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Import Tags

Overview

This screen displays all previous Tag Imports for a farm, enables a user to initiate new imports and see details of duplicate tags in previous imports.

 

Select Farm

When you initially select Import Tags from the Records menu, it will display the following screen to select the farm to either view previous Import Tags details or initiate new imports. This step is required to that users with access to view and manage multiple farms selects the appropriate one. 

Select the down arrow in the Select Farm box and select the name of the Farm to be presented with the Import Tags page for that farm.

 

Import Tags Summary

Once the farm is selected, the system will display a screen similar to what is shown below. The information on the screen is:

  • Farm Name - from the previous selection

  • Import Tag Files button - opens a screen to initiative EID/VID tag file imports from Allflex, Zee Tags or your Device (see below)

  • Manual Tag Load button - opens a screen to initiate the loading of Visual only tags by number sequence (see below) 

  • Import History Table including:

    • Source​ - displays Allflex or Zee Tags for tag imports, Device File for Device File import or Manual for Manual Tag Load

    • Order # - displays the order number for Allflex or Zee Tags imports or the file name for Device File imports

    • Order Date - displays the order date for Allflex or Zee Tags imports or the date of a Device File Import or Manual Tag Load

    • Issue Date - displays the issue date for Allflex or Zee Tags imports. Will be blank for Device File Imports or Manual Tag Load 

    • # of Tags - displays the number of tags imported or manually entered

    • # Completed - displays the number or tags that have all required information completed. The following criteria will be used to determine whether a tag should be considered “Completed”:

      • Tag Imports from Allflex or Zee Tags must have: EID, Animal Type, VID Number, VID Year and Tag Color

      • Device File Imports must have one of the following combinations:

        • EID and Animal Type                   

        • EID, VID, VID Year, Animal Type and Tag Colour        

      • VID only tags created using Manual Tag Load are ensured by the process to contain VID #, Animal Type, VID Year and Tag Color

    • # Inactive - displays the number of tags imported that have no animal specific data added to them

    • Animal Type - only displayed for Manual Tag Load as imports can cover multiple types

    • VID Year - only presented for Manual Tag Load

    • Status

      • Displays Imported if all required information listed above has been added

      • Displays Complete if additional information is required. If selected, will display the Complete Import screen (see below)

    • Duplicates - if the import attempts to add tags that are already loaded into the system, this will show View. Selecting this will display the Duplicate Tags screen (see below)

 

Import Tag Files

The Import Tag Files button provides the ability to import information associated with tags ordered from Allflex or Zee Tags or import tag files directly from a file on you device. After identifying the file either by order number or file name, you can import the file and add associated data for use in the system.

If this button is selected, it will display a screen similar to what is shown below. The information on the screen is as follows:

  • Source - displays three options to choose from: Allflex, Zee Tags or Device File

  • Order Number - if Allflex or Zee Tags was selected in Source dropdown, this field will be active to enter a tag order number for lookup

  • Select File - if Device File was selected in Source dropdown, this will open the file browser on the device to select the tag file to import (limits to .csv files)

  • COMPLETE button

    • Will be inactive (gray) until a source and order number or device file has been selected

    • Once selected, this will present the Import Tags Summary screen with a progress indicator while the import is processed.

    • Once the import has completed, it will present the import details in the table

Notes:

  • If the order number entered is not found, a dialog will be presented with this notification

  • If an Allflex or Zee Tags import is attempted with the same order number as was previously imported, it will present an error message

  • If there are errors in a device file, the system will present a dialog with the line of the file and a description of the error so it can be fixed and the file import retried

  • Device File - the device file must be formatted to StockManager standards. Click here for a spreadsheet with standards definitions and input template.

 
 

Manual Tag Load

The Manual Tag Load button provides the ability to load Visual only tags by number sequence. If this button is selected, it will display a screen similar to what is shown below. The information on the screen is as follows: ​

  • VID # (From) - this is active and allows numerical entries up to 6 digits
  • VID # (To) - this becomes active after VID (From) is completed and only allows numbers higher than the VID (From) entry and up to 6 digits
  • Animal Type - select Cattle, Deer or Sheep

  • Visual Tag Year - select from 9999 then 2019 to 2007 in descending order 

  • Tag Colour - Select from list of available colours 

  • COMPLETE button

    • Will be inactive (gray) until all of the following entries are made: VID #(From), VID #(To), Animal Type, Visual Tag Year and Tag Color

    • Once selected, this will present the Import Tags Summary screen with a progress indicator while the import is processed.

    • Once the import has completed, it will present the import details in the table

Complete Import

​If selected from the Import Tags Summary screen (below the Status header) it will display a screen with a listing of all tags with missing information grouped by Tag Color first and by missing details second. The information on the screen is as follows: ​

  • Tag Colour - if available. If missing, indicates it needs to be assigned

  • # Unassigned - the number of tags in the order that have not been assigned the minimal required information

  • Starting VID - (if on file in conforming 1-6 digit format) - not shown if not in this format

  • Ending VID - (if on file in conforming 1-6 digit format) - not shown if not in this format

  • Animal Type - if available. If missing, indicates it needs to be assigned

  • Year -if available. If missing, indicates it needs to be assigned

  • Assign - provides a link to open the Assign Tag Details screen to add the missing details

 
 

Assign Tag Details

​If selected from the Complete Import screen it will display a screen similar to what is shown below with only the missing data fields active. The information on the screen is as follows:

  • VID # (From) - VID # (To)

    • Would only be displayed if

      • The VIDs conformed to 1-6 digit format

      • The VIDs are sequential with no gaps in sequence

    • The “From” side will be inactive and will contain the starting number still available from the import

    • The “To” field will contain the largest number available on on the file. This can be edited if only a portion of the range should be assigned to the other missing data. For example, if the range is 1 to 1,000, 1 to 500 could be assigned to Cattle which will leave 501 - 1,000 to be assigned an animal type later. The field will limit editing range to the From number to the highest number on the file.

  • Animal Type - would be active if missing

  • Tag Colour - would be active if missing

  • Visual Tag Year - would be active if missing

  • COMPLETE button - Once selected, this will either:

    • Return to the Complete Import screen if there are still tags that need details assigned. It will remove the previous line if all tags in the VID range (if applicable) were assigned details or will update the Starting VID number based on assignments

    • Return to the Import Tags Summary screen if all details for import have been assigned and updated the status column to Imported

Duplicate Tags

If selected from the Import Tags Summary screen it will display the details for any tags that in an import that are duplicates to tags already in the system. This is provided so these tags can be identified and disposed of so two animals do not contain the same tag information. The information on the screen is as follows:

  • Duplicate Date

  • EID

  • Animal Type - Cattle, Deer or Sheep

  • VID Year - 9999 or 2007 - 2019 

  • Visual Tag # - any 20 character string

  • Tag Color

  • Trash can icon - if selected, will remove the duplicate from this list. This should be used as the physical duplicate tag is found and disposed of