Frequently Asked Questions

▼   How do I obtain a Banner username?
All Faculty and Staff have access to Banner. However, access to reports within Banner are subject to departmental approval. Requests for access may be made using the online Banner Request form. (You can obtain a copy of the "Information Systems Security Policy" by contacting the Computer Services Center at (251) 460-6161.) Complete all required information and send to the appropriate departmental approver. Upon receiving the request and confirming departmental approval the individual will be notified of any changes.
▼   What is my Banner username/password?

Before being given access to any finance reports in Banner, all faculty and staff are required to successfully complete Banner general navigation training. This training can be scheduled by calling the Business Office at 460-6241.

After completion of all necessary training, access to appropriate reports in Banner will be assigned by the Business Office. An explanation of the default username and password for this account is below:

Username (identifier):

All faculty and staff are assigned a University J Number upon employment. This J Number will serve as your username.


The password for Banner defaults to the same password used for your University Email Account

▼   What if I forget my Banner password?

In the event a user forgets his/her password, the user should contact the Computer Center @ 460-6161 and request that the password be reset. The user will be contacted with his/her new password. Banner password reset requests are typically processed within the same day.

▼   How do I change my Banner security?

If you already have a Banner account and you need to add or delete Banner privileges, please fill out a Banner Finance Security form. If you need to request a new Banner account, please click here.

▼   What is the Banner wildcard?

You can use the Oracle wildcards % and _ in the search criteria:
. The character % represents any number of unspecified characters.
. The character _ represents one occurrence of an unspecified character.

The following examples illustrate the use of wildcards:

To get these results: Enter this criteria:
All entries that contain "ma" %ma%
All entries that begin with "ma" ma%
All entries that have "ma" as the last two characters %ma
All entries that have "m" as the second character _m%

With experience, it becomes easier to narrow your queries to get the results you want. Remember Banner is case sensitive.

▼   How can I find a Banner form without knowing the exact name?

Banner now allows you to search for forms without knowing the name. Simply type keywords into the home page search bar. 

For instance; If you want to run FGRTBAL, you would type "Trial Balance" and select the appropriate form from the list.