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Movements between two external sites

Movements between two external sites

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Off the shelf, EMu's External Movements module does not allow the documenting of movements between two external sites; for example, between two venues for a travelling exhibition.

EMu only has a single field, Source/Destination, the meaning of which is determined by the Movement Direction field, incoming or outgoing. This only allows documenting movements to and from the gallery/museum, but not between sites.

I know some users have sub-classed EMu to manage this.  If you are one of them, I would love to see screenshots of how you have tackled this problem.

And if you are in the same boat as us, please post in here and let us know. It might be something that ought to be changed in the default package.

Cheers

Edited by: Mark Bradley - 04-Aoû-10 16:37:22

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Re: Movements between two external sites

We sub-classed Movements to handle external movements. We only added distinct Source/Destination fields and a third button (External). 

https://emu.axiell.com/images/agorapro/attachments/414/mini_ExtMov-D.jpg
https://emu.axiell.com/images/agorapro/attachments/414/mini_ExtMov-Q.jpg

Edited by: Gerard Wood (Axiell Melbourne) - 14-Aoû-18 10:52:22

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Thansk Scott. I think we'd do something similar, though need to work out if we'd want contact details visible for both the source and the destination as we do presently - see pic.

https://emu.axiell.com/images/agorapro/attachments/1394/extmovements.jpg

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Hi Mark,

Now that it is almost a year since your original post on this topic, I'm interested in finding out about any changes you eventually made in the Movements module.

We are about to start discussions to develop a workflow for recording movements of exhibition objects to and between external locations.  I am also interested in how best to track individual objects in relation to the dates they are moving in the future.  We use the Exhibition Objects module (now included in the EMu 3.0.04) to record the use of particular objects for a single Event, so that would be an additional element in the mix.

We are about to receive 3.0.04, which has one change in the Movements module, but I would like to see how you use your current version of the module.

Thank you!

Alex Chubaty
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Hi Alex - we've not progressed any further with this. There's just so many projects competing for time and our budget for customisations is quite minimal.

I too noticed the "schedule internal movements" in the release notes of 4.0.0.3 (assume this is the release you mean). This is very interesting to me as I am currently working on the "request system" workflow module I've been talking about for ages. However, this new schedule internal movements is not a solution to the issue I've explained above. We need the ability to specify the source as well as the destination for external movements, such as two external venues in a travelling exhibition, or the main NGA building and off-site stores. When I am given the ok to spend some money our solution will be very similar to Scott's screenshots above.

As for the Schedule Internal Movements feature - it shows potential but based on what I see in the release notes it lacks the ability to specify WHEN the user would like the movement done and therefore is not useful as a scheduling tool at all. I guess we could enter in the date required in the Date Moved field - but this would trigger the "movement complete" function and update the location of the attached objects... way too risky. If this tab had separate date and time due fields we could control access to them. And if this utilised notifications a la the Tasks functionality (edit: without duplicating this data on the Tasks tab, which could be done now) then it would be a winner. But as is, probably no use to us.

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