This option will open a new Stock item form with the necessary data from a selected Stock item. Before you can create the new Stock item with the copied data, you need to at least enter a Stock code and Save it. You may enter and / or select the options for the blank fields, as necessary. If necessary you may also edit or change any of the copied data. 

The data that will be copied from a selected Stock item, may depend on the on the Stock item type. 

To create a new stock item - Copy from item: 

1.On the Action ribbon, select Stock items (F12). The "Stock item" list screen will be displayed. 

2.Select the Stock item from the list.

 You may right-click and select the Copy Stock item from the context menu. 

3.Make absolutely sure that it is the correct Stock item to be copied.

 To view more details of the selected Stock item, you may: 

Click on the Edit button - or double-click on the selected stock item. 

Use the horizontal scroll bar to view the data of the selected stock items in columns. 

4.Click on the Copy from item button. The Stock item form with basically all the data from the selected Stock item will be displayed as follows: 
copy-stock-item

5.Enter the new Stock code.

6.Enter the necessary details in the fields, as required. You may also edit the copied data, where necessary.

7.Click on the Save button to save this stock item. The "Stock item" list will be displayed.

What is copied

The following copied fields (may need to edit):

1.Description

2.Expected quantity - This field cannot be edited. Any values of the copied source stock item will be set to zeros. 

 It indicates the expected quantity which is updated when processing documents for stock items or adjusting stock quantities. 

3.Disabled

4.Apply invoice discount

5.Stock information -

a)Barcode

b)Manufacturer

c)Type -  (stock item type)

d)Units

e)Extra description

6.Reports - Stock group 1 / 2

7.Preferred supplier 1

8.Preferred supplier 2 -

9.Ledger tab 

a)Tax class 

b)Tax 

c)Ledger 

d)Cost centre

e)Weight 

f)Selling prices  

g)Reorder level 

h)Reorder at 

i)Minimum 

What is not copied

The following fields will not be copied:

1.Stock code - Enter any code for your purchase stock item. You may enter a stock code of up to 15 characters. 

2.Ledger tab (Values)

a)Average cost 

b)Total cost - Reset to zero

c)Quantity on hand 

d)Latest cost 

e)Last invoice