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Icon.User.png The User module, located in the Setup group, allows an administrator to create new users and manage which user groups and location groups a user belongs to.

Create a new user

Each user is also a salesperson and can be assigned to an order on the Details tab of the Icon.Sales Order.png Sales Order module. Follow the steps below to create a new user.

  1. In the Icon.User.png User module, click the New Button.png New button in the module toolbar.
  2. Enter a First Name, Last Name, Username, and Initials. The initials correspond to the salesperson initials in QuickBooks. An email address and phone number can also be stored in Fishbowl.
    User Details.png
  3. Click the Set Password button. The user can later change their password.
  4. Click the Location Groups tab and assign a default Location Group. When this user creates an order, their default location group will be used to set the location group of the order. This step also sets up the locations that the user will be able to access for picking and put-a-way.
  5. Add any other location groups that this user should have access to by double-clicking the Location Group in the Available list.
  6. A memo can be added to the user by clicking on the Memo tab.
  7. Click the Save button in the module toolbar to commit the changes.

Users can also be created using the import.


Fishbowl can send SMS text notifications to the user's Phone number listed on the General tab. To create a new notification, click the New Icon Button.png New button.

Edit, delete, or inactivate a user

  • To edit a user, double-click the user in the search pane, make any changes, and then click the Save Button.png Save button located in the module toolbar.
  • To delete a user, double-click the user in the search pane and then click the Delete Button.png Delete button located in the module toolbar.
  • A user cannot be deleted if it is in use by other modules. In this case, a user can be inactivated by unchecking the Active checkbox and then clicking the Save Button.png Save button in the module toolbar. To view an inactive user, click the Advanced Search button and select Show Inactive Only.
  • To reset all column layouts to the default, click the Reset Layout button.

Change a user password

Each user can change their password by opening the User module and clicking the Change Password button.

An administrator can also set the password of any user by double-clicking the user and then clicking the Set Password button.

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Missing information

A prompt will be displayed during login for users with missing information. To skip the prompt in the future, select Do not ask again.

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Assign access rights

Fishbowl utilizes access rights to limit the modules and functions that a user has access to. Users will only see the icons for the modules they have rights to access. Access rights are set at the User Group level, meaning a user's rights are determined by which user groups the user is a member of. Follow the steps below to assign access rights.

  1. Open the Icon.User Group.png User Group module located in the Setup module group.
  2. Open an existing user group or create a new user group.
  3. Users can be assigned to the group on the General tab of the Icon.User.png User module. The Icon.User.png User module can also be used to edit a user's groups.
    User Group.png
  4. Click the Rights tab. Each section can be expanded by clicking +.
  5. Click the checkbox in the Value column to change access to any right.
    Access Rights.png
  6. Click the Save button.

Access to Fishbowl reports can be assigned on the Report Rights tab in the Icon.User Group.png User Group module. See Included reports for a list and description of Fishbowl reports.

List of access rights

See Access Rights for a list and description of all user access rights in Fishbowl.

Admin only rights

Nearly all rights can be granted through access rights. However, the following functions can only be performed by the admin user.