Viewing Cost Centers

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You open the Cost Center table viewer with Coding Definitions | Cost Centers. The window contains the following:

View section: Shows the list of current cost centers.

Code: Click this heading to sort the list by code. Click again to reverse the order (from ascending to descending or vice versa).

Description: Click this heading to sort the list by description. Click again to reverse the order.

Apply Filter: Lets you set up a filter to select which records should be shown in the table. For more information, see Table Filters.

Details section: Shows basic details about your cost centers.

Billable Requestors section: Shows any billable requestors associated with the selected cost center. For more on billable requestors, see Billable Requestors.

Chargeback Categories section: Shows any chargeback categories associated with the selected cost center. For more on chargeback categories, see Chargeback Categories.

Item Adjustment Codes section: Shows any item adjustment codes associated with the selected cost center. For more on adjustment codes, see Item Adjustment Codes.

Item Issue Codes section: Shows any item issue codes associated with the selected cost center. For more on issue codes, see Item Issue Codes.

Storage Assignments section: Shows any storage assignments associated with the selected cost center. For more on storage assignments, see Storeroom Assignments.

Miscellaneous Items section: Shows any miscellaneous purchase order charges associated with the selected cost center. For more on such charges, see Purchase Order Miscellaneous Items.

Labor section: Shows any labor records associated with the selected cost center. For more on the various types of labor used in MainBoss, see Resources.

Expense Models section: Shows any expense models that contain the selected cost center. For more on expense models, see Expense Models.

Expense Mappings section: Shows any expense mappings that use the selected cost center. For more on expense mappings, see Expense Mappings.

Vendors section: Shows any vendors associated with the selected cost center. For more on vendors, see Vendors.

New Cost Center: Opens a window to create a new cost center record. Fields in the new record will either be blank or assigned default values (as specified in the Defaults for Cost Centers section).

Edit: This drop-down button offers several possible actions:

Edit: Opens an editor window to let you edit the selected record.

View: Opens an editor window where you can examine the selected record.

Restore: Restores a deleted record. This button is only active if the viewer is in All mode and if you've selected a deleted record. When you click Restore, MainBoss will open a window that lets you examine the contents of the deleted record. If you save the record and close the window, the record will be restored to the Active list.

Delete: Deletes the record that's currently selected.

Print: Opens a window to let you print cost center information. For more, see Printing Cost Centers.

Export: Lets you export data from this table or import data from a file (provided that the file is in an acceptable format). For more information, see Importing and Exporting Data in Tables.

The button has an accompanying drop-down list containing the following:

Export: Exports data in XML format.

Import: Imports data from a properly formatted file.

Save XML Schema: Writes an XML schema for this table into a specified file.

Search: Lets you search through the list of records for a particular record. For more information, see Searching for a Particular Record. The Search button has an accompanying drop-down list containing the following:

Find Next: Uses the same search condition(s) as your most recent search and finds the next record in the table that matches the condition(s). If the search reaches the end of the table without finding a matching record, it goes to the start of the table and continues the search.

Find Previous: Same as Find Next except that it goes backward in the table. If the search reaches the start of the table without finding a matching record, it goes to the end of the table and continues the search.

Refresh: Updates the list to reflect any recent changes.

Defaults for Cost Centers section: Shows any defaults to be used when creating new cost centers.

Edit Defaults: Opens a window to let you change the displayed default values.

Refresh: Updates the list to reflect any recent changes.

For more information on cost centers, see Cost Centers. For more information on creating or editing cost center records, see Editing Cost Centers. For general information on table viewers, see Using Table Viewers.

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