Please review the topic that explains how to rename some data fields and track students' additional information (teacher name, grade). We will now explain how to record this in the loan transaction and print out a report with a list of students by grade or by teacher with loaned-out books.
How to record extra data in loan transactions:
Display check out Extra1, Extra2
In the Options window, check Display Check Out Extra1,2 Fields. Then, in the c:\hand_lib\data\db folder, find the loan.map file and define the mapping. In our mapping we are using our new renamed data fields.
In the c:\hand_lib\data\db folder, find the loan.map file and define the mapping. In our mapping we are using our new renamed data fields: TEACHER, GRADE (how to rename data fields).
Review check out transaction
The check-out transaction window displays the student's teacher name and the grade. This information is recorded in the loan transaction.
Review transactions in the Manage Loans table
In the Manage Loans table, loan transactions include teacher and grade data.
Define overdue items report grouped by teacher name
Now you can use the teacher and grade data in overdue reports. For example,
you can create the outstanding items reports where item and student information is grouped by teacher.
Explanation: EXTRA2 stores teacher name, EXTRA1 stores grade info.
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