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What are "Alerts" in purchasing?

Gilles Lehoux
on 2/28/13, 5:26 PM 2,889 views

In settings Purchases / Purchase Order / Supplier Features there is an option: "Alerts by products or supplier" When it is enabled: What does it do? How does it change the OpenERP interface? How does it change the suplier or product properties?


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Ray Carnes
On 2/28/13, 6:03 PM

Do you know you can hover over that option and see a short description?

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What does it do?

Alerts are messages that you want users involved in purchasing to see. Let's say you have an issue with a product or supplier. Each time a user orders that product, or orders from that supplier, they can be shown an alert message.

How does it change the User Interface?

The moment you choose a supplier on a Purchase Order, you will see any alert:

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How does it change the supplier or product properties?

You set the alert as a property of the product or supplier record.

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There are two kinds of alerts - one that stops the user from going further (Blocking Message) and one that just pops up a message (Warning).

The last time I looked at blocking alerts in v7, they didn't stop me from ordering and I think there was something else that I didn't like.

The settings mentions that the alerts should also apply to Products. I see no "Warning" tab in the product properties. Am I missing something?

Gilles Lehoux
on 3/3/13, 11:25 AM

It is a bug. Thanks for logging at https://bugs.launchpad.net/openobject-addons/+bug/1142321 - you can update the question in the future so others know.

Bista Solutions US, Ray Carnes
on 3/5/13, 2:15 AM

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