Projecting the Next Maintenance Due Date and Mileage
This pane allows the user to
selectively display those vehicles and/or tasks with the projected due
date or projected mileage associated with a task. The mechanics and
choosing/understanding the filtering options is explained below.
Using the maintenance data previously entered, the next projected
maintenance date and next maintenance miles ( or kilometers ) are
calculated and results shown in the tabular area at the bottom of the
window. If the calculated next maintenance dates ( shown as "Next
Maint Date" in the tabular area ) are in the past or equal to today’s
date, the date(s) is colored red to warn of potential overdue
- Use the popups to choose a vehicle and task( also known as service task )
- Pick one of the three filtering options using the radio buttons to the right of the popups.
- Press the Show button to display the maintenance matching the selected options.
The three(3) filtering options:
In addition to filtering based on the chosen vehicle and task, the radio buttons provide three filtering options:
(Option 1) Only Last/Most Recent Task
For this filtering option, only the last ( i.e. most recent ) service
task performed is shown. For example, if the Ford Taurus
vehicle and oil change task are selected, only the last oil change
for the Ford Taurus is shown. The other Ford Taurus oil changes prior
to the last are not shown.
(Option 2) All Items for a Task
All the maintenance items for a given vehicle/task are shown. For
example, if the Ford Taurus and oil change were selected for vehicle
and task, than all the oil changes recorded in the data base for this
vehicle would be shown.
(Option 3) Only OverDue Tasks
Displays maintenance if the calculated next maintenance date is today’s
date or in the past. Every item listed would have a
red-colored next maintenance date
OPTIONAL FEATURE: is available if CCNX is installed on the same
machine. This feature allows the VMT user to establish a reminder
Right Click ( or Control click ) To Add Reminders For Future Service Task
Control clicking a service task allows a reminder to be added to CCNX (
another application by this developer that is separately licensed ).
After a reminder is added, the task's Next Maintenance Date will be
colored blue. Removing a reminder is the same process and the date
returns to black-colored text. In CCNX a daynote( for the next
maintenance date ) and a corresponding reminder for a week prior
to the due date are added. Reminder notification, along with
corresponding note, is managed completely by CCNX.
Since reminders are managed by CCNX, here are some things to note:
CCNX must be running to add or remove a VMT reminder
When the reminder date arrives, CCNX provides the reminder notification, and so it must be running.
VMT reminders should be added and removed only via VMT. This allows VMT to label tasks as having a reminder or not.
A corallory to #3 is if CCNX is used to remove a VMT reminder (
i.e. by entering CCNX and deleting the daynote ), VMT doesn't know
about it and still thinks a reminder exists for that task.
The blue label for the maintenance date returns to black when the
reminder is either removed or the date is no longer in the future (
CCNX will keep reminding regardless because that is how is handles