Editing Work Order Status Codes

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You create or modify work order status codes using the work order status editor. The usual way to open the editor is to click New Work Order Status or Edit in the View section of Coding Definitions | Work Orders | Work Order Statuses.

The work order status editor window contains the following:

Details section: Shows basic information for the record.

Code: A brief code to identify this record. No two records may have the same code.

Description: A longer description of the work order status.

Comments: Any comments you want to associate with the work order status.

Work Orders section: Shows any work orders that use this status. For more on work orders, see Work Orders.

Save: Saves the current record. The editor window stays open in case you want to make more changes to the same record.

Save & New: Saves the current record and sets up the window for you to enter a new record. Fields in the new record will be blank or set to default values.

Save & Close: Saves the current record and closes the editor window.

Cancel: Closes the window without saving any changes you've made to the record since the last time you saved. When you Save the record, the Cancel button changes to Close, indicating that you can safely close the window without losing any changes.

Close: Closes the window. This button only appears after you've saved changes with Save or before you've entered any data at all. Otherwise, the button is labeled Cancel.

For more on work order status codes, see Work Order Status Codes. For more on viewing work order status codes, see Viewing Work Order Status Codes. For more on work orders, see Work Orders. For more on editors in general, see Using Editors.

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