Date of Purchase Field under My Ingredients DB
Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:10 am
If possible it would be very useful to keep track of the date of purchase of most items - but things like hops and yeast are just an example...
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Dragging a recipe onto the My Ingredients folder would automatically create the corresponding ingredient records in the DB if these did not already exist, and add their quantities to the inventory amounts if desired.slothrob wrote:Is this an attempt to distinguish between recipes and "sessions"?jeff wrote: More features are planned, such as drag-n-drop of recipes on the "My Ingredients" folder to convert entire recipes to inventory items.
Or a way of removing a recipe's ingredients from inventory?
I think a "Made" or "Completed" folder is something that I will give thought to. Seems like a simple enough option for deducting inventory. Another option is to have a folder called "Deduct From Inventory" that is just a recipe drop box for doing quick ingredient deductions. The folder would not necessarily hold any recipes so to speak; just perform the deduction task. I don't know, just ramblingslothrob wrote:I see. Sounds pretty slick.
I've heard that this inventory/recipe agreement is an annoyance for a lot of ProMash users, so it would be a good one to deal with as painlessly as possible.
I think the use of the Planned folder makes sense for me. The only reason I mentioned the Theoretical Made Folder is because of issues ProMash users have had with losing the Recipe/Session distinction. It seems to me that BTP allows the user to create folders to organize their recipes/sessions in any way that works for them, instead of forcing them into a box. That's fine for me, as I can easily make a "Made" folder if that's what I want.
Then my job here is done...jeff wrote:I don't know, just rambling
I think that what you are describing is similar to what is in place but with different nomenclature. I think your idea of "Draft" is how "Planned" is being used right now. Anything dragged into planned is not subtracted from inventory, but displayed in the shopping list as ingredients that are needed for all the batches that you are planning to make. The "Assemble" column reflects the batches that you want to make (assemble ingredients for) and this is the column used to generate the shopping list. The ingredients are actually subtracted from inventory when the "Deduct" button is used.Bobby_M wrote:The concept that I'm envisioning is segmenting the recipe folders into draft, planned, and brewed where no recipe may exist in more than one folder. If you drag a receipe that contains items in inventory from draft into planned, it should subtract inventory immediately. If you drag it back, it should add those back to inventory. If you drag it from planned to brewed, it doesn't affect inventory but gets it off the shopping list window completely.
Hey, I thought that quote you posted sounded familiar to me.Bobby_M wrote:This guy had it right.
I finally got a chance to play with deducting from the inventory this morning. Last weekend was the tedious task of weighing my grain buckets to populate the inventory (my inventory spreadsheet was waaaaay out of date). After inputting my roughly 400 pounds across 28 types of grains, I want to be very careful about keeping my inventory data accurate. The Planned folder combined with the Shopping List works nicely, if not quite intuitively, for deducting inventory. But without a way to undo the deductions later, the smart approach is for me to wait until after I brew to click the Deduct button, in case brew day plans get changed at the last minute. And here is the problem: I might forget to Deduct later, and worse, I might forget that I have already deducted the recipe and double-Deduct it later. The fact is that often days go by before I get around to updating BTP to reflect my actual brew day, so forgetting would be pretty easy. As far as I can tell, there is no way to look at a brewed recipe and know whether I have already deducted its ingredients from the inventory.jeff wrote:What I think you are desiring is a temporary way to alter the inventory amounts in the ingredients list as based on the recipes you plan to make. I will give this more thought. It may make sense to add another column to the "My Ingredients" list that shows the "Planned" deductions, without actually modifying the DB. Reversing inventory amounts after writing them to the DB is something that I want to avoid.