Enhanced Gage Status Monitoring in GAGEtrak 7
Gage Status has expanded from a basic indicator of Active vs Inactive to a method of categorizing gages. Previously, only Status 1 was Active, but now, any status can be designated as such, which adds dynamic opportunity to sorting, locating groups of gages and filtering reports.
As an example, many companies designate between company-owned and employee-owned gages. Frequently, the ownership designation is made in the
field on the
Gages -> Information
tab, but this field is typically not in reports or the
. Further, if the company's policy is to enter the employee's name in the
field, searching for all employee-owned gages can become challenging. The GAGEtrak sample database installs with Status 6 - Employee Owned. This status is set to be included in lists of due gages, so these gages appear on the Dashboard and on all Due Listing reports.
Setup -> Status IDs
to add a new status category or to change the settings of an existing category:
Entering a new status in the empty row of fields on the
window. Check the checkbox on the right to include gages with that status on Due Listing reports and the Dashboard (i.e., to designate those gages to be included in lists of due gages). After saving the record, a new, blank row of fields will appear at the bottom, allowing you to enter another status.
field is included in the
, it's easy to find all gages of a particular status designation:
We encourage you to explore the additional capabilities in your GAGEtrak software and as always, keep an eye out for future Tech Tips.