In iOn, a route isn't defined as you might think it would be: A route isn't a path that a vehicle is assigned to follow (a specific itinerary of stops along a course); rather, an iOn route is an attribute you can define to use as a filter (such as snow routes in a certain area). This article describes the various features of the Admin - Routes screen, which you access by clicking >> Admin >> Routes. The Admin - Routes screen is where your organization's iOn administrator will add new routes (either individually or in bulk using the import feature) and edit or delete existing ones. After you create a route, you can associate it to a vehicle asset its attribute applies to (on the Admin - Assets screen).
If your default iOn group is your organization's top-level group, the Admin - Routes screen might be blank when you open it. If that is the case, select Include Subgroups at the bottom of the screen. By default, your routes are listed by name in ascending order (from A to Z).
Note: For information about the banner at the top and accordion menu on the left (which you open by clicking ), see Navigating the iOn Site.
Here is an explanation of the grid icons and column headers:
- Group: The name of the fleet group the route belongs to.
- Name: The route identifier, which can be words, numbers, or a combination of both.
- Type: The classification for the route.
- Category: The grouping to which you've assigned the route (if your organization has designated route categories).
- Description: An explanation of what the route does.
- Inheritable: Whether the route can also be applied to subgroups of the group it is assigned to (so the subgroups, or child groups, can inherit the route from the parent group).
- Status: The route's current state in the database, such as Enabled.
Note: If the Status is set to Disabled or Suspended, the route will be unable to be assigned to a vehicle asset.
- Actions: Functions you can perform for the route on this screen.
- : Opens the Edit window for the route, in which you can modify its settings. (See Editing a Route for details.)
- : Opens the Audit window, in which you can see what edits have been made to the route's data and by whom. (See Auditing Changes Made to a Route for details.)
- : Deletes the route. (See Deleting a Route for details.)
These are the options along the bottom of the screen:
- Select Columns: Enables you to add or remove columns. (See Customizing the Grid Layout for details.)
- Clear Filters: If you have applied filters to any columns (see Sorting and Filtering Column Data), removes them. Note that this is necessary before you can apply any subsequent filters for a column.
- Clear Sort: If you have sorted the data in a column (see Sorting and Filtering Column Data), removes the sort.
- Export to CSV: Exports and downloads the grid data to a CSV (comma-separated value) file.
- Include Subgroups: Displays the routes of the subgroups (if any) of the group you have selected in the Group Chooser. (See Choosing a Group to View Globally for details on how to change the group each screen will display the data for upon launch.)
- Import Routes: Begins the process of adding multiple routes to your iOn account. (See Importing Routes for details.)
- Add Route: Begins the process of adding an individual route to your iOn account. (See Adding a Route for details.)
- Edit: Opens the Edit window for the selected route, in which you can modify its settings. If you select multiple routes prior to clicking Edit, you can modify only common fields for them. (See Editing a Route for details.)
- Delete: Removes the selected routes from the system. (See Deleting a Route for details.)
- Refresh: Refreshes the data on the screen (which can be especially useful if other users are making changes).
Just below the grid are icons that enable you to navigate through the pages of data, if needed. See Paging Options for an explanation of these.