There appears to be a fairly large amount of data in WSM that comes from a drop down box. You might wonder where this information coming from and how can it be modified. The data that is used to populate these drop down boxes is referred to as reference data. Reference data is data that is referenced, and it is not something that is commonly modified. There are even some columns in reference data that references other reference data. Some of this data can be modified, added to or removed from display, while other are not accessible in this way from the client. We will discuss where a user can modify this information shortly.
Typically, these drop down lists are populated with data from the corresponding table with only one standard filter: RefUserDeleted must be equal to 0. For instance, when you add a job either through a wizard or Job Management, the available Job Types in your drop down box are being pulled from a specific reference data table, and all of the available Job Types will be displayed unless the RefUserDeleted column has a value of 1.
Some drop down boxes are dependent on other provided information. This can be seen with different trucking units being available when you select a different service provider.
A user can modify the reference data in their system by going to Start > Configuration > Reference Data Maintenance. From this grid, a user has access to a predetermined list of reference data split of by its category (or table). If you find the "Ref-Job Type" row and select the Table Data, then it will display all of the Job Types. There are a lot more Job Types in the system I am on, then there are in the drop down. This is because there are a high number of Job Types with a Ref-User Deleted equal to 1.
If your company wanted to add their own Job Type, then they could come here and do just that. Reference Data that a user might add or modify here includes:
|Job Type||Job Reason||Trucking Unit||Event Types|
|Failure Data Types||Foreman||Fields||Reservoirs|
|Pricing Data||Well Depth Datum||Job Type to Event Type||More|
There are two type of data that would appear in drop down box that are not in the Reference Data Maintenance grid: AFE and Business Organization (also referred to as Vendor, Service Provider, or Manufacturer). AFEs can be managed by going to Start > Configuration > AFE Configuration. Business Organizations can be managed by going to Start > Catalogs > Vendor Catalog. It is very possible that either or both of these will be very important to modify, so it is good to know where they can be found.
As for the rest of the drop down boxes, they are mostly predefined and you must contact Weatherford to add to those.