We’d like to discuss and decide a very specific question about PO numbers at RM SIG on Friday. I’m posting this in Discuss to give people a couple days to think about it before the meeting.
This is NOT a question about the formatting of the PO number. FOLIO will automatically suggest a new PO number, but the user will be able to edit that suggested PO number or replace it entirely with their own. Thus, any FOLIO library could theoretically have a mix of FOLIO-assigned and user-assigned PO numbers in the Orders App.
Setting aside the formatting question, should FOLIO ever allow duplicate PO numbers? My inclination, and the developers’ inclination, is to disallow duplicate PO numbers, especially for FOLIO-assigned automatic ones. Would there ever be a need to allow the same PO number on different POs? Any use case over in the realm of user-assigned manual PO numbers?
Please add any comments, opinions, or use cases here, and we’ll review on Friday, with the goal of making a decision on Friday.