The Stat CSR Modified Column: Showing the Modified State of your Objects

The MOD Squad Column: It’s Groovy Man.

“If you meet these kids in an alley some night, don't fight ’em. They’re cops.”  

They’re “The MOD Squad…”

There’s Linc, Julie and Pete:

The Mod Squad was an American crime drama series that ran on ABC from September, 1968 to August, 1973.  This series starred Michael Cole, Peggy Lipton, Clarence Williams III and Tige Andrews. The executive producers of the series were Aaron Spelling and Danny Thomas.  The show featured three crime fighting youths, able to infiltrate crime circles based on their hippie vibe and heavy groove.

The Stat MOD Column is a CSR object modification indicator that’s listed on the Object Management tab of a CSR.

If you meet these values in a CSR someday, don’t ignore them…  They’re important.

They’re The MOD Column

  • No:         If the object has not been modified
  • Yes:       If the object has been modified.
  • Unk:      If Stat cannot make a determination of the objects status.
  • New:     If the object does not exist in the intended target environment.
  • ERR:       If Stat is unable to add the object to the CSR.
  • PND:      Pending Checkout/Object with an existing Reservation.

Mod Indicates whether or not the individual object has been modified in the specific environment indicated.

For more information on this field, see “CSR Object Documentation” (PeopleSoft) of the Stat User Guide.

The MOD Column:

The MOD Column is your visual indicator as to the current status of the object.  Once the Stat Central Agent locks the object in the CSR, the value here indicates whether the object has been modified from Vanilla. 

The initial value during checkout is always “PND” for Pending.  Also, if the object is in a reserved state it will also be shown with a “PND” status. 

For PeopleSoft proprietary objects such as Pages and Records are added to a CSR, the Stat Central Agent will review the last PeopleSoft stamp date/time value to see if matches the delivered PS Tools date/time stamp.  If the values match then it is safe to say the object has not been modified and will therefore be displayed with a value of “No” in the MOD Column. 

If the values do not match, that indicates the object has been modified in some way and therefore will be displayed with a Modified value equal to “Yes”.

In the screenshot below notice the highlighted green box and red arrows. 

The project object created in HRDEV environment was originally “New”.  Then I modified the object so it changed to a state of “Yes” for HRDEV

Since the project only exists in HRDEV at this point, the MOD column values for HRTEST and HRPROD will remain in a “New” state until the project is migrated successfully to those environments.

 

IMG: Stat-ModNewColumn2.png

Data Objects and File Objects are more of a binary indicator.  If the object does not exist in any of the source targets along the migration path it will be displayed with a status of “New”. 

If it does exist in one of the source/target locations it will be displayed with a status of “Unk”.

The “ERR” value is displayed in the field if the Stat Central Agent is unable to add the object to the current CSR. 

For more information on objects, see the “Object Management” chapter in the Stat User Manual. 

So, here we are at the end of our trip and it’s time for me to cut out.  It’s been rip city hanging with you cats. 

Linc, Julie, Pete and I are heading out in the woody to catch some waves before the fuzz show up and razz us.

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William.Hart
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