Fishbowl Tips

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Below are the recent tips that have been featured on the main page:

The Icon.Forecast.png Forecast module uses historical data to forecast future sales, quantities, and costs.

The Icon.Plugin.png Plugin module integrates with Magento, Shopify, BigCommerce, Amazon, eBay, and more.

In addition to many included reports, Fishbowl also offers custom reports and reports from the Fishbowl Store..

Fishbowl integrates with QuickBooks Online, a provider of online accounting software.

Fishbowl integrates with Xero, a provider of online accounting software.

In field calculator Tip.png
Quantity, cost, and price fields can solve mathematical equations. Enter the equation and the answer will appear when leaving the field.

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Click the Records buttons at the bottom of a search pane to display more records.

Auto Tracking Tip.png
Use the Auto tracking button to automatically generate serial numbers, lot numbers, expiration dates, and more.

LDAP Tip.png
Fishbowl's LDAP integration allows users to log into Fishbowl using their Windows password.

Data Module Tip.png
The Icon.Data.png Data module allows custom SQL queries to be run against the database and exported to CSV and XLS.

Markup Tip.png
When the Markup field is edited on a sales order, the product price changes automatically.

Fishbowl exe Tip.png
Fishbowl.exe in the Fishbowl\server\bin folder will start the Server and then open the Client.

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The Icon.Schedule.png Schedule module allows the scheduling of emailed reports, CSV imports/exports, and more.

Save Tabs Tip.png
Fishbowl tabs can be bookmarked for each computer user account by right-clicking the tabs and selecting Save.

Multi-Currency Tip.png
Fishbowl multi-currency can be enabled in the Icon.Currency.png Currency module options.

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Every module in Fishbowl can be quickly opened using the keyboard shortcuts for each module.

Work Order Calendar.png
The Icon.Calendar.png Calendar module displays work orders, sales orders, purchase orders, and custom events.

Picking Link Tip.png
Blue links in the Icon.Picking.png Picking module open items related to the current pick, such as the order, customer, BOM, etc.

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The formatting of report dates, currencies, and quantities can be customized in the Icon.Reports.png Reports module options.

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Custom Fields can be used in most modules to add any type of internal-use or custom data.

Column Order Tip.png
Table columns can be rearranged by clicking on a column header and dragging it to the desired position.

Picking Order Info Tip.png
The Order Info column in the Picking search pane displays the customer, BOM, etc. associated with the pick.

Custom Reports Folder Tip.png
To create a custom folder in the Icon.Reports.png Reports module, right-click any existing report or folder and select New Folder.

Right Click Picking Tip.png
Right-click multiple orders in the Picking search pane to start, finish, commit, or group multiple picks.

Right Click Shipping Tip.png
Right-click multiple orders in the Shipping search pane to pack or ship multiple orders simultaneously.

Right Click Sales Order Tip.png
Right-click multiple orders in the Sales Order search pane to issue, unissue, or delete multiple orders.

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The Dashboard can be customized for each computer user account by clicking the Show Palette button.

Favorite Reports Tip.png
To add a Report to the favorites folder, right-click the report in the search pane and select Add to Favorites.

Company Logo Tip.png
A company logo can be displayed on reports and in the Fishbowl Checkout Customer Display Window.

Alert Notes Tip.png
Pop-up alert notes can be added on the Details tab of parts, products, customers, and vendors.

Modify Report Tip.png
To modify report filters, click the Modify Report button and then click Save in the dialog.

Search Descriptions Tip.png
To search descriptions when typing in a part or product field, enable the option in the Icon.Part.png Part module options.

Auto Pack Tip.png
To automatically pack shipments, check the option in the Icon.Shipping.png Shipping module options.

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Columns can be resized by dragging the vertical line between column headers.

Fixed Width Table Tip.png
Right-click a column header and choose Fixed Width Table to make all columns fit the width of the window.

Credit Card Recall Tip.png
Enable Wallets to use the last credit card used by a customer.

Report Footer Tip.png
A report footer message can be added in the Sales Order, Checkout, and Purchase Order module options.

Map Address Tip.png
Open a Google Map of a customer or vendor address by clicking the icon in the address panel.

URL Field Tip.png
Parts, products, vendors, customers, orders, and BOM items can store a URL to local files, websites, etc.

Report Numbers Tip.png
The formatting of report dates, currencies, and quantities can be customized in the Icon.Reports.png Reports module options.

Inline Edit Tip.png
Many fields (price, quantity, type, etc.) can be edited directly from an order item table by clicking inside the field.

Icon.Fishbowl GO.png
Fishbowl GO provides key Fishbowl features on Android devices.

Icon.Fishbowl Checkout.png
Fishbowl Checkout offers a point of sale solution that is fully integrated with Fishbowl.

Hosted Services Tip.png
Fishbowl Hosted Services puts Fishbowl in the cloud, making Fishbowl accessible from anywhere.

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Payment Gateways add the ability to process credit cards in Fishbowl.

Access Rights Tip.png
To modify which functions a user has access to, adjust the access rights in the User Group module.

Keyboard Shortcut Tip.png
Hover over a button in Fishbowl to see the associated keyboard shortcut.

Column Sort Order Tip.png
Click a Fishbowl column header to sort the table. Ctrl-click another column to add a secondary sort.

Customize Columns Tip.png
Right-click a Fishbowl column header and choose More to adjust column visibility.

Alt Click Tip.png
Alt-click a Part or Product in an order item table to see the associated image.

Help Icon Tip.png
The How To button in each module will open the documentation article for that module.

New Version Tip.png
Update notifications are displayed in the action bar at the top of the Fishbowl Client.

Current User Tip.png
To see the name of the current Fishbowl user, hover the mouse over the green bubble in the action bar.