Product Sections

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 ‘Sections’ set up within the system. A ‘Section’ can be allocated to a Product to ‘tag’ it for reporting purposes. Section 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 Sections sit in the overall hierarchy. Note that Sections can cut across Product Divisions, Categories, Groups and Models when reporting.

The original concept behind the ‘Section’ tag was to provide a mechanism to allow products made from a particular company sector to be recorded as such for use in report selection. For instance, “traded products” versus “service products” versus “spare parts”. This example would be as an alternative to using Branches or Divisions within the system to determine this split for reporting use.

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 Sections list where the use relates to different Products. That is because a Product can only be allocated to one Section at any point in time.

Data Input


Step 1 – Code/Description

All existing Section 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 Section.

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

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


Enter the Section code you wish to work on.

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


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

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