Farm Report User's Guide
Add Products to the Products Table
Some notes about the :
area, select the item type (for example,
and the specific item (for example, Peanut).
- Specify the
in one of the following ways:
- Now – The product was started within the last few minutes. This
method is typically used as you start new products. Shortly after starting
the products in Farm Town or FarmVille add them to
the Products Table.
- Percent Done – You can select what “percent done” the product is
currently (as shown in the game). This method is typically used
when you first start using Farm Report. You can add
your already started items, by using the “percent done” that the game displays for each item.
Farm Report will then estimate the
- Ready In - You can select the "ready in" time (as shown in
the game). This method is typically used when you first start using Farm Report. You can add
your already started items, by using the “ready in” time that the game displays for each item.
Farm Report will then estimate the
- Add an optional
, for example "use
- Set or clear the Set Alarm checkbox, to enable or
disable the alarm for this product.
. The product will be added to the
The check boxes can be used
to control which products are displayed in the table. You can choose
to display all products ( ), hide all products ( ) or
display any subset of the available
item types (for example ).
To print the ,
click . The table will be printed as it currently appears in the
To sort the contents of a single table, click on the
table column headers.
To sort the contents of all tables, use Options->View->Sort By
To show/hide a column (applies to all tables), use
and can be
displayed as a date (for example: "Thu 5:35 PM"), or as remaining time (for
example: "11:58 hours"). The format is controlled via the
are being displayed as a date,
they can be displayed in AM/PM format (for example: "Thu 5:35 PM") or in 24
hour format (for example: "Thu 17:35"). The format is controlled via
column can be used to record a note to
yourself (for example: "use in bakery"). The note will be
displayed in the alarm.
Add Farm Tabs
By default, there is one Farm Tab for each game. You can
add additional tabs, if you like. You can have one tab for each of your
farms, or you can split up your products in any way you like.
- To add a new Farm Tab, click the '+' button. Choose a name for the new tab.
- To move items from one Farm Tab to another:
- Select the items to be moved
- Click Move To Select the Farm Tab to move the items to
- To rename a Farm Tab, right-click on the Farm Tab's name and select Rename tab
You can control the layout used when there are too many Farm Tabs to fit on one line:
- Options->View->Farm Tab Layout->Wrap Tabs - display Farm Tabs on multiple lines
- Options->View->Farm Tab Layout->Scroll Tabs - display Farm Tabs on one line, with scrolling (default)
Product Ready Alarm
When a product is ready, a
alarm will be displayed on your desktop, telling you which
product is ready, which farm it is on, and when it will go to waste (if appropriate). If you
have added a note for the product, it will be shown. The alarm window has
the following buttons:
: Closes the alarm window
(same as clicking on the button).
: Closes all alarm
- Delete: Delete this product from the
- Delete All: For all currently alarmed products
for this game, delete them from the Products Table.
: Resets the Started Date
to 'Now' for this product.
: For all currently
alarmed products for this game, reset the Started Date to 'Now'.
: Snoozes this alarm for
the specified time.
: Snoozes all alarms
for the specified time.
After you harvest the product, you can use the
button to reset the Started Date, or you can delete the product
from the , and add an entry for your new product.
An alarm sound is played when the
alarm is displayed.
You can select the alarm sound via . If you prefer not to have an audible alarm, it can be turned off with the
The default 'snooze time' can be set via the
alarm, or by using the menu item.
button can be used to change the
of a product. The started date can be set to
'Now', or you can select the 'Ready In' time or the 'Percent Done'
(depending on the game).
This is very useful for
products that don't require replanting (such as animals and trees), and
also for crops that you repeatedly harvest and
The Alarm button can be used to "toggle" the 'Alarm' setting for all of
the selected products. For each product, if the alarm was previously
enabled, it will be disabled, and vice versa.
(Farm Town only) The Irrigate button
is for use with the Farm Town Red, Orange, and Green Mobile Sprinklers.
After you use one of the sprinklers on your farm:
- Select alll Product Table entries for that farm.
- If you have a separate tab for each farm, you can use
File->Select All (short-cut: Ctrl-A) to select all of the
entries on that tab.
- If you have all of your farms on a single
tab (and you have included the farm name in the Notes column), you
by the Notes column (by clicking on the column header), to make it
easier to select all of the entries for a given farm.
- Select the sprinkler type (Red, Orange, or Green).
- Click OK.
If the Red Sprinkler is selected, the Irrigate button
will reduce the remaining growth time for all eligible products (crops and
flowers) by 50%.
If the Orange Sprinkler is selected, the Irrigate button
will reduce the remaining growth time for all eligible products (crops,
flowers, and trees) by 50%.
If the Green Sprinkler is selected, the Irrigate button
will reduce the remaining growth time for all eligible products (crops,
flowers, and trees) by 50%. It will also extend the waste time as
follows: For crops with a growth time of one day or less, 24 hours will be
added. For crops with a growth time of more than one day, 48 hours will be
Items that are not eligible will not be irrigated. Eligible items
that have already been irrigated once will not be affected by subsequent
can work with Google Calendar to notify you when your crops are
ready. To use this feature, you just need to have a Google account.
