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Segment parameters

Segment parameters

In this step, it is necessary to input the attributes that will be used for installing the segment controller. After the installation finishes, the data will be saved in the System settings and Segments directories of Tillypad Manager .

The window for this step contains the following panels: General settings , Additional parameters , and Help system .

By default, the fields are filled in with data from the initialisation file of the installation program (ini-file).

Selecting segment controller parameters

Figure 5.7. Selecting segment controller parameters


General settings panel fields:

  • GUID is the unique ID of the segment controller to be installed. This field is read-only.

  • Name is the name of the segment controller to be installed. This is a required field.

  • Description is a short text description of the segment controller.

    Any additional information can be entered in this field.

  • Port is the number of the port used by the domain controller to connect to the database. This is a required field.

The Additional parameters panel is composed of the following fields:

  • Currency format is the default format for displaying and rounding currency units. This is a required field.

    The symbols '#', '0', '.' and ',' are used to specify formats. The '#' symbol means that no trailing zeros (non-necessary zeros) will appear in the box. The '0' symbol means that trailing zeros (zeros in the final decimal position) will also be displayed. The '.' symbol stands for the decimal point. The rightmost period in the format string serves as the decimal point. All other '.' symbols will be ignored. The ',' symbol is used to divide the integer part of the value into groups of 3 digits, i.e. into orders of one thousand. The format entry can also include letters, for example: 'p' or 'pound'.

    Examples of how currency units will be displayed in the selected formats are shown in the tooltip balloon.

  • Currency precision - determines to what decimal place currency units are rounded (i.e. the number of digits that will appear after the decimal point).

  • Cost price recalculation - indicates whether a recalculation of the cost price must be carried out. This is a required field.

    You can choose between Yes and No. If you select Yes, cost price calculation will be launched at the segment server startup or restart. If you select No, the cost price be will not be recalculated.

  • Purchase price recalculation indicates whether recalculation of the stock item purchase price must be carried out. This is a required field.

    You can choose between Yes and No. If you select Yes, stock item purchase price calculation will be launched at the segment server startup or restart. If you select No, the purchase price will not be recalculated.

  • Sales record processing – indicates whether sales records need to be processed. This is a required field.

    You can choose between Yes and No. If you select Yes, sales records processing will be launched at the segment server startup or restart. If you select No, sales records be will not be processed.

The Help system panel is composed of the following fields:

  • Help system server – the location of the server on which the context help file will be located. This is a required field.

    You can choose one of the following options: This segment server or External source.

    If you select External source, an additional field, Network name, will appear. In this field, the user must provide data for connecting to an external help system server.

    Help system panel with a field for indicating the network name of the help system server

    Figure 5.8. Help system panel with a field for indicating the network name of the help system server


  • Network name is the network name or IP address of the server where the context help system file is located. This is a required field.

  • Help port is the number of the port used to connect to the database. This is a required field.

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