Field Definitions: AP Purchase Order Initialize Form

The following is a list of field descriptions for the AP Purchase Order Initialize form. Many of the descriptions include links to other topics that provide additional information about or related to the topic.

PO

Use this field to filter records for display in the grid.

Enter the PO number and click Apply Filter. The grid displays and highlights all purchase orders with the specified number.

If you do not know the entire number, or want to see PO numbers within a certain range, you can enter partial numbers to display and highlight records in the grid that contain the specified numbers. The more numbers you enter, the more restrictive the filter will be. For example, if you enter ‘100’, then all PO numbers that begin with ‘100’ will display; all other POs are excluded. If you want to be more restrictive, you might enter ‘1001’. Then only PO numbers that begin with ‘1001’ would display.

To remove the filter, delete all numbers and click the Apply Filter button.

You can manually select the lines to initialize by clicking on a row to highlight it. If you are selecting multiple lines, use the Shift key for consecutive selection or the Ctrl key for random selection.

Once you have selected the lines to initialize, click the Initialize button. After the initialization process is complete, you are returned to the invoice entry screen (AP Transaction Entry or AP Unapproved Invoice Entry). If errors are found during initialization, a message displays indicating the problem, and focus remains in window.

Note: Any line in the grid that is shaded in Red indicates that the purchase order is in an open batch. If initializing via AP Transaction Entry, these purchase orders cannot be initialized. However, if you are initializing via AP Unapproved Invoice Entry, you can initialize these purchase orders, as long as there are units left to invoice (determined by invoiced amounts, plus all amounts for the PO in open AP batches and unapproved invoice sequences). If there are no units left to be invoiced, no initialization will occur.

Receiver #

This field is used to filter the records you want displayed in the grid.

Enter the receiver number (assigned in PO Receipts Entry or PO Initialize Receipts) and click Apply Filter. The grid displays and highlights all purchase orders with the specified receiver number.

If you do not know the entire number, or want to see receiver numbers within a certain range, you can enter partial numbers to display and highlight records in the grid that contain the specified numbers. The more numbers you enter, the more restrictive the filter will be. For example, if you enter ‘100’, then all receiver numbers that begin with ‘100’ will be displayed; all other POs are excluded. If you want to be more restrictive, you might enter ‘1001’. Then only receiver #s that begin with ‘1001’ would display.

To remove the filter, delete all numbers and click the Apply Filter button.

You can manually select the lines to initialize by clicking on a row to highlight it. If you are selecting multiple lines, use the Shift key for consecutive selection or the Ctrl key for random selection.

Once you have selected the lines to initialize, click the Initialize button. After the initialization process is complete, you are returned to the invoice entry screen (AP Transaction Entry or AP Unapproved Invoice Entry). The Items section includes all PO lines you selected to initialize. Additionally each item displays the specified receiver number in the Rec # field. The Rec # field is display only and therefore, cannot be edited.

If errors are found during initialization, a message displays indicating the problem, and focus remains in window.

Note: Any line in the grid that is shaded in Red indicates that the purchase order is in an open batch. This will only occur if the purchase order was added manually or initialized using PO# rather than Receiver #. If initializing via AP Transaction Entry, these purchase orders cannot be initialized. However, if you are initializing via AP Unapproved Invoice Entry, you can initialize these purchase orders, as long as there are units left to invoice (determined by invoiced amounts, plus all amounts for the PO in open AP batches and unapproved invoice sequences). If there are no units left to be invoiced, no initialization will occur.