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How do I remove/hide past bin locations from inventory items?

I would like to remove old bin locations from an inventory item. We move our product regularly and would like to be able to hide the old bin locations and only have the default location showing. 

It is difficult to run inventory reports with zero qty showing on current bins, as all the old locations also show up. I would like only the default locations with zero to show up. 

Is there a way to do that. 

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Thank you for visiting us today, @ALGLP.


I can help you remove/hide the past bin locations of your inventory items. You have the option to turn of the tracking of bin locations.


Here's how:

  1. Click Edit.
  2. Choose Preferences.
  3. Select the Items & Inventory tab.
  4. Choose the Company Preferences.
  5. Click Advanced Inventory Settings.
  6. Uncheck the Track Bin Locations within Inventory Sites (row,shelf, or bin) box.
  7. Click OK.

After modifying your preferences, the inventory items no longer has the bin location field. For additional reference, you can check this article: Set up Advanced Inventory.


Keep me posted if you have other questions about inventory, ALGLP. I'm here to provide more help. Have a good one.

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Honey Lynn,


Thank you for your reply. Unfortunately this takes the bins away. I only want it to take the bins that do not have any inventory away.


If you look below. I would like all the old locations with 0 to go away or be able to hide them. 

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QuickBooks Team

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Hello there, ALGLP.


There's no option to hide a bin location at this time. I'd suggest sending a feature request to have this option added in QuickBooks Desktop. The updates we roll out are usually based on the suggestions that we receive from our customers.


Just visit our feedback site and share your thoughts and suggestions there: https://feedback.qbo.intuit.com/.


Please let me know if you need anything else.

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Thank you Sophia. 


It has been shared topic:  Be able to remove/hide past bin locations from inventory items

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Did they ever find a solution to this problem?? 

This is becoming a little too annoying for us. 

There is not need to show locations with 0 on them. 


Please Help ?


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Hello there, SundayWST.


Thanks for joining this thread. I appreciate you for sharing your thoughts with us.


At the moment, the option to hide bin location is unavailable. This time, allow me to personally submit a feature request directly to our product engineers to hopefully gain this functionality in the future.


To check for the new available features in QuickBooks Desktop, you can follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Help.
  2. Click New Features.
  3. Choose What's New.


I'll be around here in the Community, so please don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have any other concerns.