@lubos I was trying to implement cost centers for profit and loss items in order to be able to analyze performance by project, it kind of worked, BUT, I cannot enforce validations on data entry and ended up having 10s of error entries, be it for typos or employees inventing their own cost centers.
So, I tried setting up the custom field differently by making it a drop-down list, where I found out it was way more work than it initially seemed as I needed to maintain separately the same set of items for custom fields in: sales quotes, orders and sales invoices; purchase order, and supplier invoices; debit notes, credit notes, payslips, receipts and payments, journal entries … basically, the same list separately for each transaction type. And the result was … more often than not, the drop down lists had differences which had to be corrected manually and some guess work was required for entries where the correct cost center was not in the list.
My point is, I was wondering if we can maintain custom lists which we can use as drop down lists in custom fields. Also, it would be extremely nice if the system can carry the values from quotes and order to invoices if the validation criteria for the fields refer to the same list, that would be a huge bonus.
Thanks in advance