Tip #162 – Improvements to Obits Feature

Tip #162
Improvement to
Obits Feature

This improvement comes to you as a result of a suggestion by Jaque Halverson of Brainerd Floral in beautiful Brainerd, Minnesota.

The obits feature is a great feature to use if you have the time to enter the obituaries for each day.  This, of course, would be very time-consuming if you are in a big city, but if you are in a smaller town you should use it.

To learn about the obits feature, take a look at Tip #003

Once obits have been entered, should you get an order for one of the entries in the obits file, flowerSoft will fill the recipient area with the obit information, as well as provide other visual information should you customer ask for it such as the starting time of the viewing, religion, etc., etc.

One thing flowerSoft did not do was fill the delivery date field.  The reason for that was that I did not think I could provide a fairly accurate date unless the order was  entered on the first or last day of the viewing.

However, Jaque’s suggestion made me realize that if the order is placed on or before the first viewing day, I could provide the delivery date by extracting the first viewing date from the obits file.  So now flowerSoft will be able to provide the delivery date when the order is entered on or before the first viewing day or on the last viewing day.   flowerSoft will not fill the delivery date field if the order is placed after the first viewing day and before the last viewing date, but in those cases you can just hit the <Enter> key from the field and get that day’s date.

So, thank you Jaque, for helping me improve flowerSoft.

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