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If seeing notes about a customer's credit would be helpful when you enter an order, you'll be happy to learn that you can do exactly that in PowerShift 4.20! The latest PowerShift release lets you include notes and user fields in user-defined Q-Info popup windows -- and you can add Q-Info to more apps than ever!

You can combine data fields, notes & more to display in a Q-Info window when you enter a manufacturing order or when you maintain a bill of material. You can set up Q-Info to show additional customer details when you enter a sales order or to see more vendor specifics when you enter a PO. How you use Q-Info is up to you!

If it’s in your database, you can probably put it in a Q-Info window!



Setting Up Q-Info

Special message codes (in TRST: Document Messages & Q-Info) control which PowerShift apps display Q-Info. The "message" is what's displayed in the Q-Info window; the message code determines where it's displayed (e.g., the ISQ-* message displays in ISQ: Inventory Status Inquiry, the MIM-* message displays in MIM: Manufacturing Order Maintenance, and so forth.

TRST messages use the PowerShift Data Dictionary. DFQ: Data Dictionary Inquiry displays files and fields, including XML element names referenced below.

To include a data field value in Q-Info:

To include a user field name and its content in Q-Info:

To include notes in Q-Info:

This is how the message for the Q-Info example above is set up:


Because you asked for it, upcoming PowerShift updates enable Q-Info to display when you enter an order (i.e., in OE, QOE, RMA, VOE) but not display (or display something else!) in the order inquiries (OQ, QOQ, RMAQ, VOQ). You'll also be able to set up Q-Info for the Vendor Price Maintenance (VMM) and Compliant Items by Manufacturer (VGMI) apps. Contact helpdesk to find out more!