Classification Codes, Working with Material Inventory Categories

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If your nonprofit accepts material donations, you can keep an inventory of these items in Argenta. Items in inventory can be categorized using Material Inventory Categories.  Material inventory categories are considered a classification code. Argenta comes loaded with common material  inventory categroies to help you get started, but you can change them at any time. You can add or delete any inventory category by selecting Classification Codes from the Argenta dashboard on the left hand side of the screen.

This will bring you into the complete listing of all the customizable classification codes within Argenta. Select "Material  Inventory Categories."
This will open you master list of all your material inventory categories. From here you will select "Add New."
This will open the Add A New Material Item Inventory Category screen where you will enter the name of your new category. 
Once a name has been typed select "Add This Classification Code" to add the new category and bring you back to your master list. 

View The Total Number of Records

Above every list is a record number that displays the total of all items currently displayed in the list. This is a quick and easy way to count list items.

Search The List

All classification code lists can be searched by the code's title. Enter the title of the code you are looking for into the search field to search the list. 

Export The List To Excel

Argenta contains many reports, charts, graphs and statements, but it may be necessary to manipulate your own data. You can work with your data anyway you want by exporting it to Excel. Every List in Argenta has an "Export To Excel" button above the list. Clicking the button exports the data currently displayed in the list to Microsoft Excel. If you have filtered the data by specific criteria, only the result set will be exported.

To Remove A Category

In the item category list, click the corresponding "Delete" button to remove the item category from Argenta. Material inventory categories that are already in use cannot be deleted. You will receive an alert indicating that you cannot delete the category because it has been used to classify a material inventory item. If you still want to delete it you can find the item associated with it by filtering the material inventory item list, reclassifying all associated items, then trying again to delete the item category.