Inventory Control - Item Types



Use this task to define and maintain the inventory item types. Item types are logical groupings of inventory items that serve as filters on reports, bulk price changes, or when rebuilding beginning balances. At least one item type must be defined, and each inventory item must refer to an item type. The item types may be as broad or as narrow as required. A listing of all item types and their descriptions is also available.


=> To access this task...

Select Item Types  from the Inquiry and Maintenance menu.


Item Type


About the Fields


In the Item Type field...

  • Enter a valid item type code.

  • Click the record navigating buttons; to view the first record, to view the previous record, to view the next record and to view the last item type record.

  • Click Record Query button to select from a list of item types.

WARNING: When you delete an item type code, be sure there are no inventory items, sales orders/invoices, or purchase orders that refer to the code.


In the Description field...

  • Enter 1 to 20 characters for a description of the item type.

In the Tax Service Code field...

Disabled unless OP is installed and OP Parameters has a Sales Tax Service selected, and Tax Service Code Source in OP Parameters is "T -  Item Type".

  • Enter a tax code for the tax service to use as the default for items with this Item Type. This default can be overwritten for individual items.

When finished making selections...

  • Click Save button to save the record.

  • Click Clear Form button to begin a new item type record.

  • Click Delete Current Record button to delete the record.

Closing an unsaved record will issue the prompt:

  • Select [Yes] to save the changes.

  • Select [No] to return to the form.


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