Ship Weight Rounding and Display


Prior to Big Business 5.0.4, the rounding for Ship Weights for Items:
• Ship Weight on the Item Card
• Extended Ship Weight for a line item (Quote, Sales Order, Invoice)
• Total Ship Weight for a Quote, Sales Order, or Invoice
was set to two decimal places. Ship Weights now follow the display and rounding settings for Unit Price.

This Solution explains the options for rounding and displaying Ship Weights. (5896)






Big Business includes a Ship Weight on the Item Card, which carries through to sales transactions, where the weight can be used in an automatic calculation of Other Charges for freight.

Rounding and display of Ship Weights follow the settings for Unit Price found in the Number Formats controls in the Company Card. Ship Weights are calculated and rounded in the following places:
• Ship Weight on the Item Card
• Ship Weight on a line item on a Quote, Sale Order, or Invoice
• Extended Ship Weight on a line item on a Quote, Sale Order, or Invoice
• Total Ship Weight on a Quote, Sale Order, or Invoice

Ship Weights are not included on the built-in layouts for printing sales transactions. If you create a Custom Form to include the line item or total Ship Weight on print outs, be sure to check the Display Settings on the number on the custom form that is matches the settings for Unit Price in the Number Formats (e.g. ###,###.#### to show four decimal places if the rounding is set for four).

Other Charges can use the total Ship Weight in an automatic calculation to estimate freight charges. Rounding and display of Other Charges follow the settings for Extended Price in the Number Formats controls.



Related:

Changing Number Formats (3107)
Changing the Display of Numbers on Custom Forms (5674)