When processing invoices or credit memos, it's common to encounter items that have not yet been associated with existing products or services in your Restaurant365 database. By linking these unlinked items, users can establish clear connections between the billed items and items in the restaurant's inventory, ensuring that records reflect expenditures.


When unlinked items exist on an uploaded invoice or credit memo, users can access the Link Items sidesheet directly from the invoice/credit memo. If the item does not match an existing item in the database, users can create a new item from this form.


Users must have either of the following permissions to complete this action: 

  • Food → AP Invoices → Assign Missing Items
  • Food → AP Credit Memos → Assign Missing Items


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To open the Link Items sidesheet, navigate to the Unlinked Items tab of the AP invoice or credit memo items list. 


Select the Find Item option next to the vendor item that needs to be linked. The Link Items sidesheet will open.





The Link Items sidesheet can be broken down into the following three sections.




FieldDescription
1# Unlinked ItemsThe number of unlinked items that need to be linked. 
2Link & CloseOnce all purchased items are linked to the vendor items, select this button to complete the linking of items and close the sidesheet.
3Prev Item / Next ItemPrev Item returns to the previous unlinked item on the list.
Next Item opens the next unlinked item on the list. 



Item Information


FieldDescription
1Item ReceivedThe name of the unlinked vendor item received on the invoice or credit memo.
2Linked Item Click this field to locate a purchased item to link to. When selected, the name of the item will appear in the field.
3+ Create New ItemIf there is no existing purchased item to link to, click the +Create New Item button to create a new purchased item to link to.

The new purchased item form within the Link Item sidesheet is a simplified version of a new purchased item record form from the items grid.
4Item Ordered ColumnThe details in this column reflect the values of the item on the order. 
5Assigned Details ColumnThe details in this column reflect the current values on the vendor item record. 
6Vendor Item NumberThe number assigned to the vendor item. This field is for reference only. 
7Purchasing UofMThe unit of measure for the vendor item. This field must be assigned before the item can be linked. If the correct unit of measure does not yet exist in the database, users can select the Create UofM button to add the new unit of measure.
8Split UofMThe split UofM for the vendor item. Split unit of measures exist on the Vendor Item record for the purpose of EDI integrations. In the event of split cases on non-EDI vendors, the correct unit of measure can be manually selected on the AP invoice or credit memo. 
9QuantityThe number of units of the item.
10Each AmountThe cost of each unit of the item. 



Linked Purchase Order

Any linked purchase orders and related information appears in this section.



Linking an Item


To link a purchased item to the unlinked vendor item, click the Linked Item Name field and type in the name of the item. Locate and select the correct item from the list. 


Once the item is selected, make the correct Purchasing UofM selected. Then, click Link & Close.


 



In the case that the proper purchased item does not yet exist in the system, users can create a new purchased item to link to. To create a new purchased item, follow these steps:


Select +Create New Item to begin. 
Assign the Item Category. Users can assign up to three levels of item categories.
When an item category has an assigned item category prefix, users are notified that the item category prefix will autofill into the item name. Select Confirm to continue.
Select a Cost Account and Inventory Account that this item will be debited to.
These fields might be automatically filled if the assigned item category has associated accounts.

Enter a Name for the item. If any of the assigned item categories has an item category prefix, the item will take the item prefix of the deepest category selected. 
Select a Measure Type for the item.
The Measure Type must be entered correctly. Once the Item record is saved, the Measure Type is locked and cannot be edited.

Select the Inventory UofM and a Reporting UofM.
This field must be assigned before the item can be linked. If the correct unit of measure does not yet exist in the database, users can select the Create UofM button to add the new unit of measure.

Select Create Item to finalize the creation of the item. 
Once the item is created, select Link & Close to link the item and close the sidesheet.