The iteration function is designed for those tasks that are cyclical or nested, such as vehicle maintenance where certain activities are carried out repetitively depending on the mileage travelled, thus being able to overlap some of these tasks. That is why, with the iterations function, it is possible to determine in which part of the cycle of a task each subtask should be executed and thus have better control of the complete maintenance cycle.
Example: If a planned maintenance task called 15 000km Car Service is created with 2 Subtasks, Change Oil and Change Spark Plugs and we would like to change oil every 15000km (every service) and change spark plugs every 45000km (every 3rd service). We will then create 3 iterations in the system and link Change Oil to iterations 1,2&3 and Change Spark Plugs to only the 3rd iteration.
1. To activate the “iterations” function, go to the “Sub Tasks” tab of the planned maintenance task
2. Activate the option "Set as a cyclical task".
3. In the “number of iterations” field, fill in the number of iterations you which to create
4. Next, iterations will need to be set for each sub-task. To do so, click on the required subtask to edit.
5. In the sub-task edit window, activate the iterations that you wish to associate with the subtask.
6. Click the “Save” button to register the changes
Repeat steps 4-6 to add iterations to the remaining subtasks as required.
Finally, you just have to click save to register the edits made.