Use the TAB key to move forward to the next field.
Lookup fields are indicated by square brackets [ ]. Press F4 to open an external database to search and retrieve valid data. (Additional function key options may be available on certain screens). You may also enter codes directly into lookup fields without using the lookup function.
Basic input fields are indicated by 'less than' and 'greater than' symbols < >. Enter data directly into these fields.
Dates are entered as MMDDYY. If you enter DD, the current month and year will be assumed. If you enter MMDD, the current year will be assumed. Leading zeros must be entered for days and years but are not necessary for months.
Tables display multiple records at one time. Two types of tables are utilized throughout the AIRPEX system:
1) Full Screen Tables, which are used to list records in databases, and
In the example screen above, the master bill of lading has several house bills associated with it. The same master bill also has multiple containers. Whenever such a one-to-many relationship exists, detail tables are utilized to display the associated multiple records.
Adding records to tables:
Most detail tables allow direct input of data, but most full screen tables have
a detail screen for data entry and editing. Check the menu options to determine
if the table that you are working with supports direct input.
The number of records that a table can hold is limited only by available disk space. Tables frequently contain more records than can be displayed at one time. To accommodate this situation table data can be scrolled to display the additional records.
To view the next screenful of records, place the cursor in the table region, then press the F3 function key. To view the previous group of records, press F2.
Tables occasionally have more fields than can be displayed at one time. To accomodate this situation, table data can be 'toggled' to display the additional fields.
Not every table offers this functionality. Check the screen menu options to determine if a particular table offers toggling capabilities.
To toggle table fields, place the cursor in the table region, then press the appropriate function key to display the hidden fields. Press the function key again to display the original fields.
To locate a record in a table, place the cursor in a locator field, type in your search criteria, then press the F5 function key. If the data exists, it will be brought to the top of the table, and the records will be sorted on that field.
Not every field in every table offers this search/sort functionality. Check the menu options to determine if a particular field in a table offers search options.
Most AIRPEX screens contain the following basic screen elements:
Screen ID - Located at the upper left corner of the screen.
Identifies the AIRPEX screen (and version). Use this identifier
when reporting technical problems.
Function keys are used extensively throughout the AIRPEX system. The following list indicates the usual action associated with each FKey:
F1 - Stop/select Close the current screen and return to
the calling screen.
F11 - F20 are accessed by holding down the Shift key then pressing a corresponding function key F1 - F10
Access to the system uses standard UNIX System V user ID and password procedures. Each user is assigned a specific starting menu using the BMS Menu Security system. Only the functions available on that menu (and any sub-menus below it) can be accessed by the user.
Normally, menus are assigned to classes of users who all have a common set of responsibilities. For example, all those involved in Air Export would have the Air Export Menu while those in Import would have the ABI menu. Some of each group might also have access to Invoicing, Accounts Receivable or Accounts Payable. The menu system can be further refined to cause certain programs to work differently depending upon the privileges assigned to the user.
BMS provides instruction to key personnel designated by management on the maintenance of the menu system.
The menu examples displayed throughout this help system represent the standard menu set that ships with AIRPEX. Your system may have modified versions of these menus.
AIRPEX handles printing to a variety of devices. Most printable output can be sent to dot matrix printers for preprinted forms, laser printers, faxes, files or the screen.
When a print command is issued AIRPEX displays a printer selection screen. Choose an output device by typing it's corresponding number. Depending upon the print job (form or report) and output device selected, program flow then passes to another screen which allows input of various print parameters appropriate to your selections. Finally, the program offers an option confirm your selections to print, or to abort the process.