Re: A different term for "Floor Date"

Subject: Re: A different term for "Floor Date"
From: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 12:34:23 -0700

On 4/30/2010 12:10 PM, Deborah Hemstreet wrote:
> Background: The SW analyzes some data in order to present the data to
> someone with the correct tags and updates (for example). The system
> looks to see how dates are handled, since they impact how the data is
> tagged. For example, I could receive data on April 1, but the DATE of
> the data is February 15. Therefore the data is handled based on the
> February 15 date.
> However, if I set the "Floor Date" to February 20, then the software
> will not take into consideration any data dated before that date. As a
> result, since the data was received on April 1 but dated April 15, the
> data is ignored since the Floor Date is Feb. 20.

You lost me a bit. Do you mean "dated February 15" or is there another
date to contend with?

> I think I've heard of something similar but can't place it. Is "Floor
> Date" a good term? Is there a better term for this? It's Friday and my
> brain is fried...

"Floor date" also refers to when a bill is read on the House floor, or
something like that.

I think that "floor date" is a confusing term, unless it is used for a
production date or something to do with a production floor.

I do not know what the field should be called, but I think it should be
more intuitive than "floor." Like, process, cut-off, production,
acceptance, etc.



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