Comments Tab Page

The Comment Tab Page is used to display and edit the comment or text information associated with the selected sales order.

The Comment Tab Page displays the following types of comment records (if present) for the sales order.

Order Comment

The Order Comment panel displays the Sales Order Header Comment for the selected sales order.  The Sales Order Header comment stores text information that applies to the entire order being processed and this information is normally printed on any order confirmations, picklists, or invoice documents that are produced for the order.  The comment limit string can be used to suppress printing of this comment on the picklists and invoices for the customer if necessary.  If the first character in the comment text is a -, the system will output the comment only on the picklist for the order, and it will not be output on external documents such as invoices and packing lists.  If the first character in the comment text is a * the comment will not be output on internal (picklist) or external documents (packing list, invoice) for the customer.

Pick List Comment

The Pick List Comment panel displays any order specific text information that should be printed on the pick list(s) for the order.  The Pick List Comment entered in this section is used to convey any special picking and packaging instructions for the customer and order being processed to your warehouse, and if present, this comment is automatically printed on all pick lists for the order. 

The text entered in this section is output just prior to the Customer Pick List Comment (if one has been defined for the customer being used for the current order).  The Pick List Comment for each customer can be created and edited from the Customer Manager program.  The Customer Picklist comment may not be edited in the Order Entry program and it is automatically printed on all picks for the customer.

Note:  The Customer Picklist Comment does not use the comment limit string as it is specifically supported to allow printing a note on the picks for the customer.

Order Entry Notes

The Order Entry Notes panel displays the Company comment that is used by the credit and accounts receivable department to store critical information about the selected customer.  The Credit or AR Notes for the customer are normally maintained by the credit and receivables operators and they may not be edited in the Order Entry program.

Purchasing Comment

The Purchasing Comment panel allows you to enter text information that is automatically carried into the purchase orders that are created for the specific sales order being processed.  This option is only valid when you are processing vendor shipment or special order items on the current order because these two fulfillment methods automatically create purchase order requisitions for the sales order.

View Company Comment that will print on Invoice Button

The View Company Comment that will print on Invoice Button allows you to view the Company Comments that have been entered for the current customer being processed, and that will be output on the invoice and packing lists generated for the customer.

When the button is pressed, the system checks to see if a Company Invoice Comment (TX 1215) has been entered for the customer.  If so the system activates the Text Display panel and it displays the text from the comment in the panel.

The system then also checks for a Company Comment for the customer (TX 1220).  If this comment exists, the system then checks the first character in the comment.  If the comment does not begin with a * or a -, the system also displays this comment text in the Text Display panel and it will output the comment on the invoices and packing lists for the customer.  If the comment begins with either - (indicating it is only used for internal documents) or a * meaning it should not be output on any docs, it is not displayed in the text box or output on the invoices or packing lists for the customer.

View Company Comment that will print on Picklist Button

The View Company Comment that will print on Picklist Button allows you to view the Company Comments that have been entered for the current customer being processed and that will output on the Picklist for the order.

When the button is pressed, the system checks to see if a Company Picklist Comment (TX 1210) has been entered for the customer.  If so the system activates the Text Display panel and it displays the text from the comment in the panel.

The system then also checks for a Company Comment for the customer (TX 1220).  If this comment exists, the system then checks the first character in the comment.  If the comment does not begin with a * the system also displays this comment text in the Text Display panel and it will output the comment on the picklists for the customer.  If the comment begins with a * meaning it should not be output on any docs, it is not displayed in the text box or output on the picklists for the customer.

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