We need to add the cost of the inventory item to the invoice.
I have customized the inventory item list to include a cost column and have input the cost for inventory items. As well I have customized the invoice to include an additional column. I chose “ Other 1” and labeled it “cost”. How do I link the cost from the inventory item list to the cost column on the invoice so it the cost is automatically entered on the invoice.
I love that you've discovered the flexibility of QuickBooks Desktop's template customization. Being able to add custom columns and fields is a great way to add your own personal touch and make sure your customers have all the information they need.
I can absolutely see how being able to link those additional columns with another section of data somewhere in your books to have it automatically populate information would cut down on the work you have to do. At this time, these additional fields cannot be mapped to pull data from elsewhere in the program. Manually entering the information is the way to go to make sure it's all in place.
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