Items fixed or
changed in Parts&Vendors releases 5.0.x
PO and RFQ dates on printed reports were displayed
with a fixed "short date" format. Now the date is displayed
with the same user-set date format used elsewhere in the program.
Removes Portrait-only limitation of PO and RFQ reports
so custom report layouts (only) can use a landscape orientation.
When changing the Type of an item created within an
ECO to PL or CAT (on the Edit Item window), the parts list may now be
edited (on the Edit List window) to permit the assembly definition to
be built entirely within the ECO.
When changing an item created within an ECO to a
MadeFrom item (on the Edit Item window), the MadeFrom relationship can
be edited (on the Edit List window) to permit the item definition to
be built entirely within the ECO.
Sets Buy and Build pages to validate entry on the P/N
dropdown, just as it does on other pages. ECO page dropdown now
validates entry also.
Fixes CalculatePOTotals error message caused when
auto-generated RFQ/PO is created with Tax2 setting of "Apply to
Subtotal + Tax1"
Printing from the Assy Tree now accommodates up to 20
sub-levels, increased from 14.
Fixes Cost Summary Tree for very small cost values
(subassemblies with total costs of only fractional cents were being
rounded to zero).
5.0.158 (Service Pack 3)
New Import option permits user to specify separating
reference designators with comma+space or space only. Flyout from
Importing was not saving the 'Item Stock' column value
if the item's Status was Released. 'Item Stock Add' and 'Item Stock
Subtract' functionalities were unaffected. Imports to refresh Item
Stock are now independent of item Status.
Changing the Status of an item to Unreleased now
immediately enables the Parent, MadeFrom and Controlled checkboxes on
the Item Master, which previously required saving and refreshing the
record to enable them.
The input box for changing the Vendor name now has
additional text to clarify its purpose: This is for fixing the
spelling of this name only. To change Source to another vendor, be on
the Vendor...Items Supplied grid and use the menu item List...Switch
Vendor Name for Selected Items.
Same as above for changing a Manufacturer name.
Parts lists printed from the ECO Edit List window now
have the option of appending the ECO number onto the report title.
PO total was sometimes showing rounding error for sum
of high resolution subtotal and taxes, resulting in least significant
digit being off by one cent.
If the default report layout file for a listing
becomes corrupted (error 5711), the program will now unhook from that
(.rpx) file and inform the user that it is doing so.
If attempting to close the Permissions dialog with no
user set as PVAdmin, program prompted to fix this, but closed the
connection to the database so that entry couldn't be fixed. Now works
Items in QuickBooks that are subitems of others are
now transferred into P&V without their parent items. Example: Item
ABC:DEF from QB is now transferred into PV as item DEF.
'Copy Selected to Another List' action is disallowed
if the target list is on an open ECO or its Status<>Unreleased.
When importing multiple assemblies in one session,
some installations would not successfully complete the operation,
producing an error message that referred to an OLE or Memo field.
Multiple assembly imports would leave Title =
"Imported List" and Detail = "From file
<filename> unless the overwrite box was checked. Now, if new
destination assemblies have a line item in the import list, then the
Title and Detail fields are written from available data.
When importing multiple lines of the same P/N to add
or subtract from Stock (columns 'Item Add Stock' or 'Item Subtract
Stock'), quantities are now combined for the operation.
When importing multiple lines of the same P/N to set
the stock quantity (column 'Item Stock Qty'), the last instance now
overwrites previous instances (subsequent instances were formerly
Typing fast-find entries on the Import 'Set P/N for
Selected Rows' dialog were causing an error message. Picking from the
dropdown list was not.
Editing the BuyNet quantity on the Purchase List will
now cause program to re-look up the price break and extend costs on
If default PO notes file is missing, program was
locking up when auto-generating POs. Now it shows a message that
describes the problem.
On Compare Parts List window, menu item 'Print to PDF'
was opening the report layout editor.
Fixes missing local settings file on failed compact.
Full setup file implements /NOFONTS command line
1-Click checkbox was obscured on RFQ page enhanced
dropdown when width was set narrow.
Cost Summary Tree column for Cost Each now has
multi-decimal format consistent with cost each format elsewhere in
program (3+ places).
Blank vendor entries, when importing, were being
filled with vendor from previous row.
Program was permitting duplicate PO numbers
'Other' item was being checked for duplicates when
being added to POs.
When making a Purchase List, the option of updating
item and assembly costs was doing so even if the costs were set to
zero (per cost option setting). Now zero values on the Purchase List
don't update the item master.
