Field Configuration Equipment V25.4

In this weeks Blog, we give a brief overview of one of the new features in Web Central 25.4, the user-defined fields which now supports the Equipment and Equipment Standards tables.

 

 

 

Overview


Asset managers might need to track attributes of both equipment and equipment standards that are not in the standard Archibus tables. For example, a site might need to track touchscreen monitors and insurance costs.

 

To support this need, the View Configuration feature has been expanded (introduced in Archibus V.25.3) to the Equipment and Equipment Standards tables. You can now:

 

  • Promote existing "stock" database fields in the Equipment and Equipment Standards tables
  • Define new fields in the Equipment and Equipment Standards tables
  • Access and edit these fields in the equipment-related consoles, such as the Asset Lifecycle Console, using the console's Other Fields tab.

Promote Existing Fields

 

When working with the Define Equipment or Manage Equipment and Standards views, you might need a field that exists in the Archibus schema but is not visible in these views or available from the Select Fields form.

 

In this case, you can access the Configure Fields form from these views and "promote" an existing field by setting the Promoted? option. The field will then be available in these views, as well as within the Asset Lifecycle Console grids. Once you promote a field, it is written to the schema and is promoted in all views that use this feature.

 

 

 

The promoted fields for Equipment will be visible and editable in the Other Fields tab.

 

Define New Fields

 

When the Archibus set of stock fields does not track the data you require, you can define your own fields, directly from forms, using the Add User-Defined Field feature of the Define Equipment or Manage Equipment and Standards views. Specify the key properties of the new field, and the field will be immediately available in these views, as well as in the Asset Lifecycle Console grids.

 

 

 

If you would like to learn more, please contact us! Call us on 0118 977 8560 or alternatively email us at info@mass-plc.com

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Andrew Taylor



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