Enhanced autofill mechanism for custom fields

@Mabaega, you have used the term Master, as you have in other posts. That is not a term that has any meaning within the Manager program or support documentation. Please explain what you mean.

@Tut , Sorry, If Master’s words are not acceptable, I hope someone can tell me what the correct words are.

I call Purchases, Sales, Receipts, payments, Journal Entries as Transactions.

We cannot make a Journal Entry, if we have not created an Account List, we cannot create a Sales/Invoice if we have not created a Customer and an Inventory.

What words should I use to mention Chart of Accounts, Customers, Suppliers, Inventory Items, Non Inventory Items, Employees, Special Accounts, etc… in one word?

Reference Data or Core Data or Primary Data or other words so that I no longer mention the word Master?

The words used by the Manager software program.

Making up your own words for Manager functions or your groups of functions means no one else knows what you’re talking about. Sure we can all guess; and our guess may or maybe not similar to what you were hoping to convey. It also makes your post useless for future new users trying to understand how to use Manager as it requires them to find and read most of your posts to guess what you are saying.

Please just use long hand. Yeah it’s slower for you but faster for all your readers.


You can perfectly create a Sales invoice without using inventory.

@eko, You don’t see what I’m talking about, I know I’m not very good at explaining.

Suppose I want to create a Sales Invoice for item X.

I must have
a list of goods that I will sell,
a list of customers to whom I will sell the goods, and
a list of accounts where I will allocate the value into the accounting records.

List of goods, list of customers and list of accounts are what I mean by Master,
and Invoices are what I call Transaction Documents.

Did you read Patch’s comments?
If you want help, do your best to adapt your language to what is customary on the forum.
Introducing your own terms is only confusing.

And referring to your last post, you don’t need a list of goods, you need either an inventory item or a non-inventory item, as it could also be a service that you charge the customer for.
So again the request, use the terms common to Manager.


You want to help create a Sales Invoice for item Z but as per my comments in bold the requested lists are already build-in:

  1. a list of goods that I will sell. @ries explains that such list will appear when selecting item in the Sales invoice when you first created item X as either an inventory or a non-inventory item
  2. a list of customers to whom I will sell the goods: This list will appear when you would have created customers in the Customer tab when selecting Customer in the Invoice
  3. a list of accounts where I will allocate the value into the accounting records. When selecting Accounts in the Sales invoice you can select from the existing accounts

Note that if using inventory items you better assign the sales account for each of them so no need to select it anymore from the accounts list preventing errors.