@order codes

Applies to: 4.5 NeoPackProfessional, PackBuilder


This article assumes the reader has a good understanding of ordering in Version 4. It is highly recommended at least the following articles are consulted prior to this one.

Ordering in Version 4

Understanding orders

Offers, products and packages - an overview

@order @package @product

Version 4.5 introduced several variations of the @order tag. Whereas the @order tag will continue to list all packages in all orders for a given subject, the variants take into account order sets and the subjects' current order. This makes the various @order tags ideal for including on packing and proofing slips and labels.

The situation

The various @order tags are perhaps best described by way of example.

Consider the subject John Smith who has four orders for a particular job spread across three different order sets:

Orderkey OrderSet Package Codes Package Descriptions
XCV43WE5
Default set
pk1
Deluxe Package
2CD7TWK5
RetakeDay
PK2
Premium Package
KLWS32FF
2019-05-06
PK3 PK4
Classic Package Traditional Package
9T4QS5QF
2019-05-06
pk5
Basic Package

Default set
X


Note the last package code - X. This 'package' has been ordered but there is no corresponding package code in the offer. Such a code is sometimes used as 'NoBuy' code

@order

Applies to all order sets

The @order tag will list all packages for all orders for a given subject. For John Smith the result will be:

[] /[PK1] / [PK2] / [PK3] / [PK4] / [PK5]

Note 'Package X' since it is not in the offer, does not resolve and therefore does not display.

The @order tag need not be placed on a layout that is 'ordered' via a package code. The layout can simply be selected for a subject in Point and Click Mode or used in an Item in Item Sheets Mode.

@ordercode

Applies to default order set only

The @ordercode tag lists all package codes exactly as they were entered and regardless of whether the codes resolve against an offer.

x//pk1

Note the different format of @ordercode and the fact package codes are displayed exactly as entered with respect to case and whether or not the codes are processed against an offer.

@orderdescription

Applies to default order set only

The @orderdescription tag lists all package descriptions as they were defined for the package in Timestone Administrator in the default set only

Deluxe Package / Package X

Note the unresolved package code, X, is displayed with a generic 'Package X'

@orderscode

Applies to all order sets

The @orderscode tag lists all package codes exactly as they were entered and regardless of whether the codes resolve against an offer.

x//pk1//PK2//PK3//PK4//pk5

Note the different format of @ordercode and the fact package codes are displayed exactly as entered with respect to case and whether or not the codes are processed against an offer.

@ordersdescription

Applies to all order sets

The @ordersdescription tag lists all package descriptions as they were defined for the package in Timestone Administrator.

Deluxe Package / Premium Package / Classic Package / Traditional Package / Basic Package / Package X

Note the unresolved package code, X, is displayed with a generic 'Package X'

@order-defaultset

The @order-defaultset tag will list all packages for all orders in the default orderset only. For John Smith the result will be:

[] [PK1]

The @order-defaultset tag need not be placed on a layout that is 'ordered' via a package code. The layout can simply be selected for a subject in Point and Click Mode or used in an Item in Item Sheets Mode

@order(orderset) where orderset is the name of a specific order set

The @order(orderset) tag will list all packages for all orders in the specified set. For John Smith a tag of @order(RetakeDay) will result in:

[PK2]

Whereas a tag of @order(2015-05-06) will result in:

[PK3] / [PK4] / [PK5]

The @order(orderset) tag need not be placed on a layout that is 'ordered' via a package code. The layout can simply be selected for a subject in Point and Click Mode or used in an item in Item Sheets Mode

@order-thisset

The @order-thisset will list all packages for all orders in the order's set. With the John Smith example above if @order-thisset is used on a product ordered with either PK3, PK4 or PK5 , the result will be:

[PK3] / [PK4] / [PK5]

The @order-thisset tag can only be used on a packlayout that is ordered via a Package Code. As such it will be blank if used directly in Point and Click or Item Sheets Modes.

@order-thisorder

The @order-thisorder will list all packages in the current order only ignoring any other orders. With the John Smith example above if @order-thisorder was used on a product ordered with either PK3, PK4 the result would be:

[PK3] / [PK4]

However if @order-thisorder was used in package PK5 the result would be:

[PK5]

The @order-thisorder tag can only be used on a packlayout that is ordered via a Package Code. As such it will be blank if used directly in Point and Click or Item Sheets Modes.

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