inFlow On-Premise error: “Work order components cannot go into negative inventory” despite having enough stock

Please note: we will sunset inFlow On-Premise on July 31, 2024. After sunset we will stop selling or activating new licenses for inFlow On-Premise and stop providing support (including online KB articles).

In the meantime we will still provide technical support to customers with an active Support Plan.

Note: This feature is only available for premium edition licence holders

For inFlow On-Premise v3, it’s no longer possible to build an item out of components if the result is that the components go into negative inventory. If you’re getting this error message, please check the following:

Check your quantity on hand

Go to the component’s product record (Main Menu > Inventory > Product List > search your product and double click) and check the quantity on hand there. If you don’t have enough to create your item as specified on the Work Order, you’ll need to add more/ order more.

Check location quantity

Check that there is enough stock of your components in the same location used on the work order.

Check the purchase order and work order dates

As inFlow now pays very close attention to the quantities on the dates you’ve set, you’ll need to be careful — if you’ve set it so that your components were received on September 10th, for example, but the Work Order has a “Finished Date” of September 9th, this would be a problem because the quantity on hand for September 9th would not have been enough to finish the work order.

To fix this, simply change the “Finished Date” on the Work Order to today or a future date.

inFlow Inventory
Archon Systems
260 Carlaw Ave #397
Toronto, ON, M4M 3L1
October 25, 2018

Rate this article

Not enough ratings yet
1 star2 stars3 stars4 stars5 stars
  • Did this article help? If not, please let us know so we can improve it.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.