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How to order and invoice generic products (shipping boxes, office supplies) without creating a product for each one?

on 8/6/14, 11:38 AM 1,216 views

Hi guy

how do you do GAE expensives if you dont wanna creat a product for each of your products that you buy ... but you can link your invoces to the PO .... 


Ray Carnes

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Ray Carnes
On 8/6/14, 6:03 PM

Create a series of generic products or services:  office supplies, janitorial supplies, cleaning services, shipping supplies, break room supplies, training services - and change the description so that (if an incoming shipment is involved) the warehouse knows what was ordered.

Link the expense account on each product to the relavant account on your chart.

Bakartxo Aristegui
On 11/15/17, 6:30 AM

I have exactly the same problem in odoo V10. How can I manage generic products with many different description, Customer does not want to use variants. Odoo treats them all as a unique product in stock picking.

Any one can solve this problem?



So I created for ex GAE_ INFORMATIQUE and I buy 3 product


NAME                             Description        Unite     price

GAE_INFORMATQUE       Keybord            10        1000.-
GAE_INFORMATIQUE      Mouse               10          5741.-
GAE_INFORMATIQUE      Screen               10          999999.-

Now I receved all this product and if I go in Incomming shippement in ware house I See

GAE_INFORMATIQUE            10       Local /stock 
GAE_INFORMATIQUE            10       Local /stock 
GAE_INFORMATIQUE            10       Local /stock 


But now I just reved one  position of the the screen ...How do you know wich one it is .... because you dont see the  description in incomming shipement :D  and made some teste it is not every time same like in this exemble the last line :)  like the PO :) 

Thank for helping 



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Asked: 8/6/14, 11:38 AM
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Last updated: 11/15/17, 6:30 AM