Update Degree Day Information

Here's how to update degree day information in the system. This is used for determining the next delivery date for all tanks using the Degree Day routing method.

Note: Call Columbus Systems at 360 / 943-4165 for help on initially setting up your degree day information.


From the Lynx Main Menu . . .

1. Left-click on Delivery.

2. A drop down menu will appear

3. Hover your cursor over "Degree Days", then left-click on Add, Change, Delete Degree Days 

4. This will display the Update Degree Day Information window.

5. The system will automatically place you on today's date. If this is the date you want to update, key in the new degree days amount.

6. Otherwise, left-click on the date line you want to update and then key in the new degree days amount.

Note:  If you're a start-up company, you should enter degree days back to when you started making deliveries. On the other hand, if you have a history of deliveries but are just beginning to use degree days for scheduling, enter the degree days for the previous year (if the information is available). If you don't do this, the system will default to 25 (which may be ok for getting started).

7. If there are more updates to make, return to step 5 above.

8. When you're done, left-click the close button  to return to the Lynx Main Menu.



You can also print a Degree Day Report from this window showing your total degree days for any period of time. Here's how . . . 

1. Left-click the button.

2. Select a range of dates from the drop-down calendar for the period of time you want to see. Like this:

3. The list of degree days in the grid will immediately change to include ONLY those between these two dates (it will not include degree days for these two dates).

4. Left-click the button.

5. After your report has appeared on the Print Preview window, you can left-click the print button to print the report or left-click the button to exit without printing.

6. After you've finished printing, left-click the button which will take you back to the Update Degree Day Information window.

7. Left-click the button which will restore ALL of the degree day information to the grid below.

8. When you're done, left-click the close button to return to the Lynx Main Menu.