The next FastTab down is the Data Selections FastTab, several fields in this FastTab have been populated and enabled.

The first three fields relate to Data Selection. Your data selections are simply the fields that you want the operators to be prompted about before they start the production output process on the device. The order in which you want the operators to be prompted can be moved about. Mentioned previously in the Portal Framework section of the document users can set these up per device rather than use the global settings in here.

You can choose to enable Show Ops with No Qty to Start . If enabled this will determine whether only operations which have a Qty. Available to Start Base (found on the routing line) are shown.

This will only work for routing lines which are manual flushing, this is setup on the routing card against the field Flushing Method (forward and backward flushing wouldn’t usually go through MES)

On your Released Production Order, you will have a Quantity on header. This quantity will flush through to the first routing line (the first operation required to complete the finished item) visible in the field Qty. Available to Start Base.

As you complete your first operation and output the quantity that outputted quantity will then be visible on the next routing line populating the field Qty. Available to Start Base.

Setting the flag Show Ops with No Qty to Start means that users can see operation lines which have no Qty. Available to Start Base, most likely down to the previous operation not being completed with no output generated to start the next operation

Another option you can select is to Show Prod Order from Work Ctr. In Business Central (BC), you have a work centre which can be linked to multiple machine centres. When you are prompted on the application (device) for a centre you are picking (based on setup) a Machine Centre. Setting this flag means that production orders which have a routing line of your Machine centre will be visible but also production orders with a routing line of the Machine Centres parent Work Centre, can be visible as well (should your business require it)

Example Scenario

  • When prompted on the application choose a Machine Centre (Example: 440) that you are working in (Data Selection 1)

  • Choose the Operator (Data Selection 2)

  • Choose your Production Order (Routing Line) (Data Selection 3)

    • The Routing lines presented are filtered based on the Machine Centre 440, the option you selected previously. If you were to set the flag to Show Prod Order from Work Ctr, then your list of routing lines on your device would also show for Work Centre 400.

The next option down to select on the Data Selections FastTab is Exclude Ops from Other Devices. Ticking, this option will filter out operations (routing lines) selected on other devices from the selection screen. It stops multiple devices traying to work on the same thing.

The final setting is how you would like to view the production routing lines on the device, by default the field Prod. Order Sorting is set to be by Prod. Order No. however this can be changed to Starting DateTime.