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Topic:   Part import / set new Vndr to Default

By: TroyPosted on: Jun 4 2018 at 01:33:25 PM
Hello MiniMrp Team,
I import a lot of components, primarily to add new vendors to current parts. Is there a way to make the new vendor / vendor PN I import the default vendor without having to go back an manually switch them after the import?

By: SupportPosted on: Jun 5 2018 at 03:02:08 AM
I suppose the only way would be for us to add a checkbox that says that the imported suppliers are to be default.

But then we'd have the question about what to do if the import contains some suppliers who should become default and some that don't.

The only way to do this would be for there to be a column in your csv file that indicates where each one is default or not.

I'm thinking this adds a level of complexity that minimrp is trying to avoid.

By: SupportPosted on: Jun 5 2018 at 03:05:34 AM
Or for us to add a column of checkboxes to the grid allowing you to check/uncheck each one before importing.

That would probably be easier than manually going through the database after the import.

I think we need to think about this a while.

By: TroyPosted on: Jun 5 2018 at 04:50:12 AM
Anything you can do would be appreciated. There is an unprecedented lack of material in the electronics industry right now. Believe it or not, we spend more time changing the default vendor than we do actual procurement. I need to come up with away to ease the burden on my purchasing group, while still using MiniMRP to place all of the various PO's.

By: GuestPosted on: Jun 6 2018 at 12:06:46 PM
We just use the default vendor for the costing. We rarely actually purchase from the default vendor.

By: GuestPosted on: Jun 18 2018 at 05:31:47 AM
Any update to this request? This will have a major effect on the Electronics Manufacturers using MiniMRP.

By: SupportPosted on: Jun 18 2018 at 06:30:46 AM
As I said, we need to think about this for a while. It can't be having that much of an effect because, in 20 years, you're the only person to ever mention it.

But we do take all feedback seriously. So, please make a suggestion. If you were importing 5000 items with suppliers would it make sense for us to offer a checkbox so that you could go through the list indicating which ones were to be default and which ones were not.

Or would a single checkbox at the top saying that "ALL" imports are to become default? But, if we did that, then you can guarantee that somebody else would then want it different.

By: GuestPosted on: Jun 18 2018 at 11:17:42 AM
The shortages in the electronics industry happened this year and are attributed to multiple manufacturers shutting down production lines. It's caused a chain reaction that has part lead time going up and availability going way down. I feel you should add the ability however you see fit. Let people use it and give feedback to how the option could be improved. If I'm the only one asking, I'd be willing to bet that I'm the only one using MiniMRP to drive demand and cut PO's as the system was intended. I want to use the system as intended, not as an export to Excel and use something else.

By: GuestPosted on: Jun 18 2018 at 11:51:48 AM
Personally, I would like to see a column added to the import that can be designated for Default. "Yes / No", "1 / 0", "blank / not blank", whatever you want. It's easier to modify in the Excel file than it would be to check individual boxes in the import screen.

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