Fixes ReadMe screen opening every time program is
When making a Purchase List where 'Reduce by Qtys on
Orders' was selected, and 'For Job#' was not, and PO line items for a
part included a MIX of job numbers, the OnOrd column was less than the
actual total on the specified range of POs.
Report title was blank when printing documents for
selected rows on Pending RFQ(s) and Pending PO(s) grids.
Fixes hidden parts on Purchase List for German
Fixes stuck caption "Total of Line Items - (No
Tax)" on 'Totals By Job' report
On Assy Tree report, 'Hide Costs' option for sources
subreport was hiding price breaks listing but not source line item
cost. Now it does.
P&V now flags QuickBooks' 15 character limit on
ShipMethod and 11 character limit on PO Numbers when sending POs to
Importing of Mfr and Vendor website URLs was causing
an error. Now it doesn't.
Converting from a PV4 format data file was not
updating certain cost fields from single to double precision,
requiring running the separate UpdateFileFormat.exe utility. This
function is now included in the conversion utility that runs upon
opening the V4 database.
Converting previous version data files now sets
currency format string field size to 35 characters to accommodate
multi-character currency symbols.
Makes Vendor Leadtime field available for imported
Fixes error message when saving new ECO Archive report
Fixes error message when removing a subassembly from
the tree view.
New feature on Edit menu: 'Replace Item Everywhere'
provides a way to substitute a P/N on all assemblies whose
Import utility now includes 'Item Controlled' field
when importing to the item master.
On Inventory Valuation Report, listing of items with
cost=0 (tool to identify items without a valid source entry) was
including items whose cost was not zero.
Import utility enhancements:
1- Now capable of bringing in multiple assemblies (parts lists) per
session. Set column to 'List Assy P/N' to identify list.
2- New "Item Add Stock" and "Item Subtract Stock"
column settings to handle inventory adjustments. Useful for processing
CSV files generated from portable barcode scanning devices.
3- Now capable of saving multiple column layouts.
Changes QuickBooks interface to send CurrentCost for
all transferred items. This change requires specifying an Income
Account on the Settings tab for Non-Inventory items (even though these
items may never be sold).
Fixes "Primary Only" choice when generating
RFQs from a purchase list.
Fixes missing last page when printing sheet style
5.0.123 (Service Pack 2)
Adds new Bar Code Scan input feature:
-- Find an item, Adjust Stock for an item, Receive an item.
-- Select the menu View...Barcode... or F11 key to open.
Interface window is sized to be positioned below control pane on
screens of 1024x768 or higher.
-- Responds to so-called "wedge" interfaces that send
barcode scans as keyboard keystrokes.
Adds barcode capability to Label printing.
-- Set any label line as a barcode.
-- If next line is set as blank, barcode will expand to use that space
Fixes handling of comma used for decimal separator in
various places in the program.
(PO Tax rate entries, fractional order quantities, and fractional
Parts List and MadeFrom quantities when making Purchase and Kit
Improved FastFind behavior on Add Item dialog when
quickly typing characters (doesn't get ahead of itself).
On the Settings dialog, editing or adding new ship-to
addresses were not being saved until clicking on another address row.
When editing the PO order quantity of an 'Other' item,
program now does not attempt to look up cost.
On the PO Line Items grid, the Qty Rcvd column
(cumulative quantity received) no longer accepts a blank entry (will
revert to zero), ensuring a stock adjustment calculation will be made
when items are received.
Fixes message "Cannot open any more tables"
that was occurring on some systems after numerous control pane
Fixes error message when copying a parts list and
responding 'No' then 'Yes' to copying sources.
Enhanced dropdown lists are defaulted to ON for new
Updated interface DLL to QuickBooks accommodates QBSDK
1.1 requests from QBSDK 2.0 editions.
Fixes '13 - Type Mismatch' error message when
attempting to edit the MadeFrom list of an MF item added to an ECO
When Regional Settings are set to use thousands
separator=. and decimal separator=, updating the exchange rate was
resulting in syntax error message.
Fixes list width toggle (problem introduced in
If set to transfer all items to QuickBooks as
Inventory Items, program was still transferring items on POs as
Fixes blanking of QuickBooks accounts when clicking
the checkbox to show acct numbers.
Fixes misplaced screen splitter position when opening
the program on some systems.
Pressing <enter> on Filter dialog was causing
error if last user action was filling in match data.
Fixes errors when transferring POs to QuickBooks when
the PO P/N has trailing spaces.
Fixes toolbar error reported on some systems when
Traps attempts to send P/Ns or Vendor names longer
than the 31 characters allowed in QuickBooks .
Traps attempts to send POs to QuickBooks when PO Notes
text exceeds QuickBooks' limit of 100 characters.
