In System, there is a feature where Stock Code can be generated by stock category, stock group, and stock class based on the preference of the user.
Stock code as a unique id of the Stock items.
How to Generate Stock Code.
To set it up, go to Stocks Module > Stock Items
Leave the Stock Code field blank for the auto-generated code.
Stock name: Sample Stock
To be able to generate a code based on the three choices below, go to Edit > Generate Stock Code.
Once Stock Code has been clicked, the Stock code will be generated with the standard format: A-000
A: an alphanumeric character will be copied from the category, group, or class.
0..0: auto-generated number (e.g. 000, the last number will be 999)
Figure 1 – Stock Code by Category
Figure 2 – Stock Code by Group
Figure 3 – Stock Code by Class
The stock code standard format can also be changed, go to Maintenance> System Options> Stocks
Sample edited stock code format:
Figure 4 – Stock Code Format adjusted from A-000 to A-000-000
Figure 5 – Stock Code generated for the Stock Items Form