GC Documentation - Editing GC Batches
With the introduction of Growth Cycles, there are also changes to the way Crop Batches are scheduled and edited. This will give you more control over your batches and make it easier to update your dates.
There are two ways to get to the screen that will allow you to edit the schedule of a Crop Batch.
- From the main Crop Batch screen, choose a batch and click the “Edit” icon in the right part of the row. In the small edit window that pops up, click “Edit Schedule” at the top.
- From the screen for a particular Crop Batch, click “Edit Schedule” at the top right of the page.
The edit schedule screen is similar in many ways to the screen in which you create and edit your Growth Cycles. You will see a drag-and-droppable list of the actions for your batch. You’ll also see a dotted red line. This line represents the current position of your batch. Actions above the line have already been completed and are in the past. Actions below the line are planned for the future. The action directly below the line represents the period that the batch is currently in.
The other difference that you’ll see is that this screen has actual dates that can be edited. Changing one date will cause all the dates after it to flow based on the duration of the Wait actions between them. Changing the duration of a Wait action will similarly cause the dates after it to flow. The durations should automatically update if the dates are changed in such a way that it will change the durations.
Changing the dates on past actions represents a change to the actual date on which the action happened. Changing the dates on future actions represents a change to the planned date that they should be scheduled for and the due date of the associated task.
For actions in the past, you can’t change too much here other than the dates and the options for existing actions. You also can’t change the date for a past action and put it in the future. If you want to denote that an action in the past hasn’t actually happened yet, the way to do that is to un-complete its associated task from the Crop Batch page.
Actions in the future, though, you have much more control over! You can update the dates and actions, drag them around to change the order and even drag new actions into the schedule. You also have the option of changing the dates such that they are in the past. This will automatically complete the action and its associated task, as we assume if you are telling us the dates are in the past, it means you already completed it on this date! (Note that this option is not available for harvest actions. Completing a harvest involves inputting information about how much you harvested so you will have to go to the Crop Batch page to follow those steps.)