Advanced Configuration Editor And Expert Mode – Customize Account Features

With Route4Me’s Advanced Configuration Editor, you can add additional features and customizations for your account based on your unique last mile routing, logistics, and business needs. Specifically, you can enable additional features, modify the user interface, customize how specific features work, enhance the performance of various system capabilities, and more. In this guide, you can learn how to use Route4Me’s Advanced Configuration Editor to add, enable, and disable advanced account configurations. Furthermore, you can find a list of advanced account configurations you can add and enable on your account.

The Advanced Configuration Editor enables you to add additional features and customizations for your account based on your unique last mile routing, logistics, and business needs.

NOTE: Only the Account Owner of the main Route4Me account can use the Advanced Configuration Editor. Additionally, learn more about Route4Me’s User Types and Account-Level Permissions.

 

 

Open Advanced Configuration Editor – Configuration Editor Link

First, sign into your Route4Me account and then click the following link to open the Advanced Configuration Editor. Further, you can find the list of the available configurations and learn how to add new configurations and manage added configurations. NOTE: To enable the Advanced Configuration Editor for your Route4Me account, please contact your direct Route4Me Routing Expert or Route4Me’s Customer Support Team.

Open Your Advanced Configuration Editor

Open Route4Me's Advanced Configuration Editor for customizing Route4Me route optimization account features.

 

Add And Manage Advanced Route4Me Account Configurations

To add a new configuration to your account, click the “New Variable” button in the top left corner. Next, add the configuration’s Key and one or multiple Values. Accordingly, the Configuration Key is a string or a line of code. The Configuration Values are one or multiple values that enable or disable the configuration, add custom configuration settings, etc. Next, click the “Save” button to add the new configuration or “Save + New” to add this and continue adding more configurations.

Additionally, you can hide the values in the added configurations that you consider confidential. To do so, check the “Hide Actual Value” box and then click the “Save” button to update the configuration.

Add advanced configuration Key and Value to enable or disable the configuration for the Route4Me route planning account.

 

Accordingly, once the configuration is created, you can instantly access and manage it in the Advanced Configuration Editor. To do so, click on the gear icon next to the preferred configuration and then select the preferred action. Specifically, you can edit or delete the configuration and copy its Key and Value(s).

Manage, edit, enable, and disable advanced account configurations.

 

Web Platform Advanced Configurations

Additionally, learn about advanced configuration options that modify the functionality of the Route4Me Web Platform in the table below. Specifically, you can enable and disable various user interface functions, show or hide user certain user details, adjust which user types can access which functions, and more.

NOTE: Adding the “true” value enables the corresponding configuration and makes it active, and adding the “false” value or not adding the configuration at all disables it and makes it inactive.

KeyValueDescription
ENABLE_DISTANCE_OPTIMIZATION_OPTIONTrue or FalseThis configuration enables the “Distance” tab when planning routes. The “Distance” tab allows the use of the following optimizations: Drive Time Optimization, Straight Line Optimization, and Big City Optimization.
HIDE_AVOIDANCE_ZONESTrue or FalseThis configuration hides the “Avoidance Zones” tab when planning routes.
DISABLE_ROUTE_NATIVE_CONTEXT_MENUTrue or FalseThis configuration disables the native context window in the Routes List so users can’t open new browser tabs and view Route4Me-related content.
DISABLE_ROUTE_NATIVE_CONTEXT_MENUTrue or FalseThis configuration disables opening the native context windows in multiple Route4Me user interfaces (Routes List, Routes Map, Route Editor, Address Book List, Address Book Map, and Orders).
OPEN_ROUTE_BUTTON_FOR_ROUTES_LISTTrue or FalseThis configuration allows adding the “Open Route” button to all routes in the Routes List. The configuration also disables opening the native context windows for all routes in the Routes List so that users can’t open new browser tabs and view Route4Me-related content.
DISABLE_SCANS_UPLOADTrue or FalseThis configuration disables the “Upload Scan(s)” feature used for planning routes.
HIDE_MEMBERS_EMAILSTrue or FalseThis configuration hides the Email addresses of members assigned to the corresponding routes in the Routes List.
ASSIGN_DRIVERS_ONLYTrue or FalseThis configuration restricts assigning all user types to routes except for the Driver user type. When the “assign_drivers_only” configuration is enabled, only the Driver user type can be assigned to routes.
HIDE_SHARING_IN_ROUTE_PARAMETERS_DIALOGTrue or FalseThis configuration disables sharing when planning routes by hiding the “Sharing” tab.
HIDE_USERS_MANAGEMENT_LINK_IN_ROUTE_PARAMETERS_DIALOGTrue or FalseThis configuration hides the “Manage Users” option when planning routes.
HIDE_VEHICLES_MANAGEMENT_LINK_IN_ROUTE_PARAMETERS_DIALOGTrue or FalseThis configuration hides the “Add New Vehicle” and vehicle management options when planning routes.
APPEND_ASSIGNEE_TO_THE_ROUTE_NAME_IN_ROUTES_LISTTrue or FalseThis configuration appends the names of team members assigned to corresponding routes in the Routes List. When the “hide_members_emails” configuration is enabled, instead of Emails, the names of the assigned members are displayed next to the corresponding routes. The “append_assignee_to_the_route_name_in_routes_list” configuration helps to hide or display the names of the members assigned to routes.

