This tab has general setting for the system.
Dimension Unit: Default value used for breeding pens or other locations.
This is an F2 Lookup
Use edit mode: This determines if Edit mode is turned on or off for forms
When in edit mode a record that has been saved is locked for editing until the edit mode button on the toolbar is selected. This prevents users overwriting and exiting record by mistake. For example you enter a new incubator and save the record, then without entering a new record you enter the details of your next incubator. You do this six times. At the end you only have on incubator on the system as rather than adding new ones you have altered the existing record six times.
Edit mode is designed to stop inexperienced users from doing this.
On the toolbar it has the following button:
Use menu Toolbar: This determines if the section toolbar on the left of the main form is shown or not.
Load Defaults: AIMS loads a large set of default data for you into system, such as movement reasons, drug details into the medical section, end of incubation methods etc.
These are loaded when you first install or you update AIMS.
On some occasions we have found that antivirus software interferes with adding this data when AIMS is first run. Checking this box will force the default data to reload next time you start AIMS
Display Full Location wording: This determine what is displayed on the bird form as tyo the location of the bird:
The two images below show the same bird with this setting on and off.
Default weight unit: The default unit when weighing birds. This is an F2 Lookup.
Default Acquisition Type: This is the default acquisition method to be used when adding n w birds. This is an F2 Lookup.
Auto add bird value: When you hatch an egg the chcik has for accounting purposes a value as part of your stock. If this is ticked the value in the Default Bird Value will be aded to the system when you hatch a bird.
Default Bird Value: When you hatch an egg the chcik has for accounting purposes a value as part of your stock. the value here will be used as the default value. Please check with your accountant on how much you set this as. We use a a set value on what we believe it costs to rear it. If you then sell the bird, it’s value will be the sale value.
Default Sexing Method for Chicks: When you hatch an egg and AIMS adds the chick to your stock it will use this entry to fill in the the sexing method for the chick.
Built in values are Visual, DNA, Surgical, Other, Not Recorded
Warn if enclosure name is not unique: When adding new enclosures if the name is not unique you will be warned.
Enclosures must be unique: Enforces that enclosure names must be unique. If this is not ticked AIMS will allow you to enter two locations with the same name, not a good idea, but will warn you if the Warn if enclosure name is not unique checkbox is ticked.
Check for updates: This is the number of days between the system checking if there are updates to AIMS on our server. Setting this to 0 will turn off checking. The default is 14 days.
Update checked on: This shows when the last update check was done. This is not editable.
BALAI Registration number: If you are a BALAI registered facility enter your BALAI registration number here. This will then appear on BALSI reports for your stock which you can use on your annual inspection.
Date of Balai Registration: If you are a BALAI registered facility enter the date of your fiest registration. This will then appear on BALSI reports for your stock which you can use on your annual inspection.
Breeding season spans 2 years: If your breeding season goes through December 31st check this box to enable the Breeding season starts in selection box.
If all of your eggs for any one breeding season are laid in the same year leave this unticked.
Breeding season starts in: A pick list of months to select which month your breeding season starts.
If all of your eggs for any one breeding season are laid in the same year leave this as January.
Please see this entry for details on this feature.