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Material management in jOrdrs

In jOrdrs you can manage your materials quickly and easily. If you have several iPads running jOrdrs, we also offer the possibility to export and import material lists. Using this feature, you can export a material list from one iPad or create such a list on your PC and import it on all your iPads.

How to manage your materials directly on the iPad.

jOrdrs incorporates a smart and easy material management for your service vehicle. In the material list you get an overview of all your materials, you can add new entries and edit or delete existing ones. When adding a new material, you can enter the name, quantity, unit price and a description (like purpose, manufacturer or products it is suitable for). Quantities can be edited at any time later on. If there’s a QR/Bar Code on the package or part, you can scan it … … to link the code to that particular part. That makes it easier to find the right part during an appointment. When you select materials during an appointment, quanities are updated immediately and jOrdrs warns if they are getting low. The search field takes name and description of the materials into account. Yet another great way to find the necessary parts easily and fast.
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When adding a new material, you can enter the name, quantity, unit price and a description (like purpose, manufacturer or products it is suitable for). Quantities can be edited at any time later on.

How to manage materials for many iPads.

1. Export a material list from one iPad to others
  • Tap the “Material list“ button in the jOrdrs overview screen
  • Tap the “Export“ button
  • Continue with -> 3. Import a material list
2. Create a material list on your PC
  • Create an new document in a spreadsheet application such as MS Excel, Apple Numbers, Google Tables
  • Create a table with 5 columns:
    • Column 1: ID Number – by this number jOrdrs identifies each material
    • Column 2: Name
    • Column 3: Quantity
    • Column 4: Unit price incl. VAT (enter without currency symbol)
    • Column 5: Short description, e. g. manufacturer, products it can be used for
  • Enter your materials into this list
  • Save it for changes later on
  • Save it as a CSV (with semicolon-separated values)
3. Import a material list
  • Send the file created in -> 1. or 2. on the target iPad via Email, Clouddrive etc.
  • in Email tap and hold the CSV file icon until a dialog box appears
  • in Clouddrive Apps (e.g. Dropbox, Spideroak) tap the “Export” button
  • Choose jOrdrs from the options
4. Add materials at anytime
  • Simply add new materials to your existing spreadsheet file and save it as a CSV – as described under 2. Create a material list on your PC
  • Do not combine an existing ID number with a new material unless you want to replace it in jOrdrs
  • When importing the CSV file in jOrdrs you will be asked if you want to overwrite quantities in jOrdrs. Choose “No”, to retain the stock quantity for the materials, which are already in the jOrdrs database.