Find! - A Better Directory
Manual - Product Entry












A - (Edit Items). The next screen
B - Copy an item



Edit Items
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Edit Item Utilities
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Editing Notes:

Main Editing Keys - Keys which may be use during entering data.
Backspace - Deletes the character to the left of the Cursor.

General Instructions

Entry may be UPPER or lower case letters. In the first five lines Use Mixed Capitalization. When the file is recalled all spacing and commas are removed. Searching will compare keys as UPPER CASE, however punctuation other than commas (,) will remain as entered and will affect the ability to locate a match.

Any character which is highlighted (reverse screen) may be accessed by depressing a single key. The Labels for A - P may be different or in a different order.

The information on the each of the products is 16 lines. The first five lines (a total of 275 characters) are "key #1" thru "Key #5", each of these 5 lines will be reassembled to contain no spaces or commas. ie. Battery, Auto Batteries, Auto

Will be saved and recalled as: BatteryAutoBatteriesAuto

The fastest access will be to the first item in each of first five lines (Keys). However, anything in any of the first five keys can be accessed by customers.

Key1, Coordinate X, Coordinate Y and Headline all require an entry of at least one character.

A fully filled out screen may resemble this.
Main edit screen
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the corresponding map.
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Lines A-E are Keys (Data to locate items listed on lines G-P
An entry is required on line A. This should be either a product name Duracell or product type Battery.

NOTE - Misspellings, plurals and multiple Brand Names may be entered on these Lines. Upper and lower case are used only for readability and do not change the searches.

Line: F is four items
X - Location_X - Location of the vertical dimension in decimal units (ie. 1.3).

Y - Location_Y - Location of the horizontal dimension in decimal units (ie. 1.6).

In the example above, (x=369, y=30) the locator circles will center at 369 units the left and 30 units from the top, of the map.

Excl Flag - Exclude Flag normally none. However, Flags may be A-Z, 0-9 or the symbols available on the keyboard. On the Customer Program, Find! these symbols allow the item to be found but not displayed. A message "This item is not available at this time."

NOTE a ~ as the first character of Line A, Find! (the Customer's part of the program) will ignore this item. Think of this as a soft delete ( a non destructive delete .)

Shelf - Shelf Number - Refer to Shelf Listing Appendix for the correct number the correct shelf number will facilitate editing. use Pxxxxa ... designating which Pseudoshelf the product is located.

Dept - Department - The correct department number will facilitate editing.

Line G - Headline - This is a Highlighted product identifier.
Lines H thru O - are Information to the Customer.
Line P - See Also: - will only display if there is information on the line

After each line has been entered or passed the following will display.

Press any highlighted key: Test Screen, Try Map, PgDn to Save or Quit.

A - P will let you edit these lines.
Test screen, T, will display the screen exactly as the customer will see it! except for the labels at the bottom of the screen. The Screen will return to the Edit Mode.

Alt C - will activate (if the answer is numeric) the calculator with the current entry in the display. After the calculation, an option is given to put the answer into the current field.

Calculator
After listing has displayed, Return will bring you back to the product editing screen.

You may select Y A map of the entire store will appear displaying the location of the Find! station, the primary location of the product and labeling the main departments within the store. At this time the press of keys (F5-F8) an exploded view of the area around the product will be shown.

Access to the product database without the ability to change the data. If no match, product not found, on the initial input, a message will display. Telling the customer their initial entry is saved and the system is trying to find that product.

Find! will try a partial key search. After the first the keys in search mode the first entry will be shortened then search will repeat. In no instance will Find! not find something as a final record will be found if no other item is found, the system will thank the customer for using this store's system.

The Find! system is eight programs with six integrated databases and several other files. Find! the customer's program. SDMenu is a utility with selections for Backup, Restore, Reorganize the main file and the Not Found Database access to both the customer and editor programs.

An editing program, StoreEd, after password allows an employee to: Edit the product database. Add or modify the access flags. Modify product location, wording and layout. Copy a Product or Shelf. A calculator that will place the answer in an entry if desired. Test the graphic customer screen and location on map. Enable or disable display of certain groups of products like seasonal or sale items. Display items by Key item. One key is Department Number, all items in that department can be listed, products on one shelf.



A map of the entire store will appear at the press of a Map key (F1-F4), displaying the location of the Find! station, the primary location of the product and labeling the main departments within the store.

A "Bull's Eye" which defines the products location, and an "X" where the system is located, are red and white for maximum contrast and color blind customers.

Function keys are available for:

MAP - (F1-F4) Displays the complete, labeled, map with the "X" and "Bull's
Eye" indicators. The screen shown is after Alt-Z has been pressed.
DETAIL - (F5-F8) Displays a detailed section map (1/5th to 1/70th of the full map), section around the product "Bull's Eye".

GTest Map Element on the screen: display All elements = A display grid = A display Labels = A
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G Test Map Element on the screen: display All elements = A display grid = B display Labels = A
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GTest Map Element on the screen: display All elements = A display grid = A display Labels = B
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G Test Map Element on the screen: display All elements = B display grid = A display Labels = A
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GTest Map Element on the screen: display All elements = B display grid = A display Labels = A
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G Test Map Element on the screen: display All elements = B display grid = B display Labels = A
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Test Map Element on the screen: display All elements = B display grid = B display Labels = B
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G Hide interior behind door: OFF
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G Hide interior behind door: ON An # sign at the end of the Shelf.s_id (door) or the second door.

Notes:
A New Entry will display a Record Number of 0.
A Copied or Found record for editing will display the recalled record number.
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