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Maintain Cost Constants

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Maintain Cost Constants

To save entering specific cost rates for different cost codes where the unit costs are the same, you may elect to refer to a constant value instead. Then if that rate changes, all the affected cost code records are updated by changing just the one constant.You may use up to 30 constant values in the cost code file.

Each constant may be held with up to four places of decimals, an up to maximum value of 99,999,999.9999. These constants are entered using this option, which displays the screen shown below.Rates may be entered or changed as required, keying <Escape> to end the process.


The Cost Constants are only applied to cost codes set to use a cost rate constant. This item is not normally displayed on the cost code maintenance screen but can be added using the installation options if required.

  • Release ID: Standard