How do I set workstation names?

It's important to assign a name to each workstation in your shop so that they can be easily identified on reports, workstation specific options can be configured, and you can correctly cash out your registers at the end of the day. 

Create a workstation name


1. From the Ascend desktop select the View menu Locations.
2. Highlight your location on the upper pane in Database Explorer
3. From the lower pane, select the Add icon to create a new workstation for that location.



4. In the Name field, enter the desired workstation (such as Cash Station 4).
5. Click Save.

Assign a workstation name to a computer


1. From the Ascend desktop select the File menuLogin.
2. From the workstation drop-down menu, select the new workstation name (such as Cash Station 4).



3. From the User drop-down menu, select your name.
4. In the Password field, enter your password.
5. Click Login

Configure workstation options 


You can "lock" a computer, so that the workstation name cannot be changed. This is useful ensuring you get the right data in reports.

1. From the Ascend desktop click the Options icon
2. Select General on the left.
3. Check the box for Prevent Database, Location, and Workstation from being changed at Login.



4. Click Okay

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