4.5 Employee Attributes
The Attributes screen allows you to
store any information you would like that is not contained on any other screen
by creating custom data fields.
The really powerful part is that you
can specify what kind of data is allowed to be stored in these fields so that
you can force users to enter information in a structured way ensuring that you
will be able to use the information in searches without having to guess which
format it was entered in.
Some examples of Attributes that can be
stored in an Employee's file include education levels, skill levels, or any
Professional licenses or Certifications they may hold qualifying them for
employment within a given capacity.
Below is an example of an Attributes screen
with data established. By clicking on the New Custom Field icon in the lower
right hand corner you will be able to add to existing fields or create new ones
The New Custom Field Icon opens the Setup
& Configuration Tool directly. The next few screen views will illustrate the
The main screen in the Setup Configuration
Tool is what you see directly below. The Menu Bar with Employees and then
Attributes tells you where you are within the Setup and Configuration Tool. The
Setup and Configuration Tool will always allow you to establish Categories,
Statuses, and Attributes throughout Tradepoint yet you will always be directed
to the exact field configuration from the initial point of access.
Clicking on New Category will allow you to
define a New Category as shown in the next Screen View below. In this field type
in the Name and any description of the field and then Click on the New Attribute
icon in the lower left hand corner of the screen view.
The next screen view illustrates
establishing particular characteristics of the New Category. So when data is
added to this Custom Attribute field it will be in the exact format according to
the type of data that field has been assigned to hold.