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Department Maintenance

A department is a way of grouping inventory items into different categories. The Department Maintenance screen allows you to create or update departments. To access this screen, select Department Maintenance from the Administrative menu in the Options Menu (Modern) or from the Inventory menu (Traditional).

To create a department:

Click on Add or press . Type in the new department ID in the Department ID field. NOTE: Do not use an asterisk, *, in the Department ID.

Use or the mouse to move the cursor to the Department Description field, then type in the description of the new department.

Click on the Department Type. Select Rental to create a rental item department. Select Employee to create an employee department. Select Regular for all other types of departments.

Click on Save or press to add the department. Click on Cancel or press to quit without creating a department.

To update or delete a department:

Select the desired department. Scroll through your departments by using the arrow buttons. The Left arrow will display the previous department and the Right arrow will display the next department. To search for a department, type the department ID in the Search by Dept ID field, or click on the down arrow to display a list of all the departments. Once this field is highlighted, you can also use the up and down arrows < > and < > to scroll through the list.

Change the desired information, then click on Update or press . Click on Exit or press to quit without saving any changes.

To delete the selected department, click on Delete or press . All of the items in the deleted department will show a blank department field.

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