allow backorders for vendor


in the vendor screen we find under the tab receiving the checkbox “allow backorders”.

Does anybody know what this field does? I don’t find anything in the userguide.

Thx for the reactions

Hi Mark

This is not a standard field on my installation. If you look at the object designer for the vendor table is the field number in the 5**** range? This would also explain why it is not in the userguide.

However as an educated guess I would expect if it is not checked and you receive and part invoice a purchase order it will automatically clear the outstanding amounts. It caters for the scenario where the vendor ships all they can, and does not hold backorders, so if they ship short it is up to you to load another order, quite common in many industries.