Product Classes

October 9, 2016 in Inventory Control

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Step 1 - Code/Description


This function is used to enter or adjust the details of product ‘Classes’ set up within the system. A ‘Class’ can be allocated to a Product to ‘tag’ it for reporting purposes. Class codes may be used in Inventory and Sales reporting to group products together. It is available as a user “filter” on almost all Product reports in the system. Take a look at the Sales Analysis Schematic for a good visual representation of where Product Classes sit in the overall hierarchy. Note that Classes can cut across Product Divisions, Categories, Groups and Models when reporting.

The original concept behind the ‘Classes’ tag was to provide a mechanism to allow products of a certain classification to be recorded as such for use in report selection. For instance, it could be used to record Dangerous goods details against stock lines. Another example of use would be the recording of quality ratings as Classes so different stock lines could be tagged for quality reporting.

These are just examples. You can use this for any purpose you see fit. In fact we have seen clients apply several uses within the same Classes list where the use relates to different Products. That is because a Product can only be allocated to one class at any point in time.

Data Input


Step 1 – Code/Description

All existing Class codes and descriptions are displayed.

You may select an existing code and description from the grid to edit the details.
Click the delete icon in the grid to delete a Class.

To set up a new class, enter the code and description and click Add.
The new class is added to the list.

Once all the Class details are listed in the grid as required, click Submit to update the system.


Enter the Class code you wish to work on.

For details on the use of “codes”, see The Role of “Codes” in Online Advantage


Enter the Class description used to explain the class code being added/adjusted.

For more details on descriptions, see The Role of “Names & Descriptions” in Online Advantage
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