Selecting Purchase Orders for Receipt (PORC)

Purpose: Use the Select Purchase Order For Receipt screens to enter or scan for the purchase order you are receiving. If you know information unique to the purchase order, such as its number, you can enter the number and advance directly to purchase order receiving. If you do not know the number of the purchase order, you can search for the purchase order using any of the following search criteria:

• Due date

• Reference #

• Vendor #

• Vendor name

• Vendor reference #

• Vendor item #

• Item/SKU

• Item alias

• Buyer code

Additionally, you can simply select OK at the Select P/O For Receipt Screen to display each purchase order available for receipt.

Select P/O For Receipt Screen

Purpose: Use this screen to select the particular purchase order you are receiving. You can enter the purchase order number to advance directly to the Work with P/O Receipt Detail Screen, or enter information in any of the fields on the screen to display a list of purchase orders.

How to display this screen: Enter PORC in the Fast Path field at the top of any menu.

Scanning for purchase orders: You can use the fields on this screen to find the purchase order you want to work with.

Note that the fields are grouped, and some fields are indented under the heading for the group. You can scan in the following combinations:

• Within a group, you can enter as much data to scan on as you want. For instance, you can enter data in the Vendor name, Reference, and Item fields.

• You cannot scan on multiple fields from different groups, except that you can always scan on the Buyer field plus any other group.



Control #

The purchase order receipt control number. This number can be the number assigned to a purchase order when you docked it. See Docking Purchase Orders.

If the Cross company scan field is selected for your company and you enter a control number from another company, the system makes the company associated with the control number the active company.

Numeric, 6 positions; may be display-only or optional.

Purchase order information:

PO #

The number assigned to a purchase order.

Numeric, 7 positions; optional.

Due date

The date this purchase order is due to be received, based on the purchase order date and the lead days from the Vendor/Item record or a user-defined date.

Numeric, 6 positions (user date format); optional.

Reference #

An internal reference number associated with the purchase order. For example, the reference number may represent an internal purchase order number from a pre-printed purchase order or an internal control for departmental purchase orders.

Alphanumeric, 15 positions; optional.

Vendor information:


A user-defined code to identify the supplier of an item. See Working with Vendors (WVEN).

Numeric, 7 positions; optional.


The name of one of your suppliers, identified on the system by a vendor number. Enter a full or partial vendor name to display a pop-up window listing each vendor name, number, and number of open purchase orders, beginning with the name you entered. You can select a vendor from the list by entering 1 next to the name.

Alphanumeric, 30 positions; optional.


The vendor's internal reference number for the purchase order; for example, the vendor's order number.

Alphanumeric, 15 positions; optional.


The vendor's code for the item. See Working with Vendor Items (WVNI).

Alphanumeric, 20 positions; optional.

Your item code information:


A code that represents a unit of inventory, and any information on the item's unique characteristics, such as its color or size.

(Item) Alphanumeric, 12 positions; optional.

(SKU) Alphanumeric, three 4-position fields; optional.


The substitute item code for an actual item code on your system. No on-hand inventory levels are maintained for the alias item code. You may offer an item through both alias and the true item code in the same catalog to determine the effect of an item's location and placement on sales. See the Work with Alias Screen.

Alphanumeric, 12 positions; optional.

Your authorized buyer:


A code that identifies the employee who requested the purchase. See Working with Buyers (WBUY).

Alphanumeric, 3 positions; optional.

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