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Item picture into Purchase orders
08-28-2012, 02:56 PM (This post was last modified: 08-28-2012 02:59 PM by PakRicard.)
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Item picture into Purchase orders
Hi all:

We would like to have the picture into the Purchase order PDF. Is it possible?

How to modify the xml file to include it?

Thanks,

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Pak Ricard
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02-02-2013, 01:49 PM (This post was last modified: 02-02-2013 02:06 PM by TurboPT.)
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RE: Item picture into Purchase orders
Is this still desired, or have you already done this?

If not, some questions, first:

1. Would the pictures be thumbnails? Considering "real estate" of the PO's output, I would think large pictures would be a very terrible idea. [what dimensions would be useful?] That said, even thumbnails might NOT be so great because of #2.

2. Where would it appear? [desired column placement?] Adding an image as a new column will reduce the content [width] of the other columns and/or cause the need to add additional text wrapping.

Also, this may be a specific feature only for your needs, as I'm not sure if web-erp would like this feature added, due to the issues posed in the questions presented above. [I could be wrong, we'll just have to see]

I may take a look at it, but it will depend on the answers.
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02-02-2013, 02:06 PM
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RE: Item picture into Purchase orders
Hi TurboPT: Yes, it is still desired ;-)

I did not understand how XML file worked, so I was afraid of messing around. I agree with you, a thumbnail should be enough. Where? Probably close to the item code (after or before, no big deal, should be ok).

If you need more info, pls let me know!

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02-02-2013, 02:07 PM (This post was last modified: 02-02-2013 02:09 PM by TurboPT.)
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RE: Item picture into Purchase orders
I edited my previous post, please double check that...

...and it's not just XML, there are some other aspects in play too.
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02-02-2013, 04:15 PM
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RE: Item picture into Purchase orders
Hi TurboPT:

If this change is going to happen I think it is time for a new layout. On it's current form , more than half A4 is lost by header information, and only less than half useful for the lines on the PO. For sure if the user purchases only a few items each time it's OK, but foir more than 10 it becomes a lot of pages.

It is only me, or someone else shares the same point of view?

Should we have a portrait PO?

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02-02-2013, 07:52 PM
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RE: Item picture into Purchase orders
I am not really a fan of the xml reports, there is very little flexiblity, it is difficult to modify the layout and the scripts are unreadable and as a consequence difficult to modify too.
happy if you want to revert to a normal more readable/modifiable report script.

Phil Daintree
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Logic Works Ltd
http://www.logicworks.co.nz
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