Item Types are used to identify the different Items in My Items. By combining a Vendor and a Service, Item Types are defined. Each Item belongs to 1 single Item Type. You do not need to give an Item Type a unique name, their unique combination of a Vendor and a Service give its name.
Item Types are a crucial element in SSP. They are the key identifier to upload assets, and are also used in the WebStore, allowing a User to replace a device, by clicking on any existing device, selected from his Item Types.
When setting up an Item Type, you can define Adaptors. Adaptors create a link between the items and a selected Form in SSP. The Adaptor will link from the item to the form, pre-filling selected fields with information from the Item.
The Item Type admin page can be accessed by selecting the Item Types section in the My Items Admin Panel:
The Item Types List page shows a list of all current Item Types:
The Item Types admin page contains the following information and controls:
Item Types List
|•||Service : The selected Service for this Item Type.|
|•||Vendor : the selected Vendor for this Item Type.|
|•||Active: Is this Item Type used or not within SSP. If set to not Active No, the Items belonging to the Item Type are not shown to the Users.|
|•||: Use this button to open the dialog window for entering a new Item Type.|
|•||: Edit : Change the details of the selected Item Type.|
|•||: Delete : Delete the selected Item Type . Deleting the Item Type will only succeed if all Items, belonging to the selected Item Type, are removed.|
|•||: Disregards any changes and returns you to the main screen of My Items.|