Inputs List Window

This window is where a list of the inputs you have created are kept.

This window has the following menu buttons available. (See the List Windows topic to learn more about list windows in general.)

Getting Here

You can open this window by going to Fusion Admin → Setup → Inputs.

List Description

With Fusion you define your own list of inputs that can be given to animals. An input is basically a catch all term for items that need to be billed but that don't fit into the regular drugs, feed, yardage, etc. categories. Inputs range from salt and bedding that are given to whole pens to items that are given to individual animals during a chuteside job such as a chute charge or a tag charge. All inputs are listed here.

Note that it is also possible for an input to be linked to a commodity for inventory tracking purposes. For example, you might feed straw as an ingredient, but also use it as an input for bedding. By linking these, Fusion will know to reduce the straw inventory level even when it is used for bedding.

Field Display Speed Description
Input Name Normal This is the name of the input.
Default Billing Category Normal When Fusion creates reports for input usage, is can roll up the results of individual inputs into categories. This field is the default billing category for the input. This means that if the input is used in some context, and the billing category isn't overriden by another mechanism (ex. assigned a specific category with a chuteside job), then this will be the category used for the input event. Note that it is possible for the same input to be assigned different billing categories for different input events.
Distribution Unit Normal Inputs can be distributed using one unit and billed in another. For example, you could distribute straw bedding in bales but bill in tonnes. The correlation between the two units is created using the Equivalency input attribute. This field is the distribution unit which can be anything you like. If you can't think of anything, you might just enter "units".
Billing Unit Normal This is the billing unit for the input. It can be the same as the distribution unit if you like.
Distribution Method Normal If an input is given to a pen of cattle with multiple lots in it, you can decide whether the bill will be divided between the lots based on head count (Head Count) or on weight (Proportionate Weight).
Billing Method Normal When an input is given, it will normally be billed based on the the pricing you have set up for it. This is the "Lookup" method. In some rare cases it may be that there is no set price for the input. In that case you can use the "Direct" option in this field, but you will be required to enter a dollar value when the input is given.
For Animals Normal If this input can be applied to individual animals, this field will be "Yes".
For Groups Normal If this input can be applied to groups of animals, this field will be "Yes".
Track Inventory Normal There are many kinds of inputs where it doesn't make sense to track inventory levels. For example, a "Chute Charge" input isn't a physical thing to track like a tag or bale would be. If this field is "Yes", Fusion is tracking inventory for the item.
Current Equivalency Very Slow Shows the current equivalency value for this input. Fusion figures out this value on the fly and does so for the location and date currently specified in the saved variables SSGi_AttributeLocation and SSGi_AttributeDate which you can change. If not specified, the default equivalency between distribution and billing units is 1.
Current Cost Very Slow Shows the current cost of this input. Fusion calculates this value on the fly and does so for the location and date currently specified in the saved variables SSGi_AttributeLocation and SSGi_AttributeDate which you can change.
Current Bill At Very Slow Shows the current bill at price of this input. Fusion calculates this value on the fly and does so for the location and date currently specified in the saved variables SSGi_AttributeLocation and SSGi_AttributeDate which you can change.
Note Normal You can make a note about the drug here.

Parent Lists

This list can be a child window (or inlined report) for the following:

Child Lists

The following can be child windows (or inlined reports) for this list:

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