The “stock keeping unit (SKU)” is a short unique computer friendly code. The field is for tying products to a short form number. (e.g. B2021)
The SKU field is an optional field but if it’s in use, the system will automatically check to make sure it’s unique
NOTE: This field is not case sensitive.
To change the display settings between “product name and SKU” and “product name and description” follow these steps:
- Go to app.inflowinventory.com and log in with your admin account.
- Go to Menu > Options > Company Settings tab and click on the SKU or description button
- Choose the option display product name and description and save.
To create a new product record please refer to our How to create a product article.
The SKU field is found under the Product Type field and can contain one unique SKU per product.
To change the display settings between “Product Name and SKU” or “Product Name and description” follow the steps above.
If you have the Product name and SKU display option chosen, you can still add a description to your products. The description field can be found in the Extra Info tab.
NOTE: If you choose to switch the display over to “Product name and description”, both SKU and description will show up on the Product Info tab instead.
By default, the program will display the “Product name and SKU” field. You will still be able to search for items using the description even though it’s not displayed.
Note: If you’vepreviously chosen to describe your products by just product name/code then the default setting will be Product Name and SKU.
The search columns will need to be manually changed in search tables. You will be able to right-click the table and check which column is shown. (see image below)
To change the display settings between Product Name + SKU or Product Name + description follow the steps above.
inFlow Cloud for Web allows you to create and edit your products from most web based browsers, giving you the freedom to create new products on the go!
The product details page will show both SKU and Description fields no matter which display option you’ve chosen.
The location of the Description field will vary depending on the display option chosen.
Product name and SKU
A key difference between Product name and SKU is that the SKU’s will be in italics and you can’t edit these from an order.
Product name and Description
The display setting with Product name and description will allow you to edit the description within the order.
inFlow Cloud for Mobile
You can quickly add products to your database using the inFlow Cloud Companion App! The mobile app will display your fields differently depending on the option you have chosen.
You can only change the display settings between “product name and SKU” and “product name and description” from the web application, follow the steps above.
Product name and SKU
From the product list, you will see the SKU italicized underneath the product name.
When creating and editing the product, both SKU and Description field will be available. The location of the description field will vary depending on the display option chosen.
Product name and description
When you have product name and description chosen, it’ll bring the Description field further up on the mobile list.
For orders, the display will show the chosen field under the product name.