Production Code Entry

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Production is the second phase in film making, which starts when principal photography begins and ends.  Use Production Code Entry [suprod] to set up a Production Code for your database.  Most PSL3 databases only use one Production Code but you can set up additional codes if needed.  A common Chart of Accounts must be used for all Productions within a database.  If a Production requires a unique Chart of Accounts, then it is suggested to create a new database.  Please note a Production Code record can not be deleted once it has been used in PSL3.

 

If you would like to print a list of all Production Codes entered in the database, click the 'Report' module, then 'Setup & Maintenance' sub-folder.  Listed is the Production Codes List Report.

 

 

Open:

 

To access the Production Code Entry [suprod] screen, click the 'Setup' module from the menu tree (see following screen shot).

 

You can also access this screen by typing the screen or acronym name in the blue prompt bar located above the 'Setup' menu.  Then, press Enter.

 

 

 

The screen then appears.

 

 

 

Fields:

 

Code - Input the code identifying the Production which can hold up to six alpha/numeric characters.  After entering the new Production Code, PSL3 asks, "That Production Code is not in the database.  Would you like to add it?".  Select 'Yes'.

 

Description - Input the name of the Production which can hold up to 30 alpha/numeric characters.

 

Comp Code - Input the Company Code associated with the Production Code (optional).

 

 

Helpful Hints:

 

Make sure to input all white colored fields as white fields are required before saving in PSL3.
To save this entry, select either 'Save' icon located on the toolbar.        

 

You can also press the F1 Key, then 'U' option to Update which saves and remains on screen or press the F1 Key, then 'A' option to Accept which saves and clears the screen (most common).

 

 

 

To delete an unused Production Code, place your cursor in the specific Production Code you want to delete and press the F10 Key or select the 'Delete' icon .  Red strike-through lines appear which are deleted upon saving.
To search for an existing Production Code, press the F7 Key or select the 'Find' icon when the screen is clear.  All records appear in which you can scroll through using the 'Arrow' icons (First, Prior, Next and Last) or by pressing the 'Page Up' or 'Page Down' Keys until you find the code needed.