Entering Senate and House Journals into eXchange

  • Last Updated: December 20, 2021
  • Published: February 28, 2020

Matches in FDLP eXchange are made solely on SuDoc number. For this reason, it is recommended that complete SuDoc numbers be used in order to accurately match needs and offers.

However, this only applies to common SuDoc patterns. There are some items with unusual patterns that are not accepted by the system when the full SuDoc is entered. This includes Senate and House Journals (XJH:[Congress]-[Session]/PT. [Part #]; XJS:[Congress]-[Session]).

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Because the patterns for these classification numbers are so different, the eXchange system will not accept them as valid numbers if they are complete. This will be fixed in future development. In the meantime, this can be worked around by including only the stem for these items.

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You can then add a note in the Additional Notes field to indicate which items you are offering or you need.

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If you have questions about submitting House and Senate Journals or any other items with unusual SuDoc patterns, please contact FDLPOutreach @gpo.gov.