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Cost Code – Formatting

Setup > WBS Relationship Wizard - Cost Code - Formatting

This step is displayed because Prolog Manager will always pad Budget Group values with leading zeros in order to fill all available characters. For example, if the Budget Group for Cost Code is defined in Prolog as a six-character field, Cost Code 1-040 will be recorded in Prolog as 01-040. Unlike Prolog, Job Cost does not automatically pad values with leading zeros. Also, Job Cost would consider Cost Code 1-040 to be a distinctly different Cost Code from 01-040. A consistent way of translating from one to the other is therefore required.

When translating from Prolog Manager, should Integrator assume that the Job Cost - Cost Code will have leading zeros to fill all characters?
  • Yes - Click this option if you enter leading zeros when setting up Cost Codes (under Job Cost: Setup > Standard Cost Codes) so that all available character positions are filled.
  • No - Click this option if you do not enter leading zeros when setting up Cost Codes. With this option selected, when Integrator translates a Cost Code value from Prolog to Job Cost, it will remove leading zeros. When translating from Job Cost to Prolog, it will add leading zeros as needed.