New checkbox option on QB Settings dialog to send PO anyway, without
Fixes "Can't open any more tables" error
when making a Purchase List on some systems.
New option to have the dropdown lists on toolbar for
View History, Saved Views and Saved Filters expand to fill all
available space. Right clicking on the toolbar background (between
controls) will open a popup menu where you can make the setting.
New checkbox option to show account numbers when
choosing QuickBooks item accounts.
Can now set a COGS (cost of goods sold) account for
non-inventory items to be sent to QuickBooks.
Fixes accounts setting problem when connecting to
On PO Line Items, grid can now be sorted by (from P/N)
Program now disallows direct entry of Current Cost on
Item Master if there are existing Source records for the item.
Speed improvement on item search (for large databases)
when typing into dropdowns on control pane, Fast Find on Add Item
dialog, and column search boxes on enhanced P/N dropdown.
Notes indicators for Vendor and Mfr pages were not
visible (as with PV4). Now they are.
Allows changing of grid column alignment by
Alt+Clicking on column header.
Purchase and Kit lists were not being cleared on some
systems when changing the Top Assy P/N. Now they are.
5.0.116 (Service Pack 1)
Permits showing 'OnOrd' quantity on Purchase List even
if 'Reduce By' is unchecked. Set Pending, Open, Closed and Job
checkboxes to specify scope of orders before unchecking 'Reduce By'
New option to permit items with negative quantities on
the Kit List. Make setting on Edit...Settings...Purch/Kit List.
(Requested by user to apply "adjustment P/L" to a build
without changing P/L quantities for base assembly.)
Changes caption 'Pending' to 'ToPrint' on PO and RFQ
ShowAll grids and BUY Pending PO(s) and Pending RFQ(s) grids. Change
made to avoid conflict elsewhere with Pending definition=DateIssued Is
Blank and DateClosed Is Blank.
Fixes saving of default report layouts to disk files.
Fixes default paths to saved report layout files.
Saves license information to both local machine and
current user registry areas to accommodate multiple Win2K logons.
When sending vendors to QuickBooks, vendor name is now
copied into line 1 of vendor address, per QB internal behavior (so it
shows on line 1 of purchase order address block).
Fixes duplication of last vendor address line on
purchase orders sent to QuickBooks.
Fixes "5 - invalid procedure" error when
sending purchase orders to QuickBooks and when listing PV Items on the
'Connection to QuickBooks' dialog (both due to existing items in QB
where Name<>FullName properties).
On Win2k and NT, avoids "License Check File Not
Found" message under some non-admin logons.
AVL (Approved Vendor List): The source field
"Choice" is now available as a column on the Item Master
Show All + Sources grid. A filter can be made for that grid where
Choice Is Not Blank. If the Choice cell on the Sources grid has an
entry, it identifies an approved vendor for the item. Further,
if the grid's secondary sort (shift+click) is the Choice column, the
vendors will be listed in the order of preference.
Adds "Leadtime" field to the assy tree
On the PO Line Items grid, the cell "(from
P/N)" is now available for printing on labels.
Fixes Filter error on enhanced dropdown when entering
in multiple columns not including the last column.
Fixes conversion of previous version file format that
prevents foreign currency values from showing.
Prevents Group License from being marked as invalid if
entered multiple times in Help...About box.
When creating a new RFQ, default tax settings are
saved with it, in case the RFQ is later converted to a PO.
Upon creating new PO, tax rate boxes on list footer
continued to display rate from last displayed PO, until refreshed or
items added to the new PO. Boxes are now blanked until refresh or
One of our users discovered that if you enter your
group license number multiple times from the Help...About box, it's set
as invalid. This Utility will clear that situation.
Method 1 GroupFix
Method 2 GroupFix
(Version will show as ...107 or
later, but it doesn't substitute for getting the latest update unless
you already had ...106. Latest update 5.0.108 or newer will prevent the
situation in the future, but won't clear the existing license
(Both links retrieve the same file. Use
the one that works with your browser.)
New Search and Filter feature on Item Master enhanced
dropdown makes it easier to find desired part.
Printer selection dropdown list added to Page Setup
dialog. Saves specific printer selection for each report type. Most
helpful when one printer has 11x17 paper capability.
Duplicate Labels can now be printed from the PO Line
Items grid, with label count = PO Order Qty. (Set the checkbox on the
Changing a vendor's currency now prompts user to make
cost value adjustments for cases where the foreign vendor's costs were
entered directly in the foreign currency. (Example: Canadian
organizations who entered their US vendors' costs in $USD instead of
"Saved Views" dropdown list was reverting
back to that caption, preventing deletions of actual saved views.
