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Re: various minor issues
- Subject: Re: various minor issues
- From: Stroller <..hidden..>
- Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2010 00:41:40 +0000
On 18 Jan 2010, at 18:12, Bob Miller wrote:
2. invoice number right away. The flow of doing invoices, for this
client, is such that they would like to know the invoice number before
the invoice gets posted, else they have to go back to see it. As
I know, the invoice number only gets created at post time, or when the
invoice gets emailed (maybe when it gets printed too, I don't print
don't know). Is that just the way it is going to be ...
I'm not really able to help with your other questions, but the invoice
number does indeed get generated if the invoice is printed.
I don't know if this is the way things are going to stay, but I'd
guess they probably will do at least until 1.3 or at least until
sometime after 1.3 has gone stable.
I would guess the reason for this is that one is not obliged to use
incrementing numbers as per the defaults. If one wants one's invoices
numbered 1, 2, 3, ..., then that's the way LedgerSMB behaves out of
the box; if one wants one's invoices numbered 00001, 00002,
00003, ..., or BM0001, BM0002, BM0003, ... then this can be specified
in the system's defaults. If one wanted to set it so that invoices
were numbered arbitrarily - eg 2010-010-19-BM1, 2010-010-19-BM2,
2010-010-19-BM3, 2010-010-20-BM1, 2010-010-24-BM1 - then one would
enter the invoice number in the empty box and LedgerSMB would just
You can trigger the invoice number generation by choosing "To Screen"
in the printer selection drop-down at the foot of the invoice creation
page (optionally, choose also PDF) and pressing "Print" - the invoice
will be downloaded to the user's PC. I think the number will also be
updated in the browser - assuming that it is, you could create a /dev/
null printer and set it as default to make the invoice number
generation a single-click affair.