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==Using Current Views==
==Current Views and Field Reports==
A <b>field report</b> is a data entry form used to record and store information about an item.
A <b>current view</b> is a summary of all the information collected about an item on field reports.
<b>Reconciliation</b> is the process of assigning the information in a field report to an existing item or creating a new item/current view.
All mine action information is entered into IMSMA<sup>NG</sup> via a field report, a data entry form used to collect information about an item. When a field report is completed, it is either reconciled to an existing item (that is, it is determined to be information about an item that already exists in IMSMA<sup>NG</sup>) or it is reconciled as new (that is, it is determined to be information about an item that does not already exist in IMSMA<sup>NG</sup>).
With this approach, users can collect and store multiple field reports about the same item over time so that the entire history of the item is preserved in the system. The approach also provides a complete audit trail of all changes made to any mine action information so that information managers can answer the question, "What did we know and when did we know it?"
IMSMA<sup>NG</sup> also provides a constantly updated current view of the item which represents the sum of information about the item at any given time. As subsequent information is collected about a specific attribute of an item, IMSMA<sup>NG</sup> updates the item’s current view on an attribute-by-attribute basis. For example, Field Report #1 collects some initial information about a hazard. It sets the priority to "Medium" and specifies that the hazard contains AP mines and is 25,000 sqm. Field Report #2 updates information about the hazard after a subsequent assessment. The report sets the priority to "High" and specifies the presence of AP and AT mines, but it does not change the size or the status of the hazard. Field Report #3 updates the hazard’s size and status after clearance operations are complete. The figure below shows how the hazard’s current view is updated after all three reports are entered into the system.
[[Image:Understanding_IMSMA_Information_Model_-_Updating_CVs.png|center|500px|''Example of Updating Current Views'']]
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''Example of Updating Current Views''
Current view calculations are based on the date of the field report, so it is possible to enter data into the system out of chronological order (that is, to collect past information about an item) without disrupting the current view. For example, if a fourth field report were collected and dated between Field Report #1 and Field Report #2, it would have no effect on the current view as all information in the example was updated with Field Report #2 or later.
==Current View Windows==
==Current View Windows==
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Revision as of 15:46, 30 November 2012

Current View Windows

All users will have permission to view the current view windows.

The current view windows display the most recent set of attribute data for an item. This includes field reports, geospatial data, associated attachments, and related item records. Figure 28 illustrates an example of what a current view will display for an item.

Figure 28. Example of a Current View

There are several different ways to access the current view windows:

  • Select the icon on the map so that the blue circle displays on the icon. Once the blue circle is displayed on the icon, double-click the icon on the IMSMA Navigation window’s map pane.
  • Double-click the item record’s row from the IMSMA Navigation window’s items pane.
  • Select the icon on the map or the item record’s row from the items pane and click the InfoPageIcon.png button. From the Identify Selection window, select the item record and click the File:SunglassesIcon.png button.

The attributes displayed in the current view window for each item will vary and are listed in the item-specific sections that follow. Most of the buttons for the current view window are located in the top, right corner of the window. In addition to these buttons, the Done button in the bottom, right corner of the window closes the current view window.

Table 18. Current View Buttons
Button Description
FieldReportIcon.png Lists the field reports that are related to the item.
PrinterIcon.png Displays a printable view of the item.
ShadesIcon.png Displays the item icon on the map.
YellowManIcon.png Displays the location associated with the item. This button is not available from the Location View window.