How to Add Attributes To TriSys


This document gives instruction for how to add Categories and Attributes to the TriSys database. System Administration training is always recommended to totally understand how attributes are used throughout the system, this document is designed as a back up and reminder to those who have had the training.

Once you have decided upon the Attributes required for your system for Contacts, Companies, Requirements and Placements etc follow the steps below to add the required Category names and Attributes.

To add Attributes the user will have to have System Administration rights to the database.

Opening System Administration

Categories and Attributes are added through the System Administration Console, from Tools select Administration Console


From the System Administration Console select View and Attributes/Lookups


The left grid show the names of all pick lists within the system this covers both Attributes available to any records and lists associated with fields such as Status. Before a change is made to any of the Attributes or Look ups the user must understand the system and the implications of the change.

Where the Attribute is not assigned to a field (Field Lookup is False) they are available to any record type where you have an attribute field as shown below. This one is the contact field but there are similar fields on the company, requirements and placements etc.

There are a few exceptions to this rule ie: Job Title and Cost Codes which are discussed in System Administration training.

Once Add is selected a list of the Categories and Attributes will be displayed as below allowing the user to select one or more to be added to the record.

Adding A Category

To add a Category from the Attributes/Lookups in the Administration Console ensure that the focus is on the left hand grid by clicking on any name in the left hand list.

Select File and New


The following pop up will be displayed where the Category names is entered. In this case the Category is called ‘Suitable For’ once this is entered select ‘OK’.

The new Category will then be added to the left hand list of Category names as shown below without any Attributes.

Adding An attribute

First select the correct Category on the left in this case as above Suitable For is our category. Click on the right hand List‘Attributes’ and select File and New


The following pop up will be seen where you can see the Category that the Attribute is being added to and the name of the new Attribute can be added to the Name field in the example the Attribute is ‘Project Manager’.

Once the Attribute has been added click ‘Save’ and the Attribute will be seen in the right hand list.

Repeat to add all the required Attributes to the selected Category.

From a record the Attribute ‘Project Manager’ can now be selected and added to a record as shown below.

Attributes can then be selected within the search criteria of different searches to identify records that have been coded with a particular Attribute.

For further information on training offered by TriSys please click here 

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AWS 1 - So Much More Than A Remote Desktop

Amazon Web Services (AWS) have so much more to offer than just phenominal computing power,
remote desktops and networks. There are may ways to levarage what AWS has to offer, and with many
different scenarios and different add on services, it is easy to get confused as to what each service does
 and how to implement them within any given scenario

I though that I would have a look at each AWS offering and possible scenarios and publish them
through a series of related blogs

So here goes with :- 1:- Web Hosting Applications

The web hosting application incorporates many of the powerfull features that you would need to
provide a highly available and scaleable Web Application Hosting Scenario.

Services Used::- CloudFront, S3, EC2, Auto Scaling, ELB, Route 53, and Database Related Services


As an Amazon Solution Provider, TriSys Business Software is a fully Cloud Based Company
and Remote Desktop and Network provider.

 If you’re a company that is considering moving to the cloud, or wish to discuss how your company
can benefit from Cloud Computing Applications and Services, why not give us a call to see how we can
help make things easier for you to move.

Call: 01223 393519 or e-mail

Microsoft Office 2013

Microsoft has previewed the next version of Microsoft Office (version 15 or 2013 as it will be known) and this has been documented by the BBC:

Microsoft also has a preview page at

Essentially, this latest version of office addresses two main areas:

  • Cloud computing
  • Touch

Office 2013 is going to work well with Microsoft's on-line services for example Azure and Office 365. Customers can use the web browser version of Office 365 to run Office on non-Microsoft operating systems such as iPad and Android tablets. Of course a Microsoft on-line account is necessary for this.

Office 2013 also has innovations to make it work well with the new touch interface in the forthcoming windows 8 tablets for both ARM and Intel processors.

TriSys will be evaluating Office 2013 in the coming weeks and will ensure that TriSys products remain compatible with Microsoft's flagship 'cash-cow' product, worth an estimated $22bn a year in revenue to Microsoft. In particular, TriSys ASP/remote desktop customers will be able to use Office 2013 in the cloud without requiring a Microsoft on-line account.