 

Mobile Apps Advanced Configurations

Furthermore, the user interface and functionality of Route4Me’s iPhone Routing App and Android Route Navigation App can also be customized. In detail, modify the available menus, buttons, route planning options, add custom content, and more.

NOTE: Adding the “true” value enables the corresponding configuration and makes it active, and adding the “false” value or not adding the configuration at all disables it and makes it inactive.

KeyValuePlatformDescription
HIDE_VISITED_MENUTrue or FalseiOS & AndroidWhen this configuration is enabled, the button to mark destinations as Arrived is hidden. NOTE: After marking a particular destination as Arrived, the app automatically allows you to mark it as Departed with the same button. Thus, when hiding the button to mark destinations as Arrived, the button to mark them as Departed is also hidden.
HIDE_DEPARTED_MENUTrue or FalseiOS & AndroidWhen this configuration is enabled, the button to mark destinations as Departed is hidden. NOTE: If “HIDE_VISITED_MENU” is enabled, then destinations can be marked as Arrived but not marked as Departed.
VISITED_MENU_TEXTCustom TextiOS & AndroidThis configuration enables you to specify the custom text to be displayed under the button used for marking route destinations as Arrived.
DEPARTED_MENU_TEXTCustom TextiOS & AndroidThis configuration enables you to specify the custom text to be displayed under the button used for marking route destinations as Departed.
DISABLE_ADD_NEW_ROUTETrue or FalseiOS & AndroidThis configuration hides the button on the “Routes” screen that allows a user to start planning and optimizing new routes.
HIDE_PLAN_ROUTE_BUTTONTrue or FalseiOS & AndroidThis configuration hides the “Plan Route” button that allows a user to optimize a new route after specifying settings and adding or importing addresses. This way, you can start planning a new route, specify settings, add or import addresses, and save this route as a Draft without the ability to optimize and synchronize it with your Route4Me Routes List.
HIDE_REPLAN_ROUTE_BUTTONTrue or FalseiOS & AndroidThis configuration hides the “Done Editing” and “Replan Route” buttons on the “Destinations” screen where a user can re-optimize already planned routes. Re-optimizing a planned route enables you to either apply the new optimization settings or re-optimize the route after modifying its sequence or optimization settings.
HIDE_SHARE_ROUTE_MENUTrue or FalseiOS & AndroidThis configuration prohibits a user from sharing routes by hiding all route-sharing UI elements and buttons from all app interfaces.
HIDE_DUPLICATE_ROUTE_MENUTrue or FalseiOS & AndroidThis configuration prohibits a user from duplicating routes by hiding all “Duplicate Route” UI elements and options from all app interfaces.
HIDE_ASSIGN_USER_MENUTrue or FalseiOS & AndroidThis configuration prohibits a user from assigning other users to routes by hiding all “Assign User” UI elements and buttons from all app interfaces.
CUSTOM_CONTENT_URLCustom URLiOS & AndroidURL of the web page that you want to embed into the “About” screen on Route4Me’s Mobile Apps.
CUSTOM_CONTENT_MENU_ALIASCustom TextiOSPreferred name for the Custom Content URL tab in your iPhone Route Planner app.
HIDE_CUSTOM_NOTE_TYPE_DROPDOWNTrue or FalseAndroidUse the “true” value to hide the default note type or stop status drop-down or “false” to display it.

 

Route4Me enables you to customize route navigation, tracking, and compliance functionality through advanced configurations. Specifically, you can use advanced configurations to adjust the available navigation apps for your field employees, whether compliance with planned routes is tracked, and how drivers navigate routes.

NOTE: Adding the “true” value enables the corresponding configuration and makes it active, and adding the “false” value or not adding the configuration at all disables it and makes it inactive.

