SECTION 3.1.1 - ADD A NEW INVENTORY ITEM
USAGE: To add a new Inventory item to the Inventory master-file.
DISCUSSION: When you start this function, the computer will initially ask for an Inventory code. Insert a code and press <Enter>. The Inventory code structure is defined in SECTION 3.
To return to the INVENTORY MAINTENANCE MENU, press <ESC>.
Once HiFinance has accepted the code you will be presented with a screen full of all the fields you can enter information into. These fields are fully described in SECTION 3. Depending on your installation, not all fields fit on one page. In this case, when you complete the last field on the first page, page two will automatically be displayed for you to fill in, and so on.
Where required, enter a value into each field that is surrounded by brackets. To move to the next field, press <Enter>. Complete your entry by pressing <F10>. If HiFinance has found no inconsistencies in your entries, you will be asked to confirm and the information will then be saved to disk.
If at any time you wish to abort the entry sequence, press <ESC>. You will be asked to confirm your request. If you abort the entry, all current changes will be cancelled and the account will not have been added to the Inventory master-file.
Several function keys are available while you enter the Inventory information:
<F1> This option will only appear if the option is enabled in SYSTEM DEFAULTS (see SECTION 7.1.2). If enabled, you will be asked for a “template” Inventory code. HiFinance will then replace all blank fields with the values from that item.
<F4> This allows you to enter a note detailing any non-structured information.
<F9> On the first entry page, this initiates a search through the Inventory Group master-file. The Inventory Group chosen will be automatically inserted into the Inventory Group field. On the second page the same function is available for searching for the last-supplier.
<F10> This will end the input phase and cause HiFinance to test the screen ready for update. Pressing <F10> can save you having to press <Enter> all the way to the end of the screen.
<ESC> This will abort the entry of the Inventory. If you press <ESC>, the Inventory will not be saved to the Inventory master-file.