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Attributes On Purchase

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If the Attribute on purchase option is selected when creating stock, enter attributes for it when purchasing, as well as selecting stock with specific attributes when selling.


attrib on purch


Note the ellipsis [...] in the Description field on the stock code line. This is Jim2's way of showing that there are attributes that apply to this stock, and they should be applied on the purchase order.


attrib ellipsis


When clicking the ellipsis, this will bring up the Attribute Configuration screen. There is also a Template selection field, allowing the use of the Apply option to apply previously saved templates for this stock.


attrib config


Attributes can be entered manually by selecting or entering values, then clicking OK. In this instance a previously created template for this stock is being selected. Enter the name of the attribute template if known, or click the ellipsis [...] to search for attribute templates available for this stock, highlight the desired template name, then click OK.


jacket attrib


When the template name has been chosen, click Apply for Jim2 to apply the template values to the stock.


Viewing the attributes just entered is performed in View mode rather than Edit mode, so click Save to enter View mode.


The purchase order is now ready to finish and invoice.


If attributes have not been applied when trying to finish a purchase order, the following message will appear, advising the stock code requiring the attributes:


attrib warning



Only one set of attributes can be entered per line – this applies to both purchase orders and jobs.


For example, if buying 5 black jackets and 5 green jackets, they will have to be entered in Jim2 in two lines of stock:


attrib on PO



When entering one line of stock with any quantity and an Attribute Template is set up, use the Attribute Matrix tab to enter the values.


purch matrix


This will create the required number of stock lines to correspond with what is entered in this screen.


matrix stock lines


Selling stock with attributes on purchase:




When stock has attributes on purchase, select which stock with which attributes are being sold on the job.


select attrib on job


In the example above, there are two jackets on a job. Before Jim2 will allow selling of the jacket, attributes that are required for selling this stock must be selected.


attrib select


Within the Stock Select screen, clicking Show Attributes see how many jackets, in what colour and sizes are available.



Because attributes are on purchase, all this screen allows is to highlight the lines with different attributes – not actually enter any new attributes. Attributes still need to be selected via the ellipsis [...] in the Description field.


Once the attributes have been chosen, invoice the stock out correctly.


Further information

Attributes on Purchase

Attributes on Sell

Attribute Rules

Attribute Templates

Returns and Attributes


How to

Add Attributes to Stock

Search by Attribute

View Attributes Stock on Hand