Write longer item references
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|Users by admins, makers, or analysts||Aug 3, 2020||Oct 1, 2020|
The ability to quickly understand what is being purchased from vendors or sold to customers is key for a fast and productive supply chain. Because vendors and customers use their own item numbering, being able to send sales and purchase orders that use their item numbers helps facilitate that. Vendors and customers can quickly process your orders using their own item numbers (references). As more and more businesses use online channels, the item references they use are often long, such as GTINs or GUIDs that contain 30 or more characters.
You can set up an item reference between your item description and the description that your customer or vendor uses. When you create a sales or purchase document, you can fill in the Item Reference No. field to automatically add the customer's or vendor's item description to the document.
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