Monthly Archives: July 2011

Product Flag based Popup Messages

Previously, popup messages were be defined at the item number level. Now you can define a popup message that will be displayed whenever an item number is entered in Product Stock Inquiry or Order Entry that is driven by the item being “flagged” as one of the following:

Item ships ‘MOTOR-FREIGHT’ ONLY

Item is ‘NON-CONVEYABLE’

Item requires ‘SPECIAL HANDLING’

Item is an ‘ORMD’ item

Item is a ‘HAZMAT’ item

Here’s an example:

From the main CODIS menu, go to 20/30/45, Part Number Notes Editor.

The change is implemented at the “Manufacturer Code” prompt.

When adding a new item message, instead of entering a valid manufacturer code, enter ‘%%%%’ in place of the manufacturer code.

At the “Part Number” prompt, enter the text (in the highlighted text at the bottom of the screen) associated with the “flag” value, I.e. MOTOR-FREIGHT, ORMD, NON-CONVEYABLE, SPECIAL-HANDLING, or HAZMAT.

Enter the text you want to associate with the ‘flag’ under the appropriate ‘Notes’ box (Sell notes #1 or Buy Notes #6). Enter the line prefix (#2 thru #5 for Sell Notes, #7 thru #10 for Buy Notes). The line prefix determines the where and how the text in the corresponding notes box will be displayed. A line prefix of ‘!’ causes the note to be displayed in Product Stock Inquiry and Order Entry. A line prefix of ‘?’ causes the note to be displayed in Order Entry and require the user to acknowledge the message (enter ‘Y’ to acknowledge). A line prefix of “& causes the note to be displayed in Product Stock Inquiry and Order Entry and also require the user to acknowledge the message (enter ‘Y’ to acknowledge).

Here are examples of the item message in Product Stock Inquiry and Order Entry.

 

Items are associated with these special flag values in 20/30/70 (from the main CODIS menu), Product File Editor.

Searching Order Detail Text

You can search order detail for specific text over s specific number of months. For example, let’s suppose you want to find an order associated with a specific shipment tracking number.

From the Order Entry Functions menu and at the “Function” prompt, type “MSG” <enter>.

Enter the text you want to search for. For example, enter the specific shipment tracking number <enter>.

Enter the number of months you want to search <enter>.

The search results will be displayed in a popup box.

Enter the line number associated with the order number in the popup box to display a specific order’s details.

Serial Number Search

You can search for a serial number of a particular manufacturer and/or part number. CODIS will display any order/invoice/credit the serial number(s) appears on in a popup box.

Here’s how:

From the “Function” prompt in the Order Entry Functions menu, type “SER” <enter>.

Enter the manufacturer and part number (separated by a comma – BPP,20418) or “/ALL” for any manufacturer and part number.

Enter the serial number you want to search for or “/ALL” to search for all serial numbers for a particular part number.

Enter the number of months you want to search (going back).

CODIS displays the search results in a popup box. You can display a specific transaction by selecting the reference line number to the left of the transaction.