Fixes error message when creating a filter that
includes the Type field.
Filtering by the Type field on a Purchase List was not
showing the dropdown list of available choices.
Fixes error when setting the destination list in
Import module on a non-ECO file.
Fixes BOF error when importing into an empty data file
with no vendors, mfrs, mfr p/ns.
Fixes error when copying a PO to a different vendor.
Improved FastFind behavior on Item Master when quickly
typing characters (doesn't get ahead of itself).
Enables report and label layout editor for DEMO
Fixes use of ECO demo license in non-ECO file.
When moving grid columns, horizontal scrollbar was
temporarily inaccessible until grid was refreshed.
When printing from ECO Edit List window, Type, Detail
and Ref were not printing.
Changed ECO Edit List report title was not being
Auto refresh would cause a tmr_Timer Type Mismatch
error if program was idling on an empty listing.
Fixes error when creating new ECO if program opened on
Fixes error when releasing an assembly on ECO where a
removed line item was not deleted from the item master.
Prevents applying Filter that is invalid due to blank
ECO Edit List window now shows the number of list
items in the status bar.
Fixes situation where adding an item to a PO would
show fractional quantity in scientific notation when prompting to
increase quantity to a whole number.
Fixes "License Check File not Found" when
program was installed on a Windows NT/2k/XP with Admin logon, and a
new license number was entered from another logon.
- Fixed error when copying an RFQ or PO to a different vendor.
- Fixed condition where program was permitting an RFQ to be copied to
the same RFQ number.
- Fixed error "Cannot find table GPREF; License missing; exiting
- Fixed error upon attempting to delete an RFQ or PO under certain
conditions. (Both could still be deleted from RFQ/PO ShowAll listing.)
- Fixed error after closing Print Preview of Purchase List:
"Cannot find table GPREF; License missing; exiting program."
- Fixed error on ECO Edit List window when adding or replacing line
- Fixed error in ECO when refreshing Edit Item records: "PNE.PNNotes
cannot be zero length string."
- Fixed RFQ and PO where sometimes changing Units did not save line
- If unable to open local configuration file, program now replaces
file with saved copy.
5.0.100 initial distribution
5.0.99 same as 5.0.105
5.0.98 same as 5.0.104
5.0.97 same as 5.0.103
5.0.96 same as 5.0.102
5.0.95 same as 5.0.100
- When printing a group of selected documents from the Buy...Pending
PO(s) grid, the currency format was not sent to the report.
Added menu item: File...Print...Use Currency Format...Local/Vendor to
select currency format for this operation.
- View History listing was putting prefix from previously visited page
on entries for Buy or Build pages.
- New splash screen and Help..About dialog graphic.
- Replaced Beta introduction window with Upgrade introduction window.
- Add Item dialog was not changing context when switching between
- Copying a PO was not refreshing the dropdown list with the new PO.
- If Purchase or Kit list data listing has been edited, now a prompt
to confirm overwrite pops up before making new Purchase or Kit list.
- On computers with very high resolution screens (1600+ pixels wide)
toggling between Preview and Design tabs on the Report Layout Editor
was leaving a vertical band on the left side of the screen, obscuring
- Alignment Toolbar on Report Layout Editor was not set to show by
- New menu item on Report Layout Editor to Set (snap) Grid Interval.
- New menu item on Report Layout Editor to open the Help file.
- New checkbox on Dial dialog (from Vendor and Mfr tabs) to suppress
"1" prefix when dialing or faxing.
- On currency dialog, local currency is now always the first row.
- Notes and Names buttons on RFQ and PO pages were swapped in position
- Non-US installations now fully initialize the Local Currency format.
- Connection to QuickBooks updated to work with QB Enterprise Edition
and QB 2003.
- Purchase Order (printed report only) was showing job
numbers offset upward by one row.
- Kit List caused error if no vendors, manufacturers or mfr P/Ns in
- New menu item: Page...Disable Dropdown Autofill.
- During setup, if "Transfer Settings" was checked, an error
message: 'No Current Record' appeared. Saved Filters were transferred;
Saved Views were not.
- If blanking the Cur.Cost box on the Item Master, saving the record
caused a 'Type Mismatch' error.
- Added "Default Font" to the Grid and Tree settings menus.
- Currency dialog was reworked, making it clearer how to enter new
default local currency and removing format prompts that were getting
in the way of entering new format text.
- When adding an item to a list, if cancelled due to a duplicate
already on the list, the grid now moves to that item, setting it as
the current record.
5.0.91 - Initial Beta Release