Using the Copy Action to Copy Information for Another Asset

There are going to be times when you simply need to change the Tag No and Serial Number on an asset.  For example:  You have purchased 4 monitors that are exactly the same.  This is a great time to utilize the copy action in AIMS.  Below is a Step by Step guide in using the Copy Action.

  1. In order to use the Copy Action, you must first view an existing departmental asset.  Type DAI in the Command field with an Action of V (view) and press 'enter'.  Type the Tag No  in the Tag No field of the existing asset and press 'enter'.  You are now viewing the existing asset.
  2. This next step is very important!  Change the Action to a C and then tab to the Tag No field and type in the NEW Tag No of the next asset you want to add and then press 'enter'.
  3. All fields will still be filled in with the exception of the Asset Cost and the Serial Number field.
  4. At this point you will modify any information needed along with entering a new Serial Number and Asset Cost.  It is also important to make sure you have the correct Responsible Employee indicated.
  5. Press 'enter' to validate and PF10 to submit the departmental asset for approval.