Section Signals

Section signals are strings appended to the end of a Section Name on a page layout. These section signals communicate configuration instructions that are carried out by custom Veeva pages both online and offline. The format for section signals is --xxx, where xxx is a fixed combination of letters. The screen shot below shows 5 section signals on a Call Report page layout – 3 in the Attendees section and 2 in the Samples section. For example, the --paa section signal in the Attendees section of the Call Report allows for adding attendees to calls placed on person accounts.

 

Section Signal

Area

 

Description

Platform

 

--ana Medical Inquiry/Order Management The Add New Address section signal displays a check box to allow users to toggle between the filtered picklist and an entry form of Address Line 1, Address Line 2, City, State, and Zip Codes  
--ane Medical Inquiry The Add New E-mail section signal displays a check box to allow users to toggle between the filtered picklist and an entry form with an e-mail field.  
--anf Medical Inquiry The Add New Fax section signal displays a check box to allow users to toggle between the filtered picklist and an entry form with a fax number field.  

--ao (Attendees Optional)

Attendees Defines attendees as a non-required field.  
--anp Medical Inquiry The Add New Phone section signal will display a checkbox to allow users to toggle between the filtered picklist and an entry form with a phone number field.  
--asf Attendee Specific Fields Enables Attendee Specific Fields.  
--atf (Attendee Target Filter) Call Attendees Filtered to display just those attendees that are targets for the user recording the call.  
--cat (Categories) CLM Displays the category grouping and the vehicle field for each Key Message.  
--ded (Disable eDetail Delete) CLM Disable deletion of CLM Call Key Messages on the Call.  
--eoe Medical Inquiry Allow the user to specify email as optional delivery method  
--eof Medical Inquiry Allow the user to specify fax as optional delivery method.  
--eom Medical Inquiry Allow the user to specify mail/urgent mail as optional delivery method  
--eop Medical Inquiry Allow the user to specify phone as optional delivery method. Zvod_Deliver_Method_vod must be in its own section.  
--gp (Group Picklists) Call Report - Promotional Items Display samples and BRCs in drop-down boxes  
--htp (Highlight Target Products) Product Detailing Highlights detail products that exist as Cycle Plan Details in the current and active cycle plan.  
--mas Samples Enables mass sample items in the Samples section of the Call Report on iPad.  
--masp   Enables mass sample and promotional items in the Samples section of the Call Report on iPad.  
--mpi Medical Inquiry Enables Multiple Product Inquiries.  
--nab (No New Address for Business Accounts) Call Report - Address Prevents the "<Add New Address>" option from displaying in the drop down list for Business (Group) Accounts.  
--nap (No New Address for Person Accounts) Call Report - Address Prevents the “<Add New Address>” option from displaying.  
--nas Call Report - Samples No Alternative Samples - do not display the section for Alternative Samples in the Samples Section on the Call Report.  
--nb (No BRC) Call Report - Promotional Items No BRC/Sample Request product catalog records display.  
--nhvp Samples and Promotional Items No High Value Promotional Items product records are displayed  

--nnc (No New Contacts)

Attendees Suppresses the New Contact button.  
--no (No Other Products) Call Report - Promotional Items No items of any other type (e.g. reprints) in the samples section.  
--np (No Promo Items) Call Report - Promotional Items No promo items in the sample column.  
--npdma (Non-PDMA Sampling) Call Report - Promotional Items Non-PDMA sampling; signature capture is not required, and validation of signature date or sample cards is not enforced. For more information, see Sampling Non-PDMA Regulated Products.  
--ns (No Samples) Call Report - Promotional Items No sample products and no lot #'s in the samples section.  

--ns

Attendees

Suppresses the Sample Recipient selector. Regardless of which products, samples, or BRCs are selected on the call, users are not able to select a Sample Recipient. Using the --ns section signal on the attendees section is not supported for group calls with unique activities.

 

--nso Call Report Disables the Submit button online when placed in the button section on a Call Report page.  
--nsl (No Sample License) Call Report Sampling Sampling without License Restrictions  
--nslns (No Sample License No Signature) Sampling No Sampling license and no signature required.  
--paa (Person Account Attendees) Attendees Displays the attendees section for individual calls.  
--pg (Product Groups) Call Report - Promotional Items Displays samples and promotional items in collapsible groupings.  
--ra (Reset All) Call Report - Promotional Items Enables the Clear Selection button allowing the user to quickly clear all Sample and Promotional Item entries.  
--rd(Require Details) Product Detailing Makes at least one detail required in order to submit a call. If Enable Samples on Save is configured, this section signal disables the ability to Save the Call if the Call does not have details.  

--rem

Engage Meeting

Used to enable Engage Meeting.

 

--sbl

Ship to Business Location

Select a Business Location and an associated address to ship BRC Samples to on a call if the BRC product is assigned in My Setup.

 

--sd (Sign for Details) Product Detailing Enables signed details.  
--so Call Report - Promotional Items Enables the signature button regardless if samples are selected.  
--st Attendees Adds a Type column to the Attendees list on calls.  
--su (Search Users) Attendees Includes Users records when searching.  

Restrictions

There are some important restrictions on combining section signals with other custom configurations. See the table below for an overview; these restrictions are also discussed in the configuration information for the relevant feature.

Section Signal

Area

Restrictions

--asf

Enabling Attendee Specific Fields

Must be in its own section

The section cannot include zvod fields (other than call pull-in fields) or multi-select picklist fields

--nas, --nb, --nhvp, --np, --ns

Using Barcodes to Record Call Samples

Not respected when products are added through barcode scanning

--ns

Call Sampling Overview

Must be added to both the Attendees section header and the header for the section containing the zvod_Samples_vod field

--nsl, --nslns, --npdma

Controlled Substance Sampling

If any of these section signals are on the call report page layout, validation for Controlled and Dangerous Substance licenses does not occur 

--paa

Call Reporting with Child Accounts

If --paa is on the call report page layout, suggested attendees default differently for child accounts and person accounts

--paa

Call Reporting with Medical Events

If --paa is on the call report page layout, all event attendees display as default suggestions for calls against person accounts and business professional accounts

--sd

Returning to CLM after Capturing Sample Signatures

RETURN_TO_CLM_AFTER_SIGN_vod cannot be used with the –sd section signal. If the section signal is on the call report page layout, the Sign option does not display in the More Actions menu in the media player.

--su, --rd

Capturing Unique Information on Group Call Attendees

    Using both section signals at the same time is not supported when Unique Activities are enabled