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Why do Purchase Orders only use dates, yet Incoming Shipments use date + time?

Alexander Milner
on 11/20/13, 12:28 PM 1,483 views

When adding an item to a purchase order I am able to set a "scheduled date", which I believe is the expected delivery date for that item.

When I then confirm the order and look at the incoming shipments (either through the "Purchasing" menu or the "Warehouse" menu) the list view shows a "scheduled time", which has both a date and time.

Because the incoming shipment is created automatically by the purchase order, and I can only set a date not a time in a purchase order, the "scheduled time" on the incoming shipment is always set to 12:00:00.

The only way I have found to change this is to edit the incoming shipment and change the time part of the "scheduled date" for each product.

Ideally I would like to be able to set both the date and time when creating a purchase order, but if not removing the time from the incoming shipment would also be acceptable.

Is this a configuration issue?

I am using the latest version of OpenERP V7 with the Accounting and Finance, Sales Management, Warehouse Management and Purchase Management modules installed.


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Fabien Pinckaers (fp)
On 11/20/13, 1:39 PM
  • Your suppliers used to commit on a day, not a datetime. It's normal to have a date on Purchase Orders
  • All inventory transactions use a date+time because cascade transactions (push/pull rules, manufacturing operations) have a time durations. (you need one hour to do quality control after each receptions)

This allows to schedule and order all inventory transactions using the date+time.

In the very specific case of receptions, it's probably better to have schedule date (without time) but it's the same screen which is used for all inventory transactions so it's ok to keep a time on it.

Ahh ok, I understand. I didn't realise it was the same screen for all inventory transactions. Thank you Fabien.

Alexander Milner
on 11/21/13, 5:38 AM

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