Viewing Unit Maintenance Plans

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You view unit maintenance with Unit Maintenance Plans or Coding Definitions | Unit Maintenance Plans. The window contains the following:

View section: Lists unit maintenance plans, using a task map.

Task: Click this heading to sort the list by the task's "Code" field. Click again to reverse the order (from ascending to descending or vice versa).

Unit: Click this heading to sort the list by the unit's "Code" field. Click again to reverse the order.

Maintenance Timing: Click this heading to sort the list by maintenance timing record's "Code" field. Click again to reverse the order.

Current Scheduling Detail Next Available Date: Click this heading to sort the list by the next available date (i.e. the next possible date on which the task might be scheduled). This is typically the day after any work order that's already been scheduled. 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 information from the selected record.

Generation Details section: Lists information created during the process of generating new work orders.

Work Orders section: Lists work orders generated from the selected unit maintenance plan.

Errors section: Lists any errors associated with generating work orders from the selected unit maintenance plan.

New Unit Maintenance Plan: Opens a window to set up a maintenance plan for a specific unit. Fields in the new record will either be blank or assigned default values (as specified in the Defaults for Unit Maintenance Plans section).

New Unplanned Maintenance Work Order: Uses the selected unit maintenance plan to make a work order immediately. For example, suppose the plan specifies an oil change on a particular vehicle. Clicking this button immediately creates an oil change work order for the vehicle. For more information, see Creating an Unplanned Maintenance Work Order.

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 your unit maintenance plans. For more information, see Printing Unit Maintenance Plans.

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.

Change Schedule Basis: Opens a window to let you set the schedule basis for the selected unit maintenance plan(s). The schedule basis is when the clock starts ticking for future planned maintenance jobs—typically the date or meter reading for the most recent such job done on the unit. For more, see Specifying a Schedule Basis.

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 Unit Maintenance Plans section: Shows any defaults to be used when creating new unit maintenance plans.

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

Refresh: Updates the list to reflect any recent changes.

For more information on unit maintenance plans, see Unit Maintenance Plans. For more information on creating or editing unit maintenance plans, see Editing Unit Maintenance Plans. For general information on table viewers, see Using Table Viewers.

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