A Journey Reference is optional data which can be added to the despatch header. It is intended to allow the Commander4j application to be linked to an external plannning application.
When a despatch is being created a field called "Journey Ref" is available on screen where the operator can put in the tracking number provided by the external system. The requirement for this Journey Reference to be entered and validated is determined by a property of the destination location.
A list of Journey References is maintained in a separate table. This table can be updated manually or via an xml message.
The PC desktop version of the Despatch Screen shown below with a pop-up list of available Journey References.
The Scanner web version of the Despatch Screen shown below with a Journey References input field.
Despatch Documentation with Journey Reference.