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Turn off Advanced Stock in QuickBooks Desktop

SOLVEDby QuickBooksUpdated January 06, 2023

If you decide that you no longer need a particular feature of Advanced Stock, you can turn it off and still use other Advanced Stock features. To completely turn off Advanced Stock, you need to turn off every feature that you're currently using.

To do this task
1. From Edit menu, choose Preferences.
2. Select Items & Stock, then Company Preferences tab.
3. Select the Advanced Stock Settings button.
4. Turn off each feature that you're currently using:

Multiple Stock Locations
Unmark the checkbox to clear the Multiple Location Stock.

If you decide to turn off Multiple Stock Locations, QuickBooks will:
Maintain all the site-related data you've entered, though you won't be able to see it.
Hide all site-related columns, fields, and reports from the QuickBooks interface.
Stop assigning stock-related transactions to any site.

If you turn the preference back on, then you must
Assign a temporary site to all stock-related transactions entered since you turned the preference off.
Transfer the stock from that temporary site to the actual sites (we'll walk you through these steps).

Then you can continue tracking stock at multiple locations the way you did before turning the feature off.

Serial/Lot numbers
1. Select the Serial/Lot Numbers tab.
2. Unmark the checkbox to clear the Enable Lot or Serial Numbers.

1. Select the FIFO tab.
2. Unmark the checkbox to clear the Use FIFO starting.

Barcode scanning
1. Select the Barcodes tab.
2. Unmark the checkbox to clear the Enable Barcode scanning.

Note: Even if you turn barcode scanning off, QuickBooks retains all the barcodes in your company file. If you decide to turn barcode scanning back on, your barcodes will reappear in your company file.

5. In the Advanced Stock Settings window, select OK.
6. In the Preferences window, select OK.
7. In the warning window that appears, select OK.

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