Cost Area in Estimates


Starting with Goldenseal construction estimating software version 4.5, you can move the Cost Area column in estimates, so it is to the right of the Cost Item column.

NOTE-- It is possible to move the column in version 4.4 and earlier, but data in the Cost Item column will not always display correctly if you do so.

Suggested By

User feature request.

How to Use

To change the order of columns in any breakdown table, follow these steps:

  1. Choose Custom Layouts from the Options menu, and choose Transactions from the submenu.
  2. Use the popup fields at upper left to enter the transaction type, and layout that you'd like to change.
  3. Click in the breakdown table.
  4. Hold down the option or control key, click in a column, and drag it left or right.
  5. Close the layout, and save changes.

WARNING-- In some cases, changing the column order may cause problems with the display of data, when the record is viewed. If that happens, please let us know (and be prepared to return to the original layout).

Technical Details

Goldenseal fills data into tables from left to right. However, it needs to know the Cost Area value when it fills in the Cost Item fields, so we now adjust the order of data fill so the Cost Area will always be first.

Programmer note-- code changed in CBreakdownTable::UpdateRowFromDBObject