KeyValueDefault ValueDescription
DISABLE_EXTERNAL_NAVIGATIONTrue or FalseFalseThis configuration forces drivers to use Route4Me’s in-app route navigation instead of Apple Maps, Google Maps, or Waze.
DISABLE_NAVIGATION_PATH_COMPLIANCETrue or FalseFalseBy default, route directions in Route4Me’s navigation app are identical to the planned route on the Web Platform. When enabled, this configuration disconnects the route path on the mobile app from that on the Web Platform. The sequence of destinations remains the same, while driving directions can be different on the mobile app due to real-time traffic data, weather, and more.
DEFAULT_NAVIGATION_MODESingle or ContinuousSingleWhen “single” destination navigation is enabled, a driver or field employee can navigate to one destination at a time and select which destination to navigate to. When “continuous” route navigation is enabled, a driver or field employee can only navigate to the next destination on the route and all destinations will be navigated to in the planned sequence.

 

Client-Side Geofencing Advanced Configurations

In addition to Route4Me’s default Geofencing, the advanced configuration editor enables you to automate the process of adding reported route visitation data with client-side geofencing advanced configurations Here, “client” refers to Route4Me’s Mobile Apps. In detail, the advanced configurations in the table below can be used to enable automatically reported arrival and departure data from the mobile app. NOTE: Adding the “true” value enables the corresponding configuration and makes it active, and adding the “false” value or not adding the configuration at all disables it and makes it inactive.

Use the advanced configurations editor to automatically set destination Reported Arrival Time and Reported Departure Time and automatically mark destinations as Done.

KeyValueDescription
TRIGGER_GEOFENCE_ARRIVED_USING_CLIENT_GEOFENCETrue or FalseWhen this configuration is enabled, and a user enters a geofence, the mobile app automatically sets the Reported Arrival Time and coordinates without the user marking address as arrived on the mobile app.
TRIGGER_GEOFENCE_DEPARTED_USING_CLIENT_GEOFENCETrue or FalseWhen this configuration is enabled, and a user leaves a geofence, the mobile app automatically sets the Reported Departure Time and coordinates without any user making changes on the mobile app or Web Platform.
TRIGGER_DESTINATION_ARRIVED_USING_GEOFENCETrue or FalseWhen this configuration is enabled, and a user enters a geofence, the mobile app automatically marks destinations as “Arrived” and sets the corresponding timestamp. This “Arrival Time” is used together with the “Departure Time” to calculate the “Reported Time On Site” on the Web Platform.
TRIGGER_DESTINATION_DEPARTED_USING_GEOFENCETrue or FalseWhen this configuration is enabled, and a user leaves a geofence, the mobile app automatically marks destinations as “Departed” and sets the corresponding timestamp. This “Departure Time” is used together with the “Arrival Time” to calculate the “Reported Time On Site” on the Web Platform.
TRIGGER_STATUS_DONE_USING_GEOFENCETrue or FalseWhen this configuration is enabled, and a user leaves a geofence, the mobile app automatically marks destinations as “Done“. When this configuration is disabled or not added, drivers must manually mark destinations as “Done“. Additionally, learn more about setting destination status.

 

White-Labeling Advanced Configurations

Route4Me enables partners to customize their branding with white-labeling options. You can use advanced configurations to hide or disable Route4Me branded content. Specifically, you can hide branded content from parts of the user interface, hide branded menus, and disable branded links and pop-ups using the advanced configurations listed in the table below.

NOTE: Adding the “true” value enables the corresponding configuration and makes it active, and adding the “false” value or not adding the configuration at all disables it and makes it inactive.

KeyValueDescription
HIDE_BRANDED_CONTENTYes or NoAllows the hiding of Route4Me branded content from particular menus of the platform’s user interface (i.e., Route4Me video tutorials in the route planning menus, etc.).
HIDE_HELP_MENUYes or NoAllows the hiding of the Route4Me branded help menu with all its content from all user interfaces.
ENABLE_TELEMATICS_POPUP_OVERLAYTrue or FalseAllows enabling Route4Me branded telematics popups in all user interfaces of the platform.
HIDE_UPSELLING_IN_ROUTE_PARAMETERS_DIALOGYes or NoAllows the hiding of Route4Me branded upgrade links and content from the platform’s user interface.
HIDE_COVID19_WARNINGYes or NoWhen this configuration is enabled, it hides the Pandemic Subscription Alert pop-up window on the Order Tracking Customer Portal.

 

 

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