Below is a breakdown to better understand the parts of the string of numbers:
Account: A four-digit number that tells what type of purchase you are making (e.g., supplies or travel)
Fund: A three-digit number that categorizes the State Appropriation for the transaction (e.g., 144 = federal sponsor, 233 = gift support, 133 = non-federal sponsor)
UDDS (Department ID): A six-digit numerical value that identifies the organizational structure that the transaction is charged/credited to. The first two digits for the code indicate which division (e.g., 56 = Pharmacy)
Program: A one-digit alpha or numerical value that identifies the activity type of the transaction (e.g., 2 = instruction, 4 = research)
Project: A unique seven-character alphanumeric values used to capture all the transactions associated with a specific grant, contract or activity.
For more information, please view the UW–Madison Business Services page on Using Funding Codes and Strings.