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I need to be able to sell drinks either by the bottle or by shot. In the POS, the two should appear under different POS categories (eg. drinks/bottles/brandy and drinks/shots/brandy).
From a procurement POV, a drink like PQR (don't want to advertise any particular brand) should be treated as a single product, always procured by bottle.
I've set up shots and bottles as units. But now how do I proceed? I cannot create a single product with multiple units of measure. And cloning the product results in me having two different products, each with its own procurement, which is not what I want.
I've tried searching around. The OpenERP 6 book does mention package management, which seems to be what I want. But I can't figure out (1) whether OpenERP 7 has this and (2) if it does, how to configure it. Searching Apps for "package" or "packaging" doesn't return anything and searching $SEARCH_ENGINE gives a lot of hits relating to package management as in .deb, .rpm, not relating to package management on products. I might not know the right search terms.
Do I need to install something to get package management? If so, what? Does package management even allow me to do what I need?
I've been playing around with this for a while and I think I've found two possible solutions.
The first one is to create the bottles as stockable products and the corresponding shots as consumables. You end up with two different products and there is no stock control on the shots. In the case of my client that is acceptable, but YMMV.
The second, and probably better solution is to use the supply method manufacture for the shots. It may sound weird, but it's easy enough to imagine that shots get manufactured out of the raw material that is found in bottles of booze. This would also make sense for cocktails, since they are made of several different ingredients.
The second option seems to work well for me so far. If anybody else has any experience with the question and has solved as I have or in any other way, I'd be grateful if you could share your wisdom.
You set the bottle of Rum as Purchase product (you buy 1 bottle) - you stock in ml (in this case is necessary to create a custom UoM which will convert one bottle bought in 750 ml) then you can create a sales product which is call Sales-Rum for example.
This Sales-Rum has two variant (You need to create these product variants) for ie: Bottle and Shot then you create:
1 BOM for the product Sales-Rum/Bottle = 750 ml of Rum/Purchase product and
2 a second BOM for he Sales-Rum/Shot = 25 ml of Rum/Purchase product
The only down side is that you will maintain the stock in ml therefore when you make a stock-take and you will see 10.5 bottle of rum in your warehouse you need to think that in odoo you should find 10.5 x 750=7875 ml of Rum/Purchase product
For the first steps you can have a look at this https://bharatrdevnani.wordpress.com/category/odoo-unit-of-measure/ ... it will help
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