Hi Bob Tenney:

Thank you for your reply to my question.

> "...you can put alpha characters in any position other than the first 
> one."

Is the "first one" the character at the far left or the character at the far 

Mapics assigns a letter "M" (presumably meaning Manufacturing Order" to the 
character (far left) and assigns a number "0" to the character (far right).  If 
the MO is split, Mapics assigns a number "5" to the character (far right).

Can you give some examples of acceptable MO numbers using the alpha character 
convention you describe in the first part of your reply?

> "...four-character Manufacturing Order Accounting Class that you can 
> use to group related MOs."

Can you tell me where information about this can be found?  Can you show me 
some examples of this?

Background:  What we are trying to do at our shop is set up temporary MOs into 
Mapics with preliminary Bills of Material so that Raw Material allocations can 
be recorded against inventories.  We want these MOs to stand out from regular 
MOs because when the Bills of Material and Labor Routings are finalized by our 
engineering department, these temporary MOs will be closed or cancelled and 
replaced by regular MOs.

Any suggestions about how we can distinguish these temporary MOs from regular 
MOs would be appreciated.  I thought that a letter "T" (for "temporary") could 
be substuted in the far right character, replacing the "0" that's assigned by 
Mapics but apparantly that's not approrpriate, if I understand your reply.

I look forward to hearing from you and others on this matter.  Have yourself a 
good weekend.  Check out XFL football on NBC Saturday night; sounds like an 
exciting show.


------Your 2/2/01 Original Reply Posting------

>From: "Bob Tenney" <bobtenney@earthlink.net>
>Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2001 20:19:6 -0500

>Here are two things that might help you structure MOs:
>The Manufacturing Order Number field is a character field. If you manually 
>assign MOs, you can put alpha characters in any position other than the first 
>There is a four-character Manufacturing Order Accounting Class that you can 
>use to group related MOs. It was intended for the general ledger interface, 
>there is nothing stopping you from using it for other purposes and reporting 
>with queries or IWP reports.
>Bob Tenney
>Bob Tenney Solutions, LLC
------End of Your Original Reply Posting------

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