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Topic:   Creating new assembly categories

By: PartiallyAssembledPosted on: Jul 25 2019 at 10:02:31 AM
Under 'Assemblies by Category,' how can I create a new category for assemblies?

By: SupportPosted on: Jul 25 2019 at 11:22:36 AM
You can't create a new category via the 'Assemblies By Category' list.
That list just shows categories that already exists.

Go to the menu - Assemblies/All Assemblies.

Select an assembly that you want to be in the new category and open the
'Item detail' window for that assembly (That's the window where you can
edit the description etc)

The category box is a drop down list of all categories that exist
already. But you can delete the current text and key in a new category
and Save.

Now when you go to the 'Assemblies By Category' list your new category
will be in that list.

By: GuestPosted on: Jul 26 2019 at 03:38:43 PM
Most new users struggle with this, once you are familiar with it its Ok but not your standard way of creating categories as it becomes quite a tedious task to move a category of 900 items to a new category.

Every other accounting, MRP or bill of material software package uses a predefined category list which can be edited as a whole just by renaming the group description field and then all parts are now in a new category.

By: JasonPosted on: Jul 29 2019 at 08:37:22 AM
If you want to move ALL items from one category to another you do that in the 'Inventory>Components By Category grid.

So, Inventory>Components By Category. Don't expand any of the categories, just set the PadLock to unlocked and key directly over the old category heading entering a new one. All of the items below that heading will instantly be in the new category.

You can also do this if the new category already existed - for example if you wanted to combine two categories. So, if you had 20 items in CAT_1 and 10 items in CAT_01 and decided you didn't want the CAT_1 category anymore then just open Components By Catagory and without expanding the group just key over the CAT_1 heading changing it to CAT_01

You'll then have 2 groups called CAT_01 in that list but hit the refresh button and it'll reload the page and you'll have all of the items in CAT_01

Yes. I know. It's not a documented feature but maybe they're afraid that if they documented ALL of the features in MiniMRP then it wouldn't look quite so 'Mini'.

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