VISUAL PLANNING 5.3 DOCUMENTATION

Numerical Heading

DEFINITION

This is a type of heading for dimension or form.

This type of heading requires:

  • a default value
  • a minimum value
  • a maximum value
  • a display format :
    • Integer : 0
    • Decimal : 0.00
    • Percentage : 0%
    • Decimal percentage : 0.00%

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 on OK.

This setting is also accessible by another entry point (cf. 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.

Heading type

The Numeric type is defined. It can not be modified.

Index

If this box is checked, the heading is indexed in the database.

Warning

Index the headings is really useful in some cases.

We strongly recommend to contact the Support of STILOG I.S.T. whether manipulations of this type are needed.

Default value

A default value may be used to create a new resource (resource heading) or event (form heading).

Prohibit default value

If this box is checked, the user must fill the heading value but he can't use the default value.

Minimim Value, Maximum Value

The parameters of minimum and maximum value are used to set bounds on possible values.

These parameters can be equal to - ∞ and / or + ∞, if these limits are not defined.

Display format

  • Integer: select 0 value.
  • Decimal: Select 0,00 value.
  • Integer percentage: select 0% value.
  • Decimal percentage: select 0,00% value.
  • Duration : select hh:mm value.

It is possible to define your own format.

For example :

  • 0 $
  • 0 Days
  • 0 Kilometers

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 settings 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. heading's visualization

Enter a value

In the resources properties window Right click on a resource > Modify.

Or in events properties window : Right click on an event > Modify > Form.

A numeric heading appears like that:

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Then, just enter a value.

Use as a treshold

Numerics headings can be used as Thresholds in control columns and Workloads.

Use as calculation heading

Calculation heading can use numerics heading to execute their calculation.

Display totals in a resources view

In a resources view, in table mode, it is possible to display the totals of numerical headings.

For this, you have to check the box “Display totals” in Edit display settings window of the resources view.

cf. Resources view

Use by other features

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