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By: GuestPosted on: Feb 15 2022 at 02:18:47 AM
Are there any plans to allow more notes on sales orders? The text box at the bottom seems to have a limit, which causes a failure when printing an invoice?

When placing an order we can have a non-stock part, allowing us to add a description, we can't do this to generate a non-stock sale? I.e. if we wanted to add a seperate cost on the sales order (one-off etc.)


By: GuestPosted on: Feb 17 2022 at 08:52:38 AM
These one-off sales. Are they ever repeated. Such as an additional packaging or transport cost that appears on sales orders more than once?

Things like that should be an inventory item. OnHand inventory zero. Type=MISC.

Then you can add it to your sales order. MISC items exist in your inventory but when sold they're not taken from your inventory. OnHand Qty stays at zero.

By: GuestPosted on: Feb 24 2022 at 03:58:32 AM
No, i am talking about single one-off requirements. I would really want to use a Misc.item and then type the description, like on a PO.

The point about the sales order notes, is when we get something changed, our last system allowed us to add revised notes, so we could then send to the customer as a confirmation.

I know we have a notes field, but it's very limited, we already use this for terms. Any more and we get a crash when printing the invoice.

By: GuestPosted on: Feb 25 2022 at 06:43:18 AM
We just add a second sheet printed from MSWord. We can then write anything we want on that sheet.

By: GuestPosted on: Jun 8 2022 at 06:45:05 AM
We have also just had this issue - We have long sales orders, these VERY often get changed over time.

It's not practical to have a second sheet, stored seperate, having to create a PDF etc....

Is this just a field size that needs to be increased?

Really must be able to add lots of notes to orders, could be changes, terms etc. If it exceeds the print, the box should just expand.

Can't use the line notes, if we remove an item.

This was actaully raised by our ISO9001 audit.


By: GuestPosted on: Oct 27 2022 at 07:56:14 AM
Can this please be sorted - it's crazy that we are limited to such a small amaount of text! And the suggestion to use a seperate sheet can't be serious.

Is this not just allowing that note field to grow in the report!

This should work on all prints, dispatch notes etc.

We are not asking for anything new or that makes the system bigger etc. But this really can't be right.

Thankyou (Hopefully)

By: SupportPosted on: Oct 28 2022 at 08:38:37 AM
Yes. It is a field size that needs to be increased.

But it's not as easy as you might think.

It's not a field size in the MiniMRP program. The limitation is a field size in the database file.

In many cases, especially where the server is SQL Server, the MiniMRP program will not have the necessary permissions to call the sql ALTER DATABASE function which would be necessary to increase the field size - or to create a new, wider, column and to copy all the data across and then delete the old column and rename the new one.

It's simply not possible without breaking version compatibility requiring moving everyone to a version 6 which wed need to create just for this one thing.

By: GuestPosted on: Nov 2 2022 at 03:02:14 AM
I understand.

But, it is really not good. Can't even add terms etc. as a component (ie. create a part just to add notes) because of the text limit.

So i guess i will have to use that second document - create a word document, save, create a PDF, save, attach it with the Minimrp documents.............

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