Searching for orders

You can search for an order via the Orders page in FoodStorm. In the top-left corner of the page is a Search field.

Basic Searching

To quickly find an order, type a contact name, company name or order number into the search field and press Enter.

Any orders that match your criteria will be returned, ordered by most recent first.

Basic Searching Examples

  • To find order number 1020, type 1020 into the search field and press Enter.
  • To find all orders for the contact Anne Jones, type anne jones into the search field and press Enter. Alternatively you could just type the contacts first name anne or her last name jones.
  • To find all orders for the company Widget Co, type widget co into the search field and press Enter. You can also type just the beginning part of the company, e.g. wid to save time.

Tip: Search queries are not case sensitive, so you don't need to capitalise names etc.

Advanced Searching

You can perform more specific searching by adding search operators to your search query. The following operators are available:

Operator Description Example
after: Only return orders after a certain delivery date.

after: 20 jan
Will return all orders on or after 20 Jan. 

before: Only return orders before a certain delivery date. before: 20 jan
Will return all orders on or before 20 Jan.
on: On return orders on a certain delivery date.

on: 20 jan
Will return orders on 20 Jan only.

on: 20 dec 2014

Will return orders on 20 dec 2014 only

ot: Search by customer order type (you set these up on the settings page). ot: cocktail
Will return customer orders of type Cocktail. 
status: Search by order status: Cancelled, confirmed, Pending, Invoiced

status: cancelled
Will return orders in the status of Cancelled. 

You can just type the first (few) letter(s) of the status you want.

status:C       or       Status: can

Will both return orders with status cancelled

status: co     or        status: confirmed

Will both return orders with status Confirmed

 

type: Search by order type: customer, quote, supplier, production, credit

type: quote
Will return Quotes only.

type: q

Will return quotes.

type: c

Will return CustomerOrders (only)

type: cr

Will return credits. 

Using Multiple Search Operators

You can add search operators to the end of a basic search query, and you can also use multiple operators in a query. Here are some examples:

  • anne on: 20 jan will return all orders for Anne on the 20th of Jan only.
  • status: canc after: 20 jan will return all cancelled orders after the 20th of Jan.
  • after: 20 Jan before: 25 Jan will return all orders between the 20th-25th of Jan.
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