TARGET Revision 19.1
1. FACCTS accounting: the close month function was missing some
cases of open items and allowing a close while ungenerated bills
existed. This has been fixed.
2. The UEN interface now provides direct control of UED magazine
advertising. We will be sending you more information on this after
you have installed this update and returned the sign-up form included
with the UED advertising confirmations. Briefly, the idea is that the
"U" advertising code will now trigger advertising a listing in the
UED magazine. This must be used in addition to the "#" code
Note that if you use a "U" advertising code, the system will check
the length of the listing to make sure it will fit within the margins
of the printed UED. This is a complicated calculation because some
letters are wider than others (compare "W" to "i"); if the listing
is too long, a message will appear telling you the comparison of
the calculated length to the maximum of 2880 decipoints. To give
you a feel for the size of individual characters, a letter "X" is
35 typesetter units and a "j" is 16. The whole word "TAILSTOCK"
totals 300 units while "tailstock" totals 228. In general, if
you used mixed case in your listings you will never see the message.
If you use all uppercase letters, long lines will give you trouble.
If you have not returned your "Direct Control" form to us, please
do so. If you need a copy of the form, call or email Steve.
3. There is a new field associated with I/K machines, called (on the
screens) "FOBo". This is an override to the normal FOB handling on
quotes. If the new field is blank, everything works as it always did.
If the new field is non-blank (only F/L/N allowed) this will become
the default on the quote print screen for that machine only. As
always, this may still be overridden by the user when the quote is
4. In previous versions of TARGET, if you started by looking up a machine
in F8 then went to F3/F4 (as opposed to the other way around), the system
would "forget" the machine you had just looked up. The new rule is that
if there is no currently-selected prospect, the system will continue
to remember your last machine and search. As always, if you change
prospects we will forget machines and searches.
5. On the quote maintenance screen, there was a case where the up
arrow wouldn't go to the correct field. This has been fixed.
6. The new Stock List email (release 18.3) had the boiler plates
in the wrong places. This has been fixed.
7. The quote screen now warns you if you try to quote a machine to
the current owner or the prospect from whom you bought it. Note that
the bulk quoting system has always refused to quote to the owner.
8. Some prospect list generator functions (multi-choice, and by
machines) now allow selection of DCF at once or any combination. If
you select more than one mail code, the detailed geographic selection
below (ZIP code, postal code, or country) will apply only to the
first choice you entered in the DCF field. Also note that
if you use more than one selection in DCF and want to print labels,
you must use the 5162-size labels.
9. The prospect list by machines function now also has the choices
for Fax: (Y/N/B) and Eml: (Y/N/B). These work just as they do in
the multi-choice screen.
10. The prospect list by machines function reported a confusing result
for unique prospect names with some output choices. This has been
11. The Machine Inquiry screen (F8) has some new search options.
Here is a recap of the choices:
|Entry in Machine ID# field
||What it does|
||Looks up that machine|
||Starts normal category search|
||Starts search by tag number|
||Starts search by serial number|
If you select the search by category using the ?, you have these choices:
|Entry in Category field
||What it does|
||Used that category|
||Starts category by name search|
||Starts search by manufacturer in all categories|
12. This isn't new at all but we are finding that some users didn't
know this: if you put the UEN code # on a wanted (and run
the UEN update of course) the wanted listing not only goes on UEN
and your web site, it also goes out automatically in the overnight
email bulletin from UEN. Since this is all free, why not?