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About This Document
This document is for new users of the PRL Reporting Software Option B or anyone who would like to review the basic functions of our four software options.
its basic functions. The print version does not contain all the linked pages that are available in the web site version. If you need printable documentation that contains a complete set of the linked documentation, download the Option B User Guide.
Preparation and Starting the Software
Starting the Software
There are a couple of ways1 to open up the main window:
When you start the program, the Registration form Control Center opens.
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The form will open up with the header area pre-filled with data from the Registration form.
If you opened up the List of Applicators and Technicians, On all the forms the name and ID(s) appropriate to the form type will be pre-filled in the header area. Editing these fields will not change their values on the Control Center. On Form 26A the applicator you entered on the Registration form Control Center will be pre-filled on the first row of the form. On all the forms the name and ID(s) appropriate to the form type will be pre-filled in the header area.
If you did not make applications (Form 26) or sell any pesticides (Form 25 or 27), check the box in the header area and save the form. Form 26A has a column where you can indicate whether the applicator made applications.
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To copy2 or delete complete rows on any of the forms, there are buttons along the top left of the form. As you are entering data right-clicking the mouse will display a pop-up menu of options to cut, copy and paste one or more cells. If you did not make applications (Form 26) or sell any pesticides (Form 25 or 27), use the check box in the header area to tell us that.
See the Data Dictionary for field descriptions and the record layouts of each form.
The EPA Registration Number List makes it easy to enter the same product repeatedly.
As you are entering data into the form, the program validates your entries and displays a pop-up dialog when you need to correct a value. When you save the file, the program asks whether you would like to validate the file first. If you choose 'Yes', cells which do not pass validation will be displayed with a pink background so that you can find and correct them. Hover the mouse over any of these cells (or click the cell) and the error message will pop-upCells are validated as you move the insertion point to the next cell. While it is possible to save and submit your files without correcting validation errors, the Pesticide Reporting Service Bureau may reject or return reports because of the invalid data.
By default the file is saved in the C:\PRLyyyy folder (where yyyy is the report year) report folder . You can change the file location to wherever you want, but it will be simpler when you are ready to upload the files if you save them in the default location.