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Created multi companies instead of contacts

on 12/4/13, 12:51 AM 911 views

Because of my lack of understanding of the structure, I believe I created hundreds of companies instead of hundreds of contact companies.

I can see them on Settings > Companies > Companies

Is there a way for me to transform the companies I have into contacts or will I have to delete all of them and lose all the data related to them? Please advise.


Fabrice Henrion (fhe)

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Fabrice Henrion (fhe)
On 12/4/13, 2:04 AM

Yes indeed, the records in Settings > Companies > Companies are for your companies. In most cases, there is only one. If you work in a group that has say one mother company and several subsidiaries, then you would find them there. But your contacts, customers, prospects, suppliers,... are to be found in Sales > Sales > Customers or Purchase > Purchase > Suppliers.

If you made the mistake you describe, you will want to make sure that the companies that you added in Settings > Companies > Companies are also in Sales > Sales > Customers. (In fact you are lucky because creating a company also creates a partner). If it's the case, then you can just go back to Settings > Companies > Companies and delete the companies that are created there. Their corresponding record in Sales > Sales > Customers will survive.

Thank you Fabrice! It worked like a charm. You rock!

on 12/4/13, 10:51 AM

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