Most of our Jobs contains a variable in Variables & Prompts so we can easily use the same Job with different parameters. All of them have a formating value like "YYYY" for a Year or "MM" for a two length Month number, so any Operator does easily know what to fill in. Same to any other Option like "DD.MM.YYYY"
If this Job is used in a JobPlan - it has to be filled in using a valid year:
If we have multiple Jobs using the same Variable &YEAR# we configure this Option inside the JobPlan itself - not in every DUMMY.JOB - which will then be filled via inheritance.
Sometimes our operator change a variable from YYYY to 2018
- then "ups it is already defined in the JobPlan itself" - and then change it back to YYYY (dont ask...).
Therefore (correct) inheritance is brocken - but no one will see this - otherwise exported as XML:
<row ERTUsage="0" Mod="1" Name="&YEAR#" Value="YYYY"/>
<row ERTUsage="0" Mod="0" Name="&YEAR#" Value="YYYY"/>
1. Easy Way
If a variable is (ever) changed - mark it (any way would be helpful)
2. Best way
Add a reset button
Reset Variables to default