ROW TRACKER - V 5.0 PRODUCT
ROW Tracker V5.0 is the third generation of the ROW Tracker product line. With V5.0, the
ROW Tracker product has been re-architected to take advantage of new software
development methodologies and technologies. This technology framework enables
maximum flexibility and control with an extensible architecture for future enhancements.
This document describes the features and enhancements included in ROW Tracker V5.0
product release deployed on October 28, 2009.
ROW TrackerV5.0 Goals:
o Provide clients
o a consistent base core product
o standardized workflow and navigation across modules
o improved overall system performance, stability and reliability
o a robust, state of the art product
o Establish an architecture that
o offers unlimited user defined fields
o can support multiple data sources
o supports efficient product enhancement, maintenance, and support
o is built on the most current software development technology
o supports use of more advanced GIS functionality and GIS data layers
o can support user requested enhancements
o supports a robust data modification audit trail, and historical data tracking
ROW TRACKER V5.0
Release V5.0 brings many functional improvements to PBS&J’s ROW Tracker product.
Functional improvement include version compatibility, unlimited user defined fields,
enhanced data modification audit trails, historical data tracking, screen, workflow and
command consistency, and improved use of GIS Geospatial data layer information.
The following list represents the functional improvements you will see in this release.
o Version compatibility
o PBS&J provides an automated conversion program that will convert a V4.3.1
database to a V5.0 database.
o Unlimited user defined fields
o Within the System Administration module under Table Management the
limitation on the number of new fields (user defined fields) a user can add
has been eliminated.
o The following screenshot represents the field listing screen used to enter
o The following list is the step by step instructions for entering field data.
1. Select a table name – wait for the screen to refresh
2. Enter a field name
3. Enter a display text
4. Select the group number – wait for the screen to refresh
5. Enter the field length
6. Select the draw order – wait for the screen to refresh
7. Select a Look up table
8. Select a Multi-select table – wait for screen to refresh
9. Select a Multi-select key – wait for screen to refresh
10. Enter default value
11. Enter row group
12. Select the Field color
13. Enter the Description
14. Select a Field type
15. Select the appropriate check boxes
16. Hit save
o Improved data archiving and historical tracking
o All records in the data base utilize the following fields for historical tracking:
Create by id
Create by date
Modify by id
Effective begin date
Effective end date
o Improved data archiving capability utilizing the effective begin and end
dates, allows the client to customize the archiving of their historical data.
o Workflow changes
o Standardization of the look and functionality of common components such
as add, delete, update, upload and print.
o Simplification of compound listing, edit pages and screens to standardize the
flow across the application. Two screens affected are the Appraisal Edit
screen and the Invoice screen.
o Improved GIS capabilities
o The ROW Tracker GIS module provides the ability to display selected
geospatial data from your current GIS operations within the ROW Tracker
product. The follow list is a description of the base functionality of this new
Display of data layers:
Feature identify via pop-up
Search address / zip code
Select/zoom to project by choosing an attribute value from a
Asset Management search by:
GIS Server Framework Portability:
o ArcGIS Server 9.3 Sp1
o ArcIMS 9.3 Sp1
WebADF GIS development framework
Data storage options:
o File GeoDatabase
o SQL Server with ArcSDE
o Geospatial data is required to be in an ESRI format. If a different GIS tool is
used, a conversion of data formats will be required.