Cost Data Entry Form - General Controls
All data relating to individual cost items is entered via a single, multi-page form known as the Cost Data Entry form. This form is entered via menu call Editing/General Edit. When you do this, the Cost Breakdown Structure form will appear in select-only mode so that you can select a cost item. Upon selection, the Cost Data Entry form will appear.
At the top of the form are the General Controls:
Save & Exit Saves the data for the current cost item and exits from the form.
Exit Exits from the form without saving. However, if any changes have been made to the data, a warning notice about impending data loss will be shown.
Select Enables the selection of a new cost item. The Cost Breakdown Structure form will be shown in data selection mode. Any changes to the current cost item are automatically saved.
Add Item Allows a new cost item to be added to the cost breakdown structure. Any changes to the current cost item are automatically saved. A return is then made to the Cost Data Entry form so that data can be entered into the new item. This facility is intended for occasional use only. Use menu command Editing/General Edit to make large-scale changes to the cost breakdown structure.
Arrow Buttons The arrow buttons allow navigation around the cost breakdown structure without leaving the form. The horizontal arrows allow you to move from one cost item to another inside the same sibling group, while the vertical arrows allow you to move from one level to another. Using these buttons automatically saves any changes to the current cost item.
Show Percent Cost variances on the Direct Cost and Defined Cost pages can be shown and entered as percentages or actual values.
The Item Number and Item Name boxes are read-only displays showing the number and name of the current cost item.