You do not need to use Google Calendar for anything else. If
you are interested in using this feature, but do not have a Google
account, you can sign up for one
Enabling Farm Report’s
Google Calendar feature provides the following advantages:
- Google Calendar will notify you when your crops
are ready, even if
is not running.
- Google Calendar can notify you via any of the following
- Pop-up Alarm
- Email Message
- Text Message*
The Google Calendar notifications are in addition to the usual Farm Report
pop-up alarms. So, whether or not you use the Google Calendar feature,
you will still get the Farm Report
pop-up alarms when your crops are ready (provided that Farm Report
Enable the Google Calendar Feature
- Click on
- Enter your Google account login info (Email and Password)
- If you would like Farm Report to remember your login info,
- Select the
(Popup, Email, Text
- Click on
Closing or Exiting
Closing Farm Report
When you close Farm Report
(by clicking the button, or the
button in the upper right corner of the window),
Farm Report will
continue running in “hidden” mode (in the background). This enables the alarms you have
set to continue running.
You will see the
Farm Report icon
your “system tray” (the lower right corner of your screen). (Windows 7/8 users, please read the information on
accessing the icon in Windows 7/8.) To
re-display Farm Report, just double click the icon.
Exiting Farm Report
You can exit Farm Report by clicking the
button. It will ask you
to confirm that you really do want to exit. When you exit
it will stop running, and any alarms you have set will be canceled. The
next time you run Farm Report, those alarms will be started up again.
Accessing the Farm Report Icon
in Windows 7/8
In versions of Windows
prior to Windows 7,
icons for programs running in the background
(like Farm Report) are always visible in the System Tray (known as
the "Notification Area" in Windows 7/8). In Windows 7/8, however, these icons are handled in a different
way. By default, the icons are placed in the
"Notification Area Overflow". You can customize
the display behavior of an icon to place it in the
Notification Area instead of the Notification Area
To access the Farm Report
, you can use either of the following techniques:
Farm Report includes all
items currently available in Farm Town and FarmVille. However, the
game developers are continually adding new
items to their games. If you cannot find an item in the pull-down list
under , it is likely that the item in question was
added after the release of
You can "teach"
Farm Report about new items by clicking the
It will show the dialog.
To create a custom item:
- Specify the item’s name (for example “FruitOBerries”).
- Choose the item’s type (for example
- Choose the item’s duration (for example “1 Hour”).
to add the new item to the
The custom item will also be added to the
Custom items can be edited and deleted; provided
that they are not currently “in use” (i.e. they do not appear in the
Hide Game Tabs
menu can be used to display or hide
individual game tabs. For example, if you do not play Farm Town, you
can hide the Farm Town game tab. If you subsequently start playing
Farm Town, you can choose to display its game tab.
The game tabs can also be hidden by clicking on the
button on each game tab.
The Options->View->Show Columns menu can be used to show or
hide individual table columns. For example, if you do not use the
Notes column, you can hide it.
Sort By Column
The Options->View->Sort By Column menu can be used to sort
all tables by the specified column. For example, you can sort all
of the tables by 'Ready Date'.
If a column has been hidden (via Options->View->Show Columns),
you will not be able to sort by that column.
Note: To sort the entries of a single table, you can click on the
can use the
menu to choose from several stock alarm sounds. You can also add
custom alarm sounds by using the menu item to select your own sound file (supported types:
au, wav, aif, mid, rmi).
If you prefer not to have an audible alarm, it can be turned off with
The 'Personal' tab can be used to track whatever you like, just add
Custom Items. It has a 24 hour day.
Start in background (Windows only)
By default, when
Farm Report starts running, the
Farm Report window will be displayed on your screen. If
(available on Windows only),
the next time
Farm Report starts running, it will start itself in
'background' mode. (The
Farm Report window will not be displayed. It can be
manually displayed by clicking the
Farm Report icon in the Notification Area.)
This option is typically used when
Farm Report has been added to the computer's startup
folder, to avoid displaying the
Farm Report window each time the computer is restarted.
Farm Report uses a database file (FarmReport.db) to store
created. If an error is encountered, it will also create a
log file (FarmReport.log). By default, these files will be
saved in your "default" directory (for example,
on Windows, or your home folder on OSX).
The Documents\Farm Report
Data. Click the button to bring up the
directory selection dialog. The button can be used to
reset the data directory to the default.
option can be used to specify an alternate
location for the data files, for example
Check for Update of
Farm Report will check for updates to the
Farm Report program every seven days. If a newer version
of the program is available for download, a message
will be displayed. The can be disabled
via the menu.
You can also check for a newer version of the program at any time via the
Update Stock Items
By default, Farm Report
will check for updates to the stock item lists every seven days.
If updates are available, they will be downloaded automatically.
can be disabled via the menu.
You can also check for updates to the stock item lists at any time
The Dirt Farmer for
helping us keep the FarmVille stock item lists up to