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How to view and edit your data in calendar

In a post about creating a clear overview of job postings we gained a lot of insights into our data, but we only displayed it as a table. For some kinds of information, table is the most comprehensive way how to look at them, however, there are other data for which different perspective is more suitable.

Switching perspective is quickly done by clicking on dropdown box that shows us all available perspectives.

There is only one column with date in our table. Lumeer automatically detects it and display data in the calendar based on that column. If there were more such columns, he would of course ask us which one do we want to use.

All dates which contain a record are highlighted with green colour. After clicking on a particular date, we can see all job postings that were posted on that day, along with a hiring manager who created the posting.
But looking at calendar for the whole year may not provide enough detail for us, so we switch from yearly to monthly view.

With more detail, we also see names of hiring managers in the calendar. However, this information is not very useful for us – we would rather want to see postings than managers, and it is possible by reversing direction of the link between Employees and Postings collections.

Want to see more detail? No problem, just resize calendar columns. What’s more, the calendar perspective is not just a static view. You can directly change your data by manipulating the perspective, e.g. drag&drop records from one day to another.

Lumeer understands that there is no universal view of data and that different data require different perspectives to be more clear and understandable. Have a look at using map perspective or pivot table.



How to create a comprehensive overview of job postings

Managing information about two or three job postings at your company is easy and can be done even in some simple tool or spreadsheet. However, as the number of postings, candidates and other information grows, it becomes increasingly difficult not to get lost in the data and maintain a clear overview. There are candidates with their names, addresses and positions they are applying for. There are also job postings with salaries and managers who want to hire people for those positions. Those pieces of information are related to each other and we will show you how to effectively manage and view them with Lumeer. As Lumeer allows us to put similar data to collections, we will want to store information about candidates, job postings and company’s employees in separate collections. It’s the most intuitive way because candidates have similar attributes, e.g. name, address, phone number or the date they applied for a job at the company. On the other hand, postings have their names and salaries…

How to track and manage your suppliers

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We will use a chemical laboratory as a model example, but don’t worry, you will see that the supplier management principles are the same across all industries. We identified three basic entities: suppliers, orders and inventory items. Let’s create a collection for each one of them (if it’s the first time you are creating a collection, First time in Lumeer article can help you with that):

Then we fill the collection with all the items that we obtain from our suppliers:

And also with our suppliers:

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How to track tasks for employees?

When multiple employees work on multiple projects, even in a small company it can easily happen that you lose track of who is doing what and on which project. However, it is very important to have quick and easy access to this kind information: you want to know progress on a project to plan for the future release, or you want to see if employees have some spare capacity or are too overwhelmed by the workload. 
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After we login into Lumeer, we create …