The FOB Code File represents the normal location that merchandise shipped by the vendor is Free on Board (see FOB in the Accounts Payable Glossary). It is used in the Purchase Order and Receiving package when purchase orders are being entered. Whenever the FOB code is entered at a terminal it will be looked up in this file and the description will be displayed.
Select FOB Code File from the pull-down A/P Maintenance window. The following screen will then be displayed:
The following options are available:
- Select the desired mode from the FOB Code File menu bar
- Enter the data requested on the screen
To exit press the ESC or F10 key when the cursor is positioned for entry of the first field on the screen.
If the List is selected, all FOB Codes on file will be printed with their descriptions
To return to the menu bar, press the ESC or F10 key.
Entry Field Descriptions
Type and Description
1. Fob Code
2 alphanumeric characters.
Choose a two‑character code for the location being entered. For example, San Francisco might be represented as S. All vendors who normally ship merchandise FOB from San Francisco would be given this code.
In change or delete mode, press the F7 key to search for the FOB Code.
12 alphanumeric characters.
Enter a description of the FOB code, which will make it clear to the operator at a glance whether or not he has entered the correct code.
FOB Code Search Screen:
FOB Code File Maintenance Screen: