Specifications in TARGET
An important distinction in the TARGET system is that between the
specification for a machine which describes the machine in
more detail than the advertising line and a quote which is
an offer to sell a particular machine to a prospect. In TARGET
terms, it is incorrect to refer to the write-up for a machine as
the "quote"; the proper term is the "specification".
The specification is entered using the word processor; this may be
done either when the machine is originally entered in Machine
Entry (F9) or later using either Machine Maintenance or Description
Maintenance (Back Office 41 and 42). All changes and corrections to
a specification must be done from the Back Office.
There are two methods of copying a specification from an existing
TARGET machine; the selection of method depends on where in the
entry process you are. You may copy an entire machine entry
(including the specification) into F9 by simply looking the "donor"
machine up in F8 prior to going to F9. Just use the F9 C<copy>
function to copy everything about the machine (except serial number)
including the specification.
If you are entering the specification after the fact, you may still
copy in either a specification from another machine or a standard
machine specification. Get to the point at which you would normally
type the whole specification, then:
- Hit the word processor command key, F1
- Choose the insert command I
- Choose file type W
- When asked the file name, enter the donor machine number, but
with enough dollar signs ($$) in front to make a total of
eight characters; this, machine number 1234 would be $$$$1234.
- If you want a standard specification instead, just enter the
name of the standard specification (usually a UED category code)
- Hit the ENTER key three more times and you are all set
Specifications from UEN
Beginning with TARGET release 16.3 it is possible to copy an entire
machine from UEN, including picture and specification. Please see
the UEN application note for details.
If a machine has a specification, the 2<ndPage> option will
be displayed at the bottom of the screen in Machine Inquiry (F8).
Selecting this option will bring up the display of the detailed
specification on your screen.
Transfer to UEN
As long as the appropriate system control variable (UENTCP)
is set to allow specification transfer, they will be automatically
updated on UEN from your TARGET system each time you connect to