Mass changer functionality

We added a mass changer functionality to help manage more efficiently the different inventory items in a database.

WHEN ?

This is useful in case you need to :

  • Uniformize characteristics (for example Status, or Owner) after importing from various excel sources.
  • Change several items of owner, location, brand, status etc., all at once.
  • Move a list of items from one site to another.
  • And generally speaking whenever you need to apply the same changes to several item records at once, instead of modifying manually each and every record.

This is a great time saver and a significant improvement.

HOW ?

Go to the items inventory window and you will find a “LISTS” button that lets you manage lists OR go to the “LISTS” barcode from the main menu.

  • From the Inventory window, create a list (which just references existing items in your database) or select an existing list and you can then
    • Drag&drop items from the left list to the right list.
    • Select several items on the left and use the single left arrow button on the screen to add them to the right list.
    • Or use the double left arrow button to add all items on the left in the list on the right.
    • Then use the orange “mass changer” button, which will show you a yellow/orange screen in which you can select which field(s) to alter on all elements that are member of the current list.
    • Follow the screen instructions until completion.
  • From the main menu barcode, select / create the appropriate list of elements.
    • Add new items to the list by entering their barcode in the field at the bottom of the window
    • Or add new items to the list by simply scanning their barcode.
    • Then use the orange “mass changer” button, which will show you a yellow/orange screen in which you can select which field(s) to alter on all elements that are member of the current list.
    • Follow the screen instructions until completion.