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DEFINING TRIGGERS

RAAS employs a feature called Triggers to allow the user to link related maintenance actions. When you define a Trigger they become active in the TMI/Technical Records module, in that they will be visible to the Technical Records user and will serve as rules and/or reminders as to how to perform various Technical Records functions.

A typical triggered item would be a corrosion inspection that accompanies a propellor installation. RAAS allows the user to associate the corrosion inspection job to the propellor installation job such that when the installation is complied with via TMI, the user is reminded to reset the corrosion inspection at the same time. Triggered jobs can be associated with the installation or removal of any part and with the compliance or reset of any constraint tracked by RAAS. Triggers can only be defined at the part number level from within the Part Management Item Editor.


Navigation

  1. Click on Item Management and select Item Editor from the pull-down. Click on the binoculars that appear to the right to open the Quick Find.
  2. Using Quick Find, select the desired search type from the pull-down, enter the criteria and click Find.
  3. Select the applicable resultant and click the To Item Editor button. The Quick Find window will close, the window will refresh and display the selected resultant's details.

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Figure 5-1: Add a Trigger

Add a Trigger

There are 3 types of Triggers to consider; Action Trigger, Message Trigger and the Cascading Non-Interactive Trigger. Figure 5-2 provides a detailed definition and examples for each trigger type.

Use the Navigation instructions above to quickly located the part number detail window to which you would like to add a trigger. Once the window refreshes, click on the Triggers tab as shown in Figure 5-1.

  1. Click the Add button to begin defining a trigger.
  2. Triggered Items window

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Figure 5-2: Triggered Items window

  1. Specify the Action, applicable Constraint, and trigger Type for the Trigger for Part Number. Specify the resulting Action, applicable Constraint, and Part Number that will be triggered.
  2. In Figure 5-2, the Portable Fire Extinguisher has the following message appear when the TMI action is being set to Comply: "Check the age of the bottle at each inspection and if ten years Htest time is coming up, suspend the initial constraint and set the repeat constraint to pending"
  1. Click Save.
  2. The Item Editor and Part Number detail windows will refresh and the new trigger will appear in the Trigger List.

To add more triggers to the same part number, repeat steps 1 to 3.


Edit a Trigger

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Figure 5-3: Edit a Trigger

Use the Navigation instructions above to quickly located the required part number detail window. Once the window refreshes, click on the Triggers tab as shown in Figure 5-1. For this example, we will edit the trigger that was just created in Figure 5-1.

  1. Click the edit icon as shown in Figure 5-3.
  2. Triggered Items window
  1. Make required modifications to the Action, applicable Constraint, trigger Type or message
    (See Figure 5-2 above).
  1. Click Save.
  2. The Item Editor and Part Number detail windows will refresh and the modified trigger will appear in the Trigger List.

Delete a Trigger

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Figure 5-4: Delete a Trigger

Use the Navigation instructions above to quickly located the required part number detail window. Once the window refreshes, click on the Triggers tab as shown in Figure 5-1. For this example, we will delete the trigger that was just edited in Figure 5-3.

  1. Click on the red X located to the right of the edit, as shown in Figure 5-4.
  2. Click Yes when prompted to delete the trigger.
  3. The Item Editor and Part Number detail windows will refresh and the deleted trigger will be removed from the Trigger List.

 


Copying a Trigger

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Figure 5-4: Copying a Trigger

WARNING! Copying a Trigger will overwrite the trigger listing under each alternate Part Number. If the copy method is required for alternate part numbers with triggers defined, it is recommended that the trigger lists be reviewed for each alternate part number. Make note of the part number and trigger details, which must be re-entered after the copy procedure has been completed.

  1. Click the Copy button.
  2. Click Yes when prompted that the action will overwrite the trigger listing under each alternate part number.

Review all alternate part numbers to verify that the trigger has been added to each If required, re-enter triggers for alternate part numbers.