Message info From:Erik Huelsmann Subject:Re: [Ledger-smb-users] Customers drop down listbox Date:Sun, 18 Mar 2012 15:55:02 +0100

Hi Dave,

On Sun, Mar 18, 2012 at 3:29 PM, Dave Coventry <> wrote:
Having upgraded to 1.3.13, I am about to write a number of Urgent Invoices.

Previously one could select the Customer from a drop down list.

I have entered a number of customers into the system and was hoping to
select the customer to invoice from a dropdown list.

However, the field for Customers is a Text field so I am going to have
to write out the customers details in full.

I'm sorry to hear about your migration problems.

But I'm glad to be able to deny your conclusion above: the system will search on any partial match, both on the customer number or on the customer name. So, there's no need to spell them quite exactly.

Also, if you want the drop downs back, there's a setting in the System -> Defaults screen (third item below the currency settings input box; "Max per dropdown"). If you enter 99999 into that (assuming you don't have that many customers), you'll be presented the selection list you're used to.
I take it this is not a feature to force the data to be inputted by
hand, but is an oversight? Indeed, as there is an error message at the
smallest misspelling or variation of the customer's name, I would
imagine it's an oversight.

I hope the your reconfigured sytem behaves as expected again!