The purpose of this feature is to allow users to group product categories together. At this moment, the only area in Elliott that can utilize this new Product Category Group is in the Re-Order-Advise Standard CSV Export application. It is possible that more areas in Elliott can support the product category group in the future.
To support this functionality, a new file has been added: the Product Category Group. This file will be maintained through the following menu structure: I/M -> Maintenance -> Product Category File -> Grouping. Here you can perform the standard Add, Change, Delete, and List functions.
1. Category Group – A 3-character code representing the group name. F7 Search is available in change or delete mode.
2. Description – A 15-character description field.
A new Product Category Group field has also been added to the Product Category maintenance function.
The group field has also been added to the Product Category Edit List.
Finally, the Re-Order Advice Standard CSV Export - I/M -> Reports -> Reordering Advice Reports -> Print -> Standard Reordering Advice CSV Export now allows the user to choose to limit the report output by product category group or product category.
4. Starting/Ending Prod Cat – This field can be changed to 4. Starting/Ending Prod Group by pressing F4 when on that screen field. This allows the user to filter the output by Product Category Group range instead of the standard Product Category range.
Modified Programs: IMCATGRP.DS, IMCATGRP.FD, IMCATGRP.IO, IMCATGRP, IMCATGRP, IM1501, IM15P1, IMGRPLST, IMGRPMNT, IMROACSS, IMROACSP