print, you still have the option of doing so. To send a report to PDF Print from Nell, refer to the SamWeb-PDF Printing technology tutorial.
Again, if you wish to not print simply press 0 on your Keypad.
Part IV: Requesting Program Access
To request program for Nell programs you will need to use SamMenu. Please follow the SamMenu: Request Program Access guide for detailed instructions.
Once access has been granted you will have access to the program under the Main Menu in Nell. You can then add it to your Personal Menu, if desired.
Part V: Accessing the Personal Menu
The Personal Menu works just like your Favorites on SamMenu. You can add your most frequently accessed programs. To add programs, enter A for <A>dd and then the name of the program (i.e. ADMN04RG). Other Options available from the Personal Menu are: <H>elp <P>rogram <X>Remove <M>enu <E>xit. Just enter the corresponding letter for the option you wish to select. To return to the Main Menu, please select M for <M>enu.
Part VI: Changing your Password
If your password has not expired and you wish to change it before the 90-day expiration period, you can do so by entering “set pass” at the Nell Prompt ($) and press Enter. You will be prompted to first enter your old password, then to enter a new one and re-enter for confirmation. Password must be a minimum of 6 characters in length and is NOT case-sensitive. Once you’ve successfully reset your password you should be able to use that password next time you log into Nell.
If you forget to change your password before it expires, you will need to bring your SHSU ID to the Helpdesk to have it reset.
Part VII: Exiting Nell
To exit Nell, press CTRL+Z to exit out of any program, press E to exit out of the SHSU Menu and then enter LO or LOGOUT to logout at the $ prompt. Once logged out, you can close out the SecureCRT or iTerm window.
PART VIII: KEY MAPPING
In the TOOLS menu select KEYMAP EDITOR
The KEYMAP EDITOR
Select the "Map a Key" button to begin:
A dialog will open asking you to press the key(s) you want to keymap to.
After pressing they key(s) the Map Selected Key dialog box will open:
Please select the function that you would like performed and select OK then SAVE. After closing this window NELL will ask
if you would like to switch to using this keymap file.
To exit the program or abort processing without printing, press Keypad 0. To exit Nell press E, enter LO to logout and then you can close the CRT window.