Receiving

The Receiving app allows you to indicate that materials ordered through the creation of purchase order lines in the Orders app have been received by the library.

Definition of terms related to the Receiving app:

  • Package. A purchase order that represents the acquisition of multiple titles.
  • Piece. A subsection of a receiving title that is expected to be received. For example, if the ordered title is a journal subscription, then a piece of that title could be volume one of the journal.
  • Receive. To confirm that an all or part of an order has been delivered to the library.
  • Receiving title. The title of the ordered material. There may be one or more pieces attached.
  • Unreceive. To indicate that an order previously listed as “received” has not been delivered to the library.

Permissions

The permissions listed below allow you to interact with the Receiving app and determine what you can or cannot do within the app. You can assign permissions to users in the Users app. If none of these permissions are assigned to a user, they are unable to see the Receiving app or any related information.

  • Receiving: View. This permission allows the user to view receiving information for orders.
  • Receiving: View, edit. This permission allows the user to receive and edit pieces that are associated with a purchase order line.
  • Receiving: View, edit, create. This permission allows the user to view, edit, and create piece records. Note: Users can only create pieces if the related purchase order line has the Receiving workflow set to “Independent order and receipt quantity.”
  • Receiving: View, edit, delete. This permission allows the user to view, edit and delete pieces in the Receiving app.
  • Settings (Receiving): Can view and edit settings. This permission allows the user to manage receiving settings.

Keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts allow you to perform actions in this app using the keyboard. See Platform essentials > Keyboard shortcuts for more information.

Creating a receiving title

Usually, an order consists of a receiving title that may have one or more pieces attached. For example, if you order a journal, the receiving title would be the journal name and the attached pieces would include each issue of the journal.

Purchase order lines can also be used to represent Packages. A package order line is created in the Orders app as a single purchase order line, but it can’t be located or received in Receiving because it represents the acquisitions of multiple titles (for example, a monographic standing order). In order to receive the titles that are included in a package, you must create the receiving titles in the Receiving app and link them to the Package POL. In this version of FOLIO, receiving titles must be connected to an instance in the Inventory app and a POL.

The New action allows you to create the receiving titles that come in a package so that they can be received by the library. This action also allows you to link existing instances to a package POL if you want to create a relationship between the instance and the order. In this case, the receiving title is searchable by its related POL number.

  1. Click New.
  2. In the New title window, in the PO line details section, click POL number look-up.
  3. In the Select order lines dialog, in the Search & filter box, enter the Package POL number.
  4. Optional: Filter results using the filters in the Select order lines dialog.
  5. Click Search and select the Package from the Search results. The Package POL is linked to the new title.
  6. Enter a Title for the item in the Package.
  7. Fill in the rest of the fields under Item details and PO line details. For more information on the fields and actions available in these sections, see the section descriptions below.
  8. Click Save & close. A confirmation message appears, and the new receiving title is created and appears in the Receiving pane. It can now be edited, expected pieces can be added to it, and it can be received. You can locate the title by searching for the PO or POL number, the Package Name, the Title(s).

Item details

  • Title. The title of the material to be received. Note: For non-package POLs the receiving title is created automatically. For Package POLs you use the look-up to link an inventory instance to the Package POL and successfully add a receiving title.
  • Publisher. Publisher of the material.
  • Publication date. Date the material was published.
  • Edition. Edition of the material.
  • Subscription from. Start date of subscription (if applicable).
  • Subscription to. End date of subscription (if applicable).
  • Subscription interval. Number of days the subscription lasts (if applicable).
  • Contributor. The contributor of the material.
  • Product ID. An identifying number, such as ISBN or DOI.

Adding a contributor

Note: Adding a contributor is optional, but if you click Add contributor, you must enter an Contributor and Contributor ID type or delete the contributor in order to save the title.

  1. Click Add contributor.
  2. Enter the Contributor.
  3. Select a Contributor ID type from the drop-down list. The Contributor is added once all changes are saved.
Deleting a contributor
  1. Find the contributor you want to delete.
  2. Click the trash can icon. The contributor is removed and is deleted once the changes are saved.
Adding a product ID and type

Note: Adding a product ID and type is optional, but if you click Add product ID and type, you must enter a Product ID and Product ID type or delete the product ID and type in order to save the title.

  1. Click Add product ID and type.
  2. Enter the Product ID.
  3. Optional: Enter a Qualifier. For example, you may want to add paperback as a Qualifier for an ISBN.
  4. Select the Product ID type from the drop-down list. The product ID is added once all changes are saved.
Deleting a product ID and type
  1. Find the product ID you want to delete.
  2. Click the trash can icon. The product ID is removed and is deleted once the changes are saved.

PO line details

  • POL number. The purchase order line number. This can only be populated by using the POL number look-up. See Creating a receiving title for more information.
  • Expected receipt date. The date the material is expected to be received. This is automatically populated with information from Orders and cannot be modified.
  • Receiving note. Notes about receiving the material. This is automatically populated with information from Orders and cannot be modified.
  • Must acknowledge receiving note. When this checkbox is selected, the Receiving note dialog appears when you attempt to receive the material. You must click Continue in order to receive the material.

Linking an existing receiving title

  1. Click New.
  2. In the New title window, click Title look-up.
  3. In the Select instance dialog, in the Search & filter box, enter the title you want to link to the package.
  4. Optional: Filter the results using the filters in the Select instance dialog.
  5. Click Search and select the Title from the search results. This populates all of the fields that have already been filled out for the existing title.
  6. Fill in the rest of the fields under Item details. See Item details above for more information.
  7. Click POL number look-up.
  8. In the Select order lines dialog, in the Search & filter box, enter the Package POL number.
  9. Optional: Filter the results using the filters in the Select order lines dialog.
  10. Click Search and select the Package from the search results.
  11. Click Save & close. The existing title is now linked to the Package POL. It can be located by searching for its Title, original POL number, Package POL number, or Package name.

Searching for a receiving title

You can search for orders to be received in the Search & filter pane. To search for orders, enter your search terms into the box. Select the Keyword drop-down list to search through one of the following fields:

  • Keyword. Searches through all fields in the drop-down list. This is the default search.
  • Title. Title of the ordered material.
  • Package. The name of the package to which a receiving title is attached.
  • Product ID. Identifying number, typically assigned in Orders when the order was created.
  • PO number. The purchase order number.
  • POL number. The purchase order line number.
  • Vendor reference number. The vendor reference number for the purchase order line associated with this receiving title.

You can also search for orders by selecting any of the filters in the Search & filter pane. Additionally, you can apply the filters after you perform a search to limit your results. See the sections below for more information.

Order status

In the Search & filter pane, click Order status and select any applicable filters:

  • Closed. Orders that are closed.
  • Open. Orders that are open.
  • Pending. Orders that are pending.

Only open orders can be received.

Vendor

To search for orders from a specific vendor, follow these steps:

  1. In the Search & filter pane, click Vendor.
  2. Click Organization look-up.
  3. In the Select Organization dialog, search for the vendor.
  4. Select the vendor you want to filter by. The search results appear in the Receiving pane.

Order type

In the Search & filter pane, click Order type and select any applicable filters:

  • One-time. One-time orders that are received within the year.
  • Ongoing. Ongoing orders that span multiple years.

Material type

To search for orders of a specific material type, follow these steps:

  1. In the Search & filter pane, click Material type.
  2. Select the material type from the drop-down list. The search results appear in the Receiving pane.

Order format

In the Search & filter pane, click Order format and select any applicable filters:

  • Electronic Resource. Order lines containing an electronic resource.
  • Physical Resource. Order lines containing a physical resource.
  • P/E Mix. Order lines containing a physical and electronic mixed resource.
  • Other. Order lines containing a different type of resource.

Tags

To search for orders assigned specific tags, follow these steps:

  1. In the Search & filter pane, click Tags.
  2. Select the tag(s) from the drop-down list. The search results appear in the Receiving pane.

Location

To search for orders assigned to a specific permanent location, follow these steps:

  1. In the Search & filter pane, click Location.
  2. Click Location look-up.
  3. In the Select permanent location dialog, select an Institution, Campus, Library, and Location using the drop-down lists.
  4. Click Save and close. The search results appear in the Receiving pane.

Receiving status

In the Search & filter pane, click Receiving status and select any applicable filters:

  • Expected. The order is expected to arrive.
  • Received. The order has arrived and been received.

Acquisition units

To search for orders assigned to a specific acquisition unit, follow these steps:

  1. In the Search & filter pane, click Acquisition units.
  2. Select the acquisition unit(s) from the drop-down list. The search results appear in the Receiving pane.

Note: The Receiving app does not currently support restricting user permissions based on acquisition unit.

Received date

To search by date received from received pieces, follow these steps:

  1. In the Search & filter pane, click Received date.
  2. Enter a start date in the From box and an end date in the To box.
  3. Click Apply. The search results appear in the Receiving pane.

Expected receipt date

To search by the expected receipt date from expected pieces, follow these steps:

  1. In the Search & filter pane, click Expected receipt