My Ingredients/database quick view

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My Ingredients/database quick view

Postby jawohls » Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:59 pm

First off I'd like to say thanks for your support Jeff was willing to help me out this past weekend migrating data between v 1.5 to 2.0, he was quick to respond and follow up. On to the request.

I would love it if you could add right click options to both the database and My Ingredients items to view/edit without having to add them to the recipe first.

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I would also think it great if you could add a date field (purchase/manufactured/harvest) to "my ingredients" entries, this mostly comes into play with hops as I have some from year to year and it would be great to know which to use up first. The hop AA change from year to year and as I look through the list it'd be nice to see the dates. This would probably work for grains as well as harvested yeast as well.
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Re: My Ingredients/database quick view

Postby jeff » Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:09 am

jawohls wrote:I would love it if you could add right click options to both the database and My Ingredients items to view/edit without having to add them to the recipe first.

To quickly view item information while working with BeerTools Pro it is often helpful to keep the Info window open and placed in a convenient location on the screen. This window displays information about the currently selected item.

Items in the Ingredient DB can’t be modified, but items in My Ingredients can. My Ingredients right-click options include Edit and Delete. There is no need to add them to a recipe to edit or view them. Add ingredients to My Ingredients by dragging them from the Ingredient DB.
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Re: My Ingredients/database quick view

Postby jawohls » Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:52 pm

Jeff,

Thanks, not sure why but I swear I right clicked on a "My Ingredients" entry before and the edit/delete didn't appear, it did now.

I didn't know about the "Info" window but I do now, thanks. I see that the Info window has a last modified date stamp, but that isn't quite what I was hoping for, I currently maintain a stock of hops, grains and yeast and they sometimes go over different harvests, I guess I could add it to the description but having a date field would allow sorting by date so I could quickly see items that may be getting old in my inventory .

Likewise I feel this becomes very important when harvesting yeast to be able to add a harvest date, a generation field might be nice as well to the yeast editor window.

I am finally playing more with the inventory portion of the program that I hadn't done so in the previous version, so I am giving it a good run through and trying to incorporate into my process/record keeping

I do appreciate the prompt feedback, keep up the good work!
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Re: My Ingredients/database quick view

Postby slothrob » Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:26 pm

For hops, I add a date to the name in My Ingredients. So, I often have something like "Willamette '12" and "Willamette '13" in inventory at the same time. It also makes it easy to quickly see what I used in a recipe.
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