When you open Item card using Small Business role center, you can see one new specific on main – Item tab. You can find three new fields. These fields enable us to use item as to different role, as Inventory Item or as Service Item. In first case, we have inventory stock tracking, but in second case we have Service we can use in purchase and sale processes.

These are fields:

  • Type
  • Stockout Warning
  • Prevent Negative Inventory

Details

Type

Specifies if the item card represents a physical item (Inventory) or a service (Service). Item cards of type Service cannot be used in supply chain processes, such as production orders and warehouse activities.

Stockout Warning

Specifies if a warning is displayed when you enter a quantity on a sales document that brings the item’s inventory below zero. The calculation includes all sales document lines that have not yet been posted.

The selection that is made for all items in Microsoft Dynamics NAV is indicated by the Default (Yes) or Default (No) value. You can change the default setting by selecting another value in this field on individual item cards.

Prevent Negative Inventory

Specifies if you can post a transaction that will bring the item’s inventory below zero.

The selection that is made for all items in Microsoft Dynamics NAV is indicated by the Default (Yes) or Default (No) value. You can change the default setting by selecting another value in this field on individual item cards.

Standard Item card on other roles

The strange thing is that these fields are not on the standard Item card in NAV. You can see only Stockout Warning field and other standard fields as in NAV2013 version.

When you create new item, and look at table fields, you can see system automatic fill field Type as Inventory. I’m not sure, why this field in not on standard Item card, but it is missing. I advise to add this field on Item Card and Item List pages, because this is small but significant feature.