INPUT TRANSFORM: K:$L(X)>5!($L(X)<3) X D:$D(X) ASN^ENLIB2
LAST EDITED: SEP 17, 1995
HELP-PROMPT: Answer must be 3-5 characters in length.
DESCRIPTION: Intended for sites that must cope with more than one STATION NUMBER, perhaps as a result of consolidation or transition from one type of facility to another. Entry of the old STATION NUMBER as an ALTERNATE STATION
NUMBER will enable the Equipment Inventory and Preventive Maintenance software to recognize bar coded equipment labels that bear the old station number.
This field should also be populated at sites that support other VA facilities (cemeteries, regional offices ,etc.), especially if they choose to populate the OWNING STATION field in their Equipment File.
Sites are limited to a maximum of thirty (30) ALTERNATE STATION NUMBERS. Only the first eight (8) entries will be accessible to the portable bar code readers, so consolidation sites should enter their satelites old
STATION NUMBER ahead of other facilities that they service. This field will not be pointed to by any other field in the Engineering Package, so sites can re-order the entries at any time.
NOTES: XXXX--CAN'T BE ALTERED EXCEPT BY PROGRAMMER