Administrators define specific asset types according to the asset category. For example, for the Objects asset category, you can have assets types such as cameras, exit doors, fire hydrants, and so on. For the People asset category, you can have asset types such as contacts, black or white lists, and so on.
For more information on assets, see Assets Overview.
You can only select one asset type per asset category. The asset type also includes an asset icon, the asset layer on the map and the asset form.

You define the asset type in the Basic Details tab.

Nowforce is installed with default assets types, and you can chose whether to use a default asset type or whether you want to create a new asset type.
Note: You cannot edit a default asset types nor do they have a form associated with them.

Creating a New Asset Type

You create new asset types in the Basic Details tab of the Assets panel.

To create a new asset type:

  1. Open the Assets panel, as described in Assets Overview.
  2. In the Basic Details tab, click +New Asset Type.

3. Enter the following details:

  • In the Type Name field, enter the name of the asset type.
  • Select if the asset Category is People or Object.
  • Select the Searchable in Mobile check box if you want the asset type searchable on mobile devices.
  • Select the Icon you want associated with this asset type.
  • From the Form dropdown list, select the form for this asset type. If there is no form created for this type of asset you can create a new form as described in Customising Form Templates for Assets.

4. Click Save. The new asset type appears in the Asset Type dropdown list.

Editing an Asset Type

You can only edit asset types that you have created and only if the asset type is not associated with an asset. This means that you cannot edit any of the default asset types.

To edit an asset type:

  1. Open the Assets panel, as described in Assets Overview.
  2. In the Basic Details tab, click Edit Asset Type.

The Edit Asset Type window opens.

3. Edit the fields as required.
4. Click Save.

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