Graph Parts History
The Parts Graph can be accessed by clicking on the Graph Button that is on the parts screen or parts browse.
There are many options available on this screen. When it first displays, the graph will display only the dates that the part was sold. The actual date sold range is in the upper right corner of the screen. You can click on the up arrow to copy the date range to the From To Dates. Or you can click on the Get Date Range Button to select a different range of dates. Make sure you click on the Date Filter On check for the filter to take effect.
The Show Zero Dates Check adds all of the zero dates in between the dates already plotted so you can get a better picture of parts sold over a period of time. Be careful when plotting by the Daily option, as that could take quite a while to plot thousands of dates... we recommend not going over about 3 years. You'll get a warning if you have selected a date range over 5 years.
It is best to plot monthly or quarterly for longer date ranges.
You can turn off the Labels (the totals you see at the top of each bar in the above bar graph), turn off the amounts, or turn off the Quantities. Try it.
You can also right click on the graph for different options like copying the graph, printing, or changing the graph to a Pareto or Line Graph. The idea is to figure if you want to keep this item in stock or set the reorder levels in inventory. Again, Try it... because it's fun and informative!
To see what data you are actually plotting on the graph, click on the data button tab.