TARGET Revision 19.3
1. There have been a number of changes made to the TARGET <-> UEN interface system; these are
1a. NEW machines can now be sent to the UEN database; although they do not show on UEN, they can show on
your web site if you use the UEN system for generating your inventory pages. There will be more changes
coming in this area, so watch this spot.
1b. TARGET & UEN now support more than one "specials" page on your website; in addition to the standard
"!" advertising code, you may use codes 1-9 to identify up to 9 more specials pages. Remember that each
must be set up by HSI first, so call or email us before you start using the new codes.
1c. There is a new feature on UEN that allows you to specify a separate document that will be the
"additional information" page for a given machine. This may be HTML, DOC, or a PDF. The file must exist
on the UEN system before you start using it. Machine maintenance (back office #41) has been changed to
provide the new fields. The XInfo field gives the name of the file (name is converted to all lower case
on UEN) and the "T" field following gives the type as H=html, D=doc, P=pdf. If there is no picture or
spec for a machine, this file will be used as the target of the "i" link at the start of the listing. If
there is a picture or spec, the file will be the target of a new link on the detailed listing display
page. Best bet is to call us for details on how you might want to use this.
1d. The UEN update process was sometimes breaking the search for machines by category name in F8. This
has been fixed. If you suspect your search doesn't work correctly, you can fix the data (you only have
to do this once after you install 19.3) by running the "UED category list" from the back office, sales
reports menu. Answer the "Only categories in use?" question with a "Y" and all will be fixed.
2. This is not a change but a clarification to how export data files work in TARGET. If you use the
prospect list function to build a selection and then select the "file for DOS transfer" option, note that
all selected prospects will be written to the file, even if they have the bulk mail/fax/email flags (or
any one of them) set to "N". These fields are at the end of each exported record; if you are using this
file to mail/fax/email you should make sure the content of these fields is respected by whatever (or
whoever) is using the file.
3. The quote maintenance function (F5) has several corrections. First, we no longer generate a web site
link if the machine being quoted doesn't have the # advertising code. Previously this could generate a
dead link in an emailed quote. Also, the email copy function did not work correctly under some circumstances.
This has been fixed.
4. Prospect list by machines (back office 32, 12) has a new question "Match blanks?". This controls the
behavior of text field tests when the field in a given machine record is blank. Previously, these always
matched. Now, if you set the field to "N", machines with a blank match field will only be selected if
the corresponding field in your selection criteria is also blank. The intent of this is that you can
avoid generic W or X machines and only match those with exactly the right manufacturer or model.
5. In machine inquiry (F8) the ? search now shows the tag number field on the second line of each
6. In machine maintenance (back office 41) the */# searches now work properly.
7. The nag list report now shows extensions for phone numbers
8. In FACCTS billing, you can now copy a purchase order to a bill; this is designed to make it easier to
bill a customer for parts or whatever that you had drop shipped.
9. When you are using the F5/@ method of filling in merge fields in a document to be bulk faxed or
emailed, code 9 now has the value of the email address. The available codes are:
3/4=two address lines
10. As part of the conversion process, the system creates a new prospect named BULK. This is given
prospect type Z and is domestic. The other fields are not filled in. This prospect will get F4 tracking
on all bulk email/fax as a way of tracking what was sent. Note that this is a special prospect: the
system will not permit a name change for this prospect. You may modify any other field you like.
11. The A function in F8 has been extended. You will now be given the opportunity to enter a comment up
to 60 characters after you hit the A command. This will show as the second line of the F4 comment for
the prospect to whom the email is being sent; likely use of this is to identify the prospect who wanted
the item, so we preload the field with the current prospect name if there is one. You may, of course,
change this. Hitting F1 at this point will cancel the request, either F2 or ENTER will send it.
12. The final sale report has been modified to add the asking price to the end of the machine description
on the second line. This allows using the report to compare selling price to asking price. Note that you
should always correct the quote price to be the actual sale price before resolving the sale.