VISUAL PLANNING 5.3 DOCUMENTATION

Counter Heading type

DEFINITION

This is a type of heading for a dimension or a form.

The Counter Heading is incremental and can not be entered by a user.

It is made of:

  • A start : starting value for the increment
  • A Format which is an incremental value, a date and/or additional characters. There are three predefined formats: Order year, Timestamp and Simple.

SETTINGS

Create a heading

To create a Heading, go to Global Settings panel:

  • Right click on the chosen dimension's name> Create heading
  • or Right click on the chosen form's name> Create heading

The lower part of Global Settings is then activated:

Specify the characteristics of the heading, then confirm by clicking onOK.

These settings are also accessible by another entry point (c.f Global Settings).

Characteristics of an Attachment heading are the following:

Name

This is the heading's name.

Description

This is the heading's optional description.

Type

The type is Counter. It can not be modified.

Start

It is the starting value.

Example:

If the Format is {n,0000} and the value “Start” is equal to 1, then the heading value for the first resource will be: 0001.

For the following resources, it will be 0002, 0003, etc.

Format

The default format is empty. It is necessary to enter a value into the heading.

There are three predefined formats:

  • Order year C{d,yyyy}{n,0000}, this format is the concatenation of:
    • the letter “C”,
    • the current year,
    • and an incremental number of 4 figures.
  • Horodatage {d,yyyyMMddHHmmss}, it represents the current Date/Hour.
  • Simple {n,0000}, it represents an incremental number of 4 figures.

You can edit and adapt existing formats to your need. It is necessary to respect the standard of the format defined by the three examples.

Sample format which can be created: ID - {n,00000} - {d,HHmm}

The value of this heading for future resources will be:

ID - a number with five digits - the hour/minute creation of the resource:

  • ID - 000001 - 0850
  • ID - 000002 - 0912

Modify a heading

The modification of a Heading involves an important change in the planner's architecture.

It is a powerful act of setting which should not be made without consideration.
(cf. precautions to take when modifying the settings)

The modification of a heading is done by selecting Global sttings in the heading's panel.

The following lower part is then activated :

Then it is necessary to modify the characteristics (cf. Create a heading), then Validate by clicking on the OK button.

If the modification should not be taken into account, you must click on the Restore button.

Delete a heading

The deletion of a Heading involves an important change in the planner's architecture.

It is a powerful act of setting which should not be made without consideration.
(cf. precautions to take when modifying the settings)

Deleting a heading is irreversible.

cf. Delete a heading

USE

Display

These headings are displayed like all the others: cf. visual information

Create a resource or an event

A heading counter does not require particular use.

The ressource (dimension's heading) or event creation (form's heading) automatically gives a value to the heading.

The user can only view the heading's value in the Properties window of the resource or event.

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