We will help you create a General Event by example for an event that triggers a Message Box Notification regarding Procedures & Policies when someone accesses Inventory Item File Maintenance. The steps used are basic to all General Events of this action type.
From the Item File screen select the General Events Icon from the menu tool bar or press “Ctrl-G.” (We are only in the Item File screen to get the program name IM0101. If you already know the program name, you can create a General Event action from anywhere within Elliott.)
After selecting the General Events Icon or pressing Ctrl-G, you will be taken to Event Request Window listing all the General Events you have set up (Subscribed To). See next page.
General Event Subscription List
Subscription List – Shows first event we created in previous example
Type R = Recurring. If it is a One Time Request
Type O = One Time Request
In the Event Request Window List, press F5 to find IM0101. Place the cursor on the event to highlight and then press <Enter> or double click the mouse to insert.
Once selected, the system takes us to the Event Action Request Window as shown below.
Step 3. Disposition - Select Recurring
Step 4. Select Msg Box
E-Mail Folder now changes to Msg Box Folder
Open Msg Box Folder
Icons available for Message Box display
Templates to be explained in detail for Specific Events
Save à After refreshing cache memory, the next time a user goes to Item File Maintenance, the above message will pop up in a window. See examples on the next page.
Msg Box Popup Window
Msg Box Details
Let’s assume the Msg Box we just created was to be used in conjunction with the Elliott Freight Calculation program just implemented and we do not want this window to pop up after 45 days. To do this, we could manually delete the action in 45 days or let the system work more efficiently for us by adding an expiration date.
From anywhere in Elliott, click the General Events Icon, or press Ctrl-G, to access the Events Subscription List.
Select IM0101 and press <Enter> or double click to access Events Action Request window.
In the Events Action Request window click Expires radio button, calculate 45 days from today and pick the date on the calendar.
To Finish à Press Okay and Save
Event Action Set To expire 11/11/01 at 12:00 am
Ticklers are discussed in detail in the Notes chapter. Applied to General Events; they are primarily used as a notification action substitute when e-mail is not available.