Extra Field – Formatting

Setup > WBS Relationship Wizard - Extra Field - 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 Extra is defined in Prolog as a four-character field, Extra 1 will be recorded in Prolog as 0001. Unlike Prolog, Job Cost does not automatically pad values with leading zeros. Therefore Extra 1 in Job Cost would simply be Extra 1. Also, Job Cost would consider Extra 0001 to be a distinctly different Extra from Extra 1. 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 - Extra will have leading zeros to fill all available characters in the field?
  • Yes - Click this option if you enter leading zeros when setting up Extras (under Job Cost: Setup > Extras) so that all available character positions are filled.
  • No - Click this option if you do not enter leading zeros when setting up Extras. With this option selected, when Integrator translates an Extra 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.

Note - A blank Extra in Job Cost will always translate to Extra zero in Prolog (where all character positions are filled with zeros). Likewise, an Extra in Prolog containing all zeros will translate to blank in Job Cost.