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.