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Inventory Stock Level Ideas

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  • Inventory Stock Level Ideas

    Hi all,

    I have hit a brick wall, and welcome any ideas on achieving real time stock levels.

    Database Structure:

    I have two tables for inventory...

    Products.dbf and Parts.dbf

    Parts is the child table to Products.

    Products.dbf fields:

    Pro_Id
    Pro_Name
    Pro_Qty -calculated expression (field rule) to count Pro_id from Parts table
    Pro_Rma_Qty - calculated expression (field rule) to count pro_id with condition 'RMA' from the Parts table

    Parts.dbf fields:

    part_id linked to Pro_id
    part_name linked to Pro_name
    part_sn
    part_condition

    The Products table field rule expressions table counts the parts table by part_id and gives a qty level.

    I have a grid setup with the Products.dbf table and the following fields; Pro_Name and Pro_Rma_Qty

    This displays fine, with a base filter to only show Product names that have "Pro_RMA_Qty" thats greater than 0

    The issue im running into:

    When a user inventories or changes a condition type to RMA on a serial number (part_sn in the Parts table) the new qty level in the parent Products.dbf table is not updated until I manually recalc field rules on the Product table.

    Obviously this will not give accurate numbers, until I tell all employees to stop processing until I have recalculated the fields. (which is time consuming with 100,000 records.)

    Any ideas on how I can get the field rule to calculate in real time?

    Thanks,
    James

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    Re: Inventory Stock Level Ideas

    Hi
    this should be simple if you look at the events, and find 'after inserting' you can use a little XBasic to recalculate the qty_level if Condition_type changes.

    Cheers
    David

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