Jobs define information. Quotas accumulate information.
Jobs are used to define information about a customer project, as well as data that is used in determining how the job should be charged such as price catalog, freight rate and tax rate.This is important because a job may have different pricing than the customer normally has. A customer may have zero or more jobs. The job record is also used to accumulate data about the number of loads and tonnage for the job. Related to this, a job may also have a quota, which is a limit on the tonnage of material.
Quota is used to accumulate loads and tons of a material so the limit can be enforced. when the quota is exceeded during a weighing, the operator is warned and can override the warning. A second, optional purpose for quota is to prin the job and material accumulations on the ticket. Quota records can be automatically created. If a file has the auto create option set in scale.app, and it has total fields, then a record will be automatically created when a transaction components is created.
Using a job with a quota:
The job and the quota can be defined in the customer file, as shown above. A job can also be defined on the fly during weighing.
The dialog to enter a job during weighing must be enable in the site file by checking Enter job.
Begin a weigh-in and fill in the job information.
Click finish to put the truck in the yard.
After the truck is loaded and has mounted the scale, recall the truck from the yard to complete the transaction.
If the load exceeds the quota established for the job, the operator will be alerted and can override the warning or can send the truck back to the load.