This function is used to set up the intervals when scheduling tasks. This could be Calendar, meter or both depending on the type of object. This form is used to define the interval/s for programmable events. Multiple intervals may be defined per event. The forecasting function will forecast a planned occurrence for the unit of measure that will cause the earliest occurrence. Maintenance events are performed according to prescribed criteria at pre-determined intervals.

Create an event interval record

1.      Click Event Interval from the action pane on Event object form.

2.      The following is an example for event interval form view.

 

3.      Click New button to create a new event interval record.

4.      Select the UOM to identify the interval.

Add UOM by selecting the type of UOM.

5.      Add UOM code by selecting the code for the UOM.

6.      Add value of Firm interval between two events expressed in terms of the selected UOM. (For example: UOM ='Meters', change UOM code to 'KM' and the firm interval to '10,000'. This implies that this task must be scheduled every 10,000km. Or UOM ='Calendar', change UOM code to 'Month' and the firm interval to '6.00'. This implies that this task must be scheduled every 6 months.)

7.      Add value of Budget interval between two events expressed in terms of the selected UOM. (For example: UOM ='Meters', change UOM code to 'KM' and the firm interval to '10,000'. This implies that this task must be scheduled every 10,000km. Or UOM ='Calendar', change UOM code to 'Month' and the firm interval to '6.00'. This implies that this task must be scheduled every 6 months.)

8.      Add First occurrence of first meter reading on which the event must occur.

9.      Add value of Final occurrence of final meter reading for a programmable event. This field should be left blank if the event must be scheduled indefinitely.

10.  Add value of Positive latitude that defines the number of units for which the event may be legally performed earlier than planned.

11.  Add value of Negative latitude that defines the number of units for which the event may be legally performed earlier than planned.

12.  If any exceptions apply to the use of this object, click on the ADD button to create the exception/s rules.

13.  Add value for Sequence that defines the sequence number in what order the exception rules will apply.

14.  Select the Exception type from the list of available options that will be applicable for this object.

15.  Select the Utilisation condition code from the list of available options that will be applicable for this object if this object will be used in specific conditions for a period of time that has an effect on the service intervals.

16.  Select an Allocated to organisation if exception rules apply for an object allocated to a specific organisation, then the rule will be set up to apply when the object is used by the selected organisation.

17.  Select a Customer if exception rules apply for an object used by a specific customer.

18.  Add the budget interval between two events expressed in terms of the selected UOM.

19.  Add the firm interval to be used for forecasting.

20.  Add the first occurrence to be used as a first meter reading on which the event must occur. If left 0 the first occurrence of the event will be forecast as the interval defined for the event.

21.  Add the final occurrence to be used as a final meter reading for a programmable event. This field should be left blank if the event must be scheduled indefinitely. If a value is supplied, the event will be scheduled up to the value supplied and never again.

22.  Add the preference to be used as a preference for the exception rule, and is used to identify smallest values most preferred.

23.  Save the record by pressing CTRL+S.