#### Topic: breakdown of large purchase to small sales

Hi,

How would I perform the following:
1) I purchase a 200 litre drum of stuff.
2) i sell small amounts of the stuff as either
a) 25 litre
b) 5 litre
c) 1 litre
d) 500ml
etc.

Do i buy 200 x 1 litre or 1 x 200 litre?

Thanks

#### Re: breakdown of large purchase to small sales

You can use the conversion factor in Purchase Pricing, Items and Inventory tab. Also look in the wiki, https://frontaccounting.com/fawiki .

/Joe

#### Re: breakdown of large purchase to small sales

hi,

that doesn't really work. If I set the conversion to, for example,  8 (200/25) then i have to order a qty of 8 to get the 1 x 200L drum. As they also sell 25L bottles, this could be very confusing.

Is there a way of breaking down an item to smaller items in the manufacturing module?

thanks

#### Re: breakdown of large purchase to small sales

No, it is not. It will probably be necessary to use more decimals to do your operations.

/Joe

#### Re: breakdown of large purchase to small sales

Hi,

Thanks for your 'brutal' honest lol. I have tried decimals where I think it would work and it doesn't accept them. However, I wondered whether it would be possible to allow positive and negative stock adjustments on the same journal - that would solve it for me and I can alter the code to do this but I wonder what implication this would have on the data integrity?

Sharif

#### Re: breakdown of large purchase to small sales

The positive or negative selections on Item Adjustments are here for safety. o you will need two Journals to operate this.

/Joe

#### Re: breakdown of large purchase to small sales

I'm _really_ new here, (this is my first post), but I would think that you would order 200 units. I'm evaluating FA, and I will need to order quantities, sometimes in a single package or container, of an item, and use single items as part of an assembly or kit (I don't know the word FA uses for this).

This is a fundamental use case for me. I'm sure FA can work like this.

Thanks!

#### Re: breakdown of large purchase to small sales

Yes, when purchase order is printed/mailed supplier specific unit of measure/description are used.
Janusz