The Children pane allows the user to display asset information data in a flat table for multiple assets. You can select one or more rows and edit them, but there are caveats: you must have exactly one asset information group selected under Groups, and the assets you select must all be of types that have that asset information group available on them.
You can also export the grid to Excel, Text or CSV.
If you elect to view complicated AIG forms which contain complex calculations and references, then the data grid may take several minutes to load. This will depend on the complexity of AIG forms and the number of assets to view.
In some circumstances (particularly if your database used to be a version 5 database) you may have AIG records against assets whose type does not have that AIG assigned. This is because AIG records are not deleted when you unassociate an asset type from an AIG. Any such “secret” records will show in the Children tab with a purple border, to visually indicate to you that you won’t see this data as an AIG form when you navigate to the asset.
- This button can be used to edit asset information. This Edit button is only enabled if you have exactly one Group selected under the Groups menu button, and you have one or more assets selected in the list, that have that Group assigned to them. This Edit button is useful for editing Asset Information data on many assets at once. When you have multiple assets selected in the Children grid, it follows the usual rules of Multi-Edit. You can edit asset information on single assets either via here or via Asset Information at the bottom right of the Assets screen.
- This is shared functionality. Refer to Export for a full feature description.
- This menu lists all Asset Information Groups which are assigned to the Asset Types of the visible assets in the grid. Check and uncheck which Asset Information Groups or Sub-Asset Information Groups to view in the data grid.
- This menu item has a drop down list with two options to select.either in the “up” state or “down” state. When “down”, the children grid displays only the direct descendants of the currently selected asset (one level of the hierarchy only). When in the “up” state, the grid will display all children of the currently selected asset (multiple levels of the hierarchy).
- This menu item will display all children of the currently selected asset (multiple levels of the hierarchy) if it is selected.
- This menu item will display the selected asset and its direct descendants if it is selected, if it is not selected, the grid will only show the direct descendants without the selected asset in the hierarchy.
- This menu item will change the active asset in the Asset hierarchy to the currently selected asset in the data grid. By navigating to a different asset in the hierarchy, this will also update the contents of data grid.
- See Customise for information about the Customise toolbar option.
- See Connections for information about the Connections toolbar option.
- If your database has Shortcuts on Assets (which by default, databases do) they will appear here, in addition to appearing at the bottom of the Assets screen’s main Assets menu.