For companies using fields for each of the auxiliary engines (AEs), there is now an option to group those fields together into a table for both display as well as edit in box view.
For further information on how to configure AE tables, refer to the last section (configuration) of this article.
Display and edit
This section shows how information about auxiliary engines can be grouped into a table for easier viewing and editing in box view.
When category with AE tables is expanded, it shows one column for each auxiliary engine. The category has the name Auxiliary engines in the example shown, but can have any name depending on each company's configuration (See Categories at Ship profile config).
Total number of auxiliary engines shown depends on the value of 'Number of auxiliary engines' field. If that field is empty - six auxiliary engines are shown.
To edit the content of an AE table, user must select the edit icon (pencil) and select 'Edit AE table' as shown on the figure below. By selecting 'Edit other data', user is given a normal edit view to the fields in the category that do not belong to the AE table.
By selecting 'Edit AE table', user is sees the following modal (or similar - based on configuration for your company) from where the values can be edited. Values can be copied from one column to the next by selecting the clone icon as shown below.
Note that nothing is saved until the Save button has been pressed.
Configuration of AE tables can be accessed from the Auxiliary Engines tables link on the Ship profile config section of the Settings page. User must have Administrator rights to access and work with the configuration.
There are few things that are good to keep in mind when changing view of auxiliary engines to table:
- Configurational changes only apply to what is referred to as box view and does not affect tabular or print view, i.e. the fields used in the auxiliary engine table will appear as a list in tabular and print view.
- Order of fields when they appear in lists can be changed from Change order of fields.
- In both list views as well as Change tracking, the fields will keep original names as defined in Ship profile config and not the name defined according to table below. It is therefore a good idea to keep the names as similar as possible to avoid misunderstanding.
- Maximum number of auxiliary engines is currently set to six but can be increased if needed.
- Profile completeness as displayed on top of each ship profile as well as in the Profile completeness report expects all six auxiliary engines to be filled out and will therefore show slightly lower value than expected when using this feature.
The top part of the settings page gives a toggle to include or exclude the usage of AE tables along with a dropdown to decide to which category the table should be applied.
Note that when an AE table is added to a specific category, all the underlying fields used in the table are moved to the category in question. If you then decide to stop using AE tables, the fields will remain in that category unless they are manually moved to other categories by editing each of the fields.
Below the settings part, the configuration of the AE table is shown. The configuration displays which fields are used for each of the tables' cells.
The configuration of the AE tables can only be edited by Ankeri. Please contact us at email@example.com if you need to make any changes to the configuration. That includes changes of fields use and addition/removal of rows in the table.
For requests to create similar tabular structure for other data, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.