Search Process

Beacon’s search process is used to search for such items as:

  • customer
  • part
  • vendor
  • invoice
  • purchase order
  • work order
  • batch
  • GL account

and many, many more.

Parameters defined for each search may include:

  • file for which this is an ID
  • dictionary IDs for search criteria
  • dictionary IDs of column shown in search

The search itself may provide user with information required (eg batches of a size range in stock and not allocated).

The same search is used whenever the data item is required (eg vendor for purchase order,  AP item, and query).  Change to the search definition implements that change wherever it is used.