Settings that affect jobs.
PM8: All versions
PM8 has a number of settings that alter the way jobs behave.
Often the default values for these settings are OK, but for some users you may want to enable or disable some items.
These settings are all in the PM8 Application Parameters.
|Allow "Reissue" of keys to be ordered||Enables the ability to order reissues in addition to new keys.
See the PM8 help about how to order key reissues and the associated warning. New keys and key reissues may be ordered on the same job.
|Allow "XML export" as a manufacturing output||Premium and manufacturer editions only.
Makes the XML export options available on the job manufacturing screen. Turn this on if you are using the XML outputs for factory integration.
|Allow first job on each system to be released without signatories||Turning this job on allows the first order to be released without any signatories.
See Make the first job on a system without needing signatories
|Allow invoice number on completed jobs to be changed||If you turn this option on, the invoice number may be edited on a complete job.|
|Allow jobs to be manufactured after they are flagged as "Complete"||If you turn this option on, you will be allowed to manufacture jobs that have been marked as complete. Generally it is better to leave this option off to you do not inadvertently manufacture a job that hat has already been manufactured.|
|Allow jobs to be returned to manufacturing after they are flagged as "Complete"||Allows users with permissions to alter released orders to return the job to manufacturing after it has been marked as complete. Generally you should not require this parameter turned on, and keeping it off stops complete jobs inadvertently being manufactured again.|
|Allow keys to be ordered as "Key quantity per cylinder" on each door||Enables the ability to order keys by specifying the key quantity per cylinder for doors. If you would never use this, leave it turned off to reduce the amount of on-screen information. This is useful for organisations for produce mostly hierarchy systems, and work on the concept of "keys per cylinder".|
|Allow ordered product to be changed for doors||If you turn this parameter on, the option for doors "Change product" will be available. Leave this parameter off unless you have a reason for it.|
|Allow print preview of manufacturing reports||If this option is on the factory reports may be previewed, otherwise they must be printed|
|Begin manufacture of a job after it is released to manufacturing||If you turn this parameter on, the manufacturing window will be opened as soon as you release a job to manufacturing. In a factory situation where the process of completing an order and those of manufacturing happen at different times, by different people in different rooms, you would be aided by having this parameter off.|
|Create test keys for jobs on supported design modules||Premium and manufacturer editions only
Requires Test Key feature to be licensed.
If on then test wkeys will be calculated for jobs according to the settings on each system type. If off the test keys will not be calculated. If you have this feature licensed there is no reason to turn this off other than for testing to understand the calculation process.
|Export system to client when job is marked as complete||When the order is marked as complete, and if this parameter is turned on, and if the system is configured to use ProMaster Key Manager, then at the time the job is marked as complete you will be prompted to send the client an update for their ProMaster Key Manager.|
|Export system to client when releasing job to manufacturing||When the order is complete, and if this parameter is turned on, and if the system is configured to use ProMaster Key Manager, then at the time the job is released to manufacturing you will be prompted to send the client an update for their ProMaster Key Manager. Consider also the option to be given the same prompt when you have finished manufacturing the job and mark it as complete.|
|How to sort doors by key symbol||When door manufacturing outputs are sorted by Key Symbol, this parameter determines how that sort is calculated.|
|Is the job "Invoice number" mandatory||Turning this parameter on makes the invoice number mandatory.|
|Is the job "Required date" mandatory||Turning this parameter on makes the required date mandatory.|
|Order to display pinning||On manufacturing outputs for cylinders that use bottom pins and master pins, controls if the bottom pins are shown before or after the master pins
See Changing the way the bottom and master pins are shown
|Print system description on key labels||If on then on job key labels the system description is shows. You may choose to turn this off for security reasons.|
|Prompt when "XML export" is run a second time for a job||Premium and manufacturer editions only
If on then you will be warned when you re-export the XML job manufacturing information.
|Send jobs to coding when released if coding is required||Premium and manufacturer editions only.
When a job is entered, and you click the button to say "order complete", and assuming the order is correct and with sufficient signatories, then one of two things may happen.
If this parameter is set to No then the order may not be released unless coding is complete, and if coding is complete then the job will enter the Manufacturing status, ready to be manufactured. Generally this option is the best for small organisations.
If this parameter is set to Yes then the job will enter the Coding status if coding is not complete, effectively locking the order, but not allowing it to be manufactured until coding has been completed. Generally this is the best choice for large organisations, factories or any shop where the order entry, coding and manufacturing are treated as distinct processes, often requiring disparate staff
|Use legacy format for "XML export" manufacturing output||Premium and manufacturer editions only
By default, the XML manufacturing output is written if version 8 format. Version 7 format can be enabled by turning on this parameter. Version 7 format does not support new features, and will not be enhanced in the future. Use version 7 format only for compatibility with existing applications. Use version 8 for all new integration development.
|What check should be performed for duplicate order numbers||This option determines how PM8 will check for duplicate customer order numbers (No check, check in system, check in all systems for client)|
Setup and Adminthen
Jobheading locate the parameter you want to change and edit it to the value you require.
Saveto save the Application Parameters.