The product vendors list can be filtered for a few different reasons. One is to narrow down the list by criteria to find specific records. Another is to give you a count based on your selected criteria.
As an example, if you wanted to know how many product vendors there are for a specific vendor type, you could filter the list by Vendor Type and choose a type you would like to see the vendors for. Click the "Filter List" button. You will see the total records label above the list has changed and gives you a total count of all product vendors for the selected type. The list has also changed and displays only the product vendors for the selected type.
To get started, select Products and Inventory > Product Vendors - from the main menu on the left hand side of the screen.
This will open your product vendors list. To filter the list, click the "Filter List" button.
The Filter List panel will open above the product vendors list...
Choose criteria to filter the list. Use as many of the filters as you need, you can choose one or many items depending on how you would like to narrow your results. Product Vendors can be filtered by:
- Vendor Type
- Standard Payment Method
- Is Active
Click the "Filter List" button and the list will display only the product vendors that meet the selected criteria.
Filters are persistent, meaning even after viewing and or editing a record, the filter you are using will still be in place when you come back to the main list. You can reset the list by clicking the "Cancel Filter" button.
You can also save your filters, to use again at a later time. After you filter the list open the filters menu by clicking the icon in the filter box. When the filter menu opens choose "Save Filter" This will bring up the "Add A New Filter" window. Enter a name for the filter and click the "Add This Filter" button. The window will close, and your filter will be saved. To load a filter at a later time, open the filters menu again but this time choose "Load Filter". A list of saved filters will be displayed. Click the filter you want to load. The filter will be applied and your list will display according to the filter criteria. To delete a filter, open the filters menu again but this time choose "Delete Filter". A list of saved filters will be displayed. Click the filter you want to delete. The filter will be deleted, the filter box will close and the list will be reset back to its original state.