Suggestion for name on transactions screen

Under “Contact” 0000000%20Bug%201

Alternatively, click on Summary tab > Accounts Payable balance

Click on the Supplier A balance

and see the transactions

you are right it shows in accounts payable but as first u did it by clicking suppliers and the in transactions it don’t show the supplier name there in transactions i suggested that there should be the name on upper left corner to which supplier we are viewing transactions

Normally, a Supplier would have a “current” Purchase Invoice so the Supplier would appear under Contact.
I think the issue that you are highlighting is this - when entering a Starting Balance > Purchase Invoice the Supplier is not appearing under Contact.

If it did, then that would resolve your “identifying” the transactions Supplier

You are still misunderstanding the breadcrumbs. They show the path by which you reached the page you are currently viewing. Remember, Manager is basically a browser. In the method you seem to use, you have not gone through any individual supplier’s page, so the supplier does not show in the breadcrumbs. You came to the transactions page directly from the Suppliers list page, so that is what shows.

Any issue about what appears under Contact is entirely separate from what appears in the breadcrumbs. The two are not related in the program and have completely different purposes. At the bottom of all this, @Ajmal.khan, is the fact that you are using a very unusual method for entering credit purchases. And your method obscures supplier information, because the program is designed to show other things in places where you would like to see suppliers’ names.


Please review and fully understand the topic before outputting time wasting garbage.

And that’s the point - the breadcrumbs isn’t always showing the path to the page you are viewing - e.g.:

(method 1) To get to the Supplier’s transactions - (a) click on the Suppliers tab, (b) click on a Supplier’s Name balance and the transactions are displayed, however the breadcrumb is only showing click (a) 0000000%20Bug%201a and not click (b) even though it’s part of the path to get to the transactions.

(method 2) To get to the Supplier’s transactions - (a) click on the Summary tab, (b) click on the Accounts Payable balance, ( c) click on the Supplier’s Name balance and the transactions are displayed. This time all clicks (a), (b) and ( c) are shown 0000000%20Bug%203a to get to the transactions.

Therefore the breadcrumb from the Suppliers tab is defective as it not displaying all clicks in the path…

a) How can you display the exact transactions for a particular Supplier without going through a Supplier’s page ?
b) Perhaps you would like to illustrate how to get the Supplier’s Name to show in the breadcrumbs from the Suppliers tab ?

No, you came to the transactions page after clicking on Supplier’s Name balance.
In method 1, clicking on the Supplier’s Name balance doesn’t show in the breadcrumbs.
In method 2, clicking on the Supplier’s Name balance does show in the breadcrumbs.

And both Supplier’s Name balances come from a Suppliers Name listing page.

Correct, but as this topic has now highlighted a second display inconsistency.
Enter a post Start Date > Purchase Invoice and the Supplier’s name appears under “Contact”, but enter a pre Start Date > Purchase Invoice and the Supplier’s name doesn’t appear under “Contact”.

How so, @Ajmal.khan has only illustrated “one” Purchase Invoice and that is via Starting Balances, so how is that “unusual”. Perhaps you meant their end of day payment of credit invoices which is an unusual method.

PS: I can only work from the information which Manager displays on the screens to the user.

Both these statements are incorrect. In your Method #1, after clicking on the Suppliers tab (Click A), the list of suppliers with numbers of invoices, quantities to receive, and Accounts payable balances appears. When you click on a balance (Click B), you are taken directly to Transactions. Thus, the breadcrumbs trail is Suppliers / Transactions. The Suppliers portion is a hyperlink, pointing to the previous page. Although you clicked on a supplier’s balance, no page for the supplier was ever displayed. And you never clicked a hyperlink while on a page tagged for a specific supplier.

In your Method #2, you clicked on the Summary (Click A). Then you clicked on the Accounts payable balance (Click B) and were taken to a page listing all non-zero accounts payable. From there you clicked on the balance of a particular supplier (Click C) and were taken to that supplier’s subsidiary ledger. Note that this last link is not to a transactions page, but to the subsidiary ledger itself. The breadcrumbs path is Summary / Accounts payable / Supplier Name. The first two elements are hyperlinks.

In both cases, the breadcrumbs reflect the actual path taken, two clicks for Method #1 and three clicks for Method #2.

Exactly as you described and as I explained above. The fact that you don’t follow a path through a supplier’s subsidiary ledger page does not mean the program cannot access data about that supplier.

I did not say you could, and I don’t know of any way you can, because no drill-down path from the Suppliers tab goes through a specific supplier’s subsidiary ledger.

That much is true. But that in no way means you went through a supplier’s subsidiary ledger page.

No, they do not. In Method #1, they are on the Suppliers page. But in Method #2, they are on the Accounts payable page. There can be more than one way to access the same data in the database. Breadcrumbs reflect only the path taken to where a user is at the moment. They do not reflect other possible paths to the same information. The key is understand the difference between data and the path taken to get to the data.

What is unusual is that @Ajmal.khan is recording payments for credit purchases as going to Day Expenses instead of to the suppliers. Although it was not illustrated, the method is apparently to refer to the supplier only as part of posting a line item to applicable Accounts payable subaccounts on the payment transaction, recording the payee as simply Day Expenses. It is very unusual not to record who you actually pay.

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