If an order requires alternate media production, you can track the individual production pieces using components. For example, you could break production of the book into 3 components: chapters 1 – 5, chapters 6 – 10, and chapters 11 – 15. Each component could be assigned to a different individual so that production could occur in parallel. The components table, therefore, is a child table to orders.
Components assigned to a user that are not completed appear on the Dashboard under My Pending Production Components. This serves as a visual reminder of work that need to be performed by the user.
The fields of the components table are:
|assigned_to||Individual responsible for completing the task. The individual must have a SAM V2 user account. Assigned To is required.|
|completed_date||The date the component was completed.|
|description||Description of the component. Description is required.|
|due_date||The date the component is due to be completed. Due date is required.|
|duration||The number of hours spent to complete the component.|
|last_updated||Date record was last updated.|
|notes||Notes regarding the task.|
|quantity||The number of pages produced for the component.|
|status||Status of the component: New, Pending, Completed, Cancelled. Status is required.|
|oid||The order the component is related to. Order is required.|
|uid||Unique ID# of the record.|
|updated_by||User who last modified the record.|