With the release of Microsoft Dynamics RMS 2.0 Feature Pack 2, you can now automatically generate item lookup codes in Store Operations or Headquarters. 

Store Operations

Use the new Item tab in the Configuration dialog box in Store Operations Manager to set formats for item lookup codes and apply them to new items automatically. Use item lookup code formats to set up series of lookup codes, add a year designator to items created this year, or simply and automatically continue the item numbering scheme you already have in place.

To use automatic item lookup codes, simply leave the item lookup code field blank when you create a new item.

Users can avoid having an automatic item lookup code assigned by entering the item lookup code manually when creating a new item.

To enable automatic item lookup codes

1. Open Store Operations Manager.

2. On the File menu click Configuration.

3. Select the Item tab.

4. Select the check box to Use automatic item lookup codes.

5. Set a Lookup code format for the automatic item lookup codes; and enter the Next number.

NOTE: The preview will not appear until you enter at least one # symbol.

6. Click OK.

Put all # symbols together. Item lookup codes are filled into # symbols from right to left, regardless of separating characters. Separate groups of # symbols are not updated individually. For example, this format:

ITEM###-ABC-####

results in:

ITEM123-ABC-4567

not:

ITEM123-ABC-1234

For format examples, see "Configuration option" in Store Operations Manager Online Help.

 

 


Headquarters

Use the new Item tab in the Configuration dialog box in Headquarters Manager to set formats for item lookup codes and apply them to new items automatically. Use item lookup code formats to set up series of lookup codes, add a year designator to items created this year, or simply and automatically continue the item numbering scheme you already have in place.

To use automatic item lookup codes, simply leave the item lookup code field blank when you create a new item.

Users can avoid having an automatic item lookup code assigned by entering the item lookup code manually when creating a new item.

To enable automatic item lookup codes 

1. Open Headquarters Manager.

2. On the File menu click Configuration.

3. Select the Item tab.

4. Select the check box to Use automatic item lookup codes.

5. Set a Lookup code format for the automatic item lookup codes; and enter the Next number.

NOTE: The preview will not appear until you enter at least one # symbol.

6. Click OK.

Put all # symbols together. Item lookup codes are filled into # symbols from right to left, regardless of separating characters. Separate groups of # symbols are not updated individually. For example, this format:

ITEM###-ABC-####

results in:

ITEM123-ABC-4567

not:

ITEM123-ABC-1234

For format examples, see "Configuration option" in Headquarters Manager Online Help.

 

Have a great week!

Todd Berger
Microsoft Dynamics RMS/POS Technical Support Escalation Engineer