Item Preferences

Let’s have a look at the various settings you can configure for the Items module in Zoho Books.

In this page…


Basic Settings

To configure your invoice preferences:

Item Preferences

From this page, you can configure the following preferences for your items:

Decimal rate for item quantity

The decimal rate for item quantity comes into play when you are creating transactions (like invoices). By default, this rate is two. You can select any decimal rate of your choice.

Out of Stock Warning

Every time your stock falls below zero or runs in negative, you will be sent a notification. You can view this by clicking the Bell icon on top of the page.

Reorder Point

If you have set a reorder point while creating an item, you can enable the notification option to send you a reminder when your stock drops below it. This will help you from running out of stock.

Additional Information

Here, you can find a list of extra fields that you can choose to include while creating or editing your items. You can even add extra fields by clicking the + New Custom Field at the bottom of the page.


Field Customization

In Zoho Books, the Items module has default fields which can be configured. For example, the Selling Price, Purchase Price, Item Image and SKU. You can configure user level access for these fields or perform various actions on them.

To view the default custom fields:

Default Custom Fields

Configure Access

You can configure different levels of user access for the certain default custom fields. Here’s how:

Configure Access for Custom Fields User Access for Custom Fields

Default Field Actions

You can perform various actions on the default fields in Items such as:

Mark as Inactive
If you want to disable the field temporarily, you can mark it as inactive.

Mark as Active
You can mark a field you have marked inactive as active

Show field in all PDF
The field is displayed in the transaction PDF

To perform actions on default custom fields:

Default Custom Field Actions

Custom Buttons & Links

You can create new buttons in the Items module to perform specific actions for your transactions, or to open external links. You can create them using deluge script and execute actions based on the functions you add. Learn more about Custom Buttons & Links.

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