The Equipment Filter field on the equipment screens and on the Checklist tab of the Task Plans screen work together to make sure that checklist items that are not relevant for a certain equipment are excluded for that equipment. You can setup codes for this field on the System Codes screen under Entity ‘Equipment / Checklist Filter Codes’ (‘ECFC’). Once you have setup codes here and applied these codes to the Equipment Filter field the generation process handles these values as follows:
If the Equipment Filter on the checklist item is blank, the checklist item will be included for the equipment.
If the Equipment Filter on the checklist item is not blank and the Equipment Filter on the equipment has at least one matching code, the checklist item will be included.
If the Equipment Filter on the checklist item is not blank and the Equipment Filter on the equipment has no matching code, the checklist item will be excluded for this equipment.
Codes are stored comma delimited in both fields.
Example: Does the moonroof work? That would be a good check if the car has one. And what if there are different types? Top-Mount Sliding (panel slides open on the vehicle exterior) or Inbuilt / Moonroof (slides between the metal roof and interior headliner). If we take this example, we need to create two codes. TMS (Top-Mount Sliding) and MR (Moonroof). Next, we enter both codes separated by a comma in the Equipment Filter field of the checklist item. And when we define equipment, we enter this characteristic in the Equipment Filter field on the equipment screens. For a car with a moonroof enter MR, for a car with a top-mount slider enter TMS and for a car without any of these, do not enter any code.
It is easy to see there could be more of these, tire pressure of the spare for example, therefore these fields can hold multiple values. A car with a moonroof and a spare tire could show MR,SPARE in Equipment Filter.