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Computerized Herd Record and Analysis System
 

Installing the Mobile CowCalf software to the PC and mobile device

In order for the CowCalf5 Production Management system to transfer data between the PC and Mobile devices, additional software must be installed on the PC. Download and run the file CCMobile.EXE from the CowCalf5 Updates section. Install the appropriate software by running the CCMobile.EXE file once downloaded (make sure the CowCalf5 PC program is NOT running). Use the default installation location of C:\CowCalf5 when installing.

Once installed,, you should have a "PDA" menu when you open CowCalf5. From the PDA menu choose Device, pick "Mobile", and then under PDA, "Mobile" choice you can Export your herd, and Import your changes back.

Install the appropriate mobile software for the mobile device.  From your mobile device go to the appropriate App Store, search for "CowCalf" and install the application.

Moving Data between CowCalf5 and the Mobile Appication

To load your herd data from the CowCalf5 PC program to the mobile application, you will need to have installed the mobile software for CowCalf5 (see Installing for directions). Once the mobile software is installed on the PC, then you will have a PDA menu, use the "Mobile" subcategory to Export and Import Data.

  1. From the Menu, choose "PDA", and Choose Device. Select "Mobile Device". A check will be displayed next to "Mobile Device" option.

  2. Open the herd you wish to export to the mobile device. Make sure that you have the appropriat production year selected.

  3. Under the PDA menu, choose "Mobile" then "Export to Mobile Device" menu choice. The number of records to be exported will be displayed.

  4. Click OK to export the records to the cloud and open "Internet Explorer". This will open Windows Explorer to export you herd data to the cloud database. Note: Internet Explorer is the ONLY supported browser for this feature.

  5. When Internet Explorer first opens, you will be prompted with a message similar to the following, requesting permission to run Active X content. YOU MUST ALLOW this feature for you data to get exported.

  6. Upon clicking on the "Allow Blocked Content" you will be presented a message that displays many records and codes where exported, click OK though each.

  7. Finally, click the Submit data to Cloud button to actually place your herd records into the Cloud Database.

  8. You will be displayed a web page indicating the Product Key, Herd ID, and Production Year values that will be used to retrieve the data from within the Mobile Application. Note these values, as you will need them to retrieve you herd data.

  9. Close the Internet Explorer web page, and you will be returned to CowCalf5.

Importing CowCalf5 data into the Mobile Application.

  1. From with-in the Android or iOS tablet or phone, make sure you have INTERNET access (either WiFi or Cellular), and open the CowCalf app.

  2. From the main menu, click on Utilities, Retrieve CowCalf Data.

  3. Enter the Product Key, Herd ID and Production Year values that where displayed when you exported your data, and click Submit.

  4. Any records that were on the device will be erase, and then new records will be retrieved from the Cloud Database. You will be displayed a message of how many records and codes it retreived.

Exporting Mobile changes back to the cloud.

  1. From with-in the Android or iOS tablet or phone, make sure you have INTERNET access (either WiFi or Cellular), and open the CowCalf app.

  2. From the main menu, click on Utilities, Export CowCalf Data.

  3. If you had proviously retrieved data from the cloud, the Product Key, Herd ID and Production Year values will be already populated, and click Submit. Note: Only changed records are exported back to the cloud.

  4. A web page will be displayed acknowledging the records that were updated.

Importing Mobile Changes back to CowCalf5

  1. From the Menu, choose "PDA", and Choose Device. Verify that "Mobile Device" is selected.

  2. Open the herd you wish to import back into CowCalf5.

  3. Under the PDA menu, choose "Mobile" then "Import from Mobile" menu choice.

  4. Click OK to open Internet Explorer, you will be prompted with a message similar to the following, requesting permission to run Active X content. YOU MUST ALLOW this feature for you data to get exported.

  5. Upon clicking on the "Allow Blocked Content" you will be presented a message that displays many records and codes where imported, click OK though each.

  6. Close Internet Explorer.

  7. You will be displayed a window about "Importing Data from the PDA". Click the "Update Records" button to import the changed records back into CowCalf5.

 

 

 

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