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Orders with multiple ship dates

PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2006 2:11 am
by eetimm
My company distributes handknitting yarns to yarn stores. We have two order scenarios: 1). We sometimes have an order placed (for example) in May for immediate shipping of some lines and August shipping for other lines, or 2). we have orders for immediate shipment that have some lines that are not in stock (on backorder) and will be shipped later when the stock arrives from our vendor.

I have tried several variations of a). document type, b). delivery rule, and c). processing shipments manually vs. batch, with the result that Compiere always generates shipments for the entire order not just the lines that are due and ready for shipping.

I am under the impression that for a given order, Compiere will generate shipments for only those lines that meet the criteria of on-hand inventory and with a promise date that is now or past. Obviously, I am missing something or I am mistaken in my impression.

Any help that anyone can provide to enlighten me would be greatly appreciated. I have scoured the forum but cannot find this in the archives.

Thanks!

ET

PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 11:52 am
by red1
For your case (2) above, it does work rite? I have got a BackOrder before when there is limited stock and the Delivery Rule is "Available".

Havent tried the (1) which as u said that the Promised Delivery Date doesnt seem to make B/O work would mean that u have to look into the codes and find out further.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 12:04 pm
by eetimm
No....even in case #2 it does not create a backorder that I can see. When I create shipments, those lines that are out of stock will still show up on the delivery note and invoice. We then end up creating two sales orders to record the items that are currently in stock (and/or those items that have a future delivery date) and those on backorder. This works, but it is not as simple as I would like it (of course the world was never organized just to make my life simple!).

The problem with your suggestion of looking into the code at how the system works is that I am a Finance guy with implementation experience (from the business side) and not at all skilled in going deeper into the code. I will keep working with examples on GardenWorld to see if there is something I am missing and report back.

Thanks for your response.

ET

PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 12:20 pm
by red1
U can make an open offer to purchase any developer's time here to look into the codes for u.

About case (2) i m pretty sure it worked for me a couple of times ago. Try checking the settings proper.