Build: 2_756
Build date:  20-Jun-17 Case 80332

In the Inventory module, if you enter or scan an inventory item part number that is not found in your active inventory, Paladin Point of Sale will automatically look for the item in the supplier’s all-item catalog (if the catalog is available and obscure inventory access is turned on). If the item is found, an Obscure Inventory Item window will appear and ask you if you want to add this item to your active inventory.

Note: Items in the all-item catalog that are not in your active inventory are called obscure inventory items.

In the Obscure Inventory Item window, if you click Yes, the item becomes an active inventory item, and you can view its inventory information.

If you click No, the Part # box is cleared, and the item remains an obscure inventory item.

The Obscure Inventory Item notification is turned on by default. If you turn off this notification and have obscure access turned on for the Inventory module, scanned or manually-entered obscure inventory items will be automatically added to your active inventory without informing you.

To turn off the Obscure Inventory Item notification, follow these steps:

  1. On the File menu, click Setup.
  2. In the Paladin Configuration window, click the Company tab.
  3. In the Inventory pane, select the Disable Obscure Inventory Notification checkbox.
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the window, click Save, and then click Close.

About obscure inventory access from the all-item catalog and when to turn it off

All-item catalogs are typically used to add items to active inventory during the first three months after a store goes live with Paladin Point of Sale. After the initial three months, most stores will have built up their active inventory and can turn off access to obscure inventory items.

To turn off access to obscure inventory items in a supplier’s all-items catalog, follow these steps:

  1. On the File menu, click Setup.
  2. In the Paladin Configuration window, click the Company tab.
  3. In the Obscure File Supplier Precedence pane, select the supplier.
  4. In the Obscure File Access pane, if any of the following checkboxes are selected, click the checkbox to clear it:
    • Invoice/Quote
    • Inventory
  5. Scroll down to the bottom of the window, click Save, and then click Close.
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