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Wasmer Consulting BaseOps User's Guide Using Groups
BaseOps allows you to define arbitrary groups that can be used to classify objects such as flight tracks and flight profiles. For example, you can make a group called "Wing", give it possible values such as "4th Fighter Wing" and "916th Air Refueling Wing", and make it applicable to flight and static profiles.
When editing flight profiles, you would see a dropdown control labeled "Wing". You could specify that this profile represents a 4th Fighter Wing operation, while that profile represents a 916th Air Refueling Wing operation.
You could then use the Wing group for a variety of purposes, such as...
sorting and grouping the object list. See Working with the List Pane.
defining scenarios. For example, you could double the number of 4th Fighter Wing flight operations. See Using Scenarios.
organizing reports. For example, you could print flight profile maps grouped by the fighter wing. See Creating Reports.
Name - A short (15 characters maximum) name that uniquely and unambiguously identifies the group.
Plural Name - The plural version of Name. This can be left blank if the plural is formed by simply adding an 's' to the end of Name.
Long Name - A one-line (80 characters maximum) name for the group. The long name can be more descriptive than the short name. It is optional: if you do not supply a long name, the short name will be used in its place when necessary.
Notes - Miscellaneous information about the group. There is no restriction on the length of notes. Press the Enter key to insert additional lines.
Applies To - The type(s) of object(s) that this group is applicable to. Check the boxes next to all applicable object types.
Choices - The possible values that this group can have. List the names of the choices, and if desired, type notes associated with each choice.
To add a new choice, type the name of the choice into the text box, then either press the Add Choice button , or press Ctrl + A.
To delete a choice, either press the Delete Choice button , or press Ctrl + Del.
To move a choice up or down in the table, press the Move Up and Move Down buttons and , or press Ctrl + U and Ctrl + D. The first choice listed will be the default value for this group.
It will often be useful to create a choice named "Not Applicable", "Other", or some similar catch-all phrase.
Every BaseOps case includes two predefined groups.
A/C Category - This group defines the different aircraft categories, such as Based and Transient.
NavAid Type - This group defines the different navigational aid types, such as VOR and TACAN.
You should not delete the predefined groups or remove any of the predefined choices. However, if you wish, you can add additional choices.
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