MRP - Mark or Clear Pending Status

In order to facilitate faster MRP processing, here is a feature that will allow you to mark or unmark MRP items from being processed via Inventory Shortages.

MRP Action Item statuses that cause items appear in the Inventory Shortages window:

  • Pending (for purchased inventory)
  • Work Order (for production inventory)

1. MRP Items

Navigate to Warehouse Management > MRP Items. Highlight any items that you want to mark or unmark as pending. Proceed to the next screenshot.

In the MRP Items list view below, you can see I have one item with the Work Order action. We want to create a Work Order for this MRP item so we will use the Action Menu to mark the status as Pending.

MRP items list view

2. Mark Pending or Clear Pending Status?

Go to the Action Menu and select either:

  • Set Status to Pending: This will mark MRP items as Pending (items will be included in Inventory Shortages).
  • Clear Pending Status: This will clear MRP items with Pending status back to no status (item will not be included in Inventory Shortages).
Action Menu

If you choose Set Status to Pending, you'll see this dialog:

Update status to pending?

If you choose Clear Pending Status, you'll see this dialog:

Clear pending status?

3. Inventory Shortages window

Once you mark an MRP Item with Pending status, you will be able to see the item in the Inventory Shortages window (be sure to select the correct Warehouse and MRP items in the Data Source options).

For more information on this window, please see article detailing the Inventory Shortages process.

Auto PO window
AV 2020 and prior

If you're still running an older version of AcctVantage, here is a script that will perform the same function as above.