Meters Tab - WebTMA 7

WebTMA stores information about the Vehicle odometer or other Vehicle meters on the Meters Tab. In addition to the actual reading, you can indicate when the odometer resets itself to 0, known as a rollover, and track how many times rollovers have occurred.

Expand a line on the grid to review details about previous readings and, in Edit mode, to add a new reading.

The Reading field represents the odometer value. Actual readings can also be entered from the Quick Post Fuel & Oil window or the PMs Tab for the vehicle record; however, neither of these windows includes an indication that the meter has rolled over.

When you add a meter, the optional Delta field is used to indicate the maximum difference expected before a user is asked to confirm their entry when entering a meter reading. This helps prevent related issues when the Technician enters an incorrect reading. For example, the previous reading is 20,000 miles, and the Technician enters 135,000 (instead of 35,000). If the Delta value is 20,000, WebTMA will prompt, "The value you have entered is greater than the acceptable delta. Do you want to continue?" This gives the user the opportunity to re-enter the correct value.

Rollover Details

Indicate rollovers from the Meters Tab. In Edit mode, expand the line, select the Add Reading link, and complete the Meter Reading Entry flyout.

The person who records a reading compares the rollover value to the number in the Digits field. For example, if the maximum reading for an odometer is 99,999, the number 5 is in the Digits field. Each time the meter reading exceeds 99,999, mark the Rollover check box on the Meter Reading Entry flyout.

When you change the rollover value, the value in the # Rollovers column on the Meters Tab increases by 1 once you select Save on the Meter Reading Entry flyout.

How to Add Meters

To add a meter to the Vehicle record from the Meters Tab:

  1. Choose Edit on the WebTMA toolbar.
  2. Select the Add Meter link at the top of the grid.
  3. Complete the required fields: Meter Code, Description, and Technician Code.
  4. (Optional) Mark the Odometer check box if this is the vehicle's odometer.
  5. Complete other fields as needed.
  6. Select the Save button on the flyout.
  7. Choose Save on the WebTMA toolbar.

The meter is now a line item on the Meters Tab. You can add more than one meter if needed.

How to Add Meter Readings

After you have added a meter to a record, you can use the Add Reading link on the expanded meter line item to update the meter when a new reading is taken.

From the Meters Tab of the desired vehicle record:

  1. Select Edit on the WebTMA toolbar.
  2. Expand the desired meter line.
  3. Choose the Add Reading link on the desired meter line.
  4. Complete the required fields: Reading and Technician Code on the Meter Reading Entry flyout.
  5. (Optional) Mark the Rollover check box if the meter has exceeded the number of digits designated when you added the meter record.
  6. Select the Save button on the flyout.
  7. Choose Save on the WebTMA toolbar.

Want to Learn More?

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