The Code Field
This field is the unique stock code, and consists of up to 24 alphanumeric characters. When entering the stock code, lower case characters will be converted to upper case, a space will be replaced with a full stop (.), and most special characters ($%#\ etc.) will be ignored. However the following characters are allowed: ./- .
The Description Field
This field can be up to 1000 alphanumeric characters, including upper/lower case and special characters. You should enter a detailed description, especially if the code itself is not a clear description of the stock (eg. numeric only). The description field will be displayed when purchasing or selling, and can be edited at that point without affecting the original stock record.