The buttons below provide links to topics on all task functionality. However, each time you power on your terminal the Start Up Menu appears and you can quickly start a new task, select a task from the task list, or select the last task (the task that was selected when the terminal was last powered off).
When creating a task (but before you save the task), MAX populates the Task Name field with a number in the format YYMMDDxx, where:
• YY is the two-digit year
• MM is the two-digit month
• DD is the two-digit day
• xx is the two-digit counter for the current day, starting at 01
For example, task 16081503 is the Task Name of the third task created on August 15, 2016.
You can keep this numbered task name or change it when creating the task. For example, you may want to change 16081503 to PreSprayBeans2016.
Setting Up Master Data
The Task Master Data panel is your starting point for data management setup so you can access it quickly when creating a task. When setting up your data, consider the following:
• You can set up the data in sequence from top down on the panel (Client > Farm > Field...) or work backward from Field level.
• Outback suggests setting up master data from the Field level down. Be aware that this applies only to Field, Client, Farm, and Crop. You set Operation and Product separately from the Task Master Data panel.
• Associating elements within the hierarchy will help with fast sorting/lookup.
• Currently, Crop Type is associated with the Field (even though it is listed on the main Task Master Data panel).
• Create duplicate Fields when rotating to different crop types or use Operation and Product (do not use Crop Type).
• Must have a Task created with a Field before a change in crop type; otherwise, another attribute will force a Field copy to be generated.
Note: If you do not require data management, you can skip setting up master data and default settings will be used in all cases.
To set up master data (using the Field down sequence for Client, Farm, and Crop):
1. Press Menu > Tasks > Master Data. The Task Master Data panel appears.
2. Use the diagrams and text below to help you set up master data.
There are fewer steps for setting Operation and Product data as there are for setting Field data.
• Use Example 1 below to help you with setting up master data for Operations and Products.
• Use Example 2 below to help you with setting up master data for Fields (and related Clients, Farms, and Crops).
Example 1: Creating a New Product
• On the Task Master Data panel press Product. The Product panel appears.
• Press New Product. The New Product panel appears.
• Press Name, type a product name, then press Done. The name appears on the Name button.
• (Optional) You can create a product group from the New Product panel. This enables you to filter products by group on the Product panel.
• On the New Product panel press Product Group. The Product Group panel appears.
• Press New. The New Product Group panel appears.
• Press Name, type a group name, then press Done. Press Create to save the group name and return to the Product Group panel.
• To associate the new product with this new product group, press the newly created group then press Select. You are returned to the New Product panel.
• Press Create. You are returned to the Product panel and the newly created product is in the list. Press Back to return to the Task Master Data panel.
Example 2: Creating and Selecting a New Client for a Field
• On the New Field panel press Client. The New Client panel appears.
• For each item on the panel, press the button to display a data entry window, enter the appropriate data, then press Done to return to the New Client panel.
• When finished entering New Client data, press Create. You are returned to the Select Client panel.
• Press the newly created client in the list (its button turns green) then press Select. You are returned to the New Field panel and the selected client name appears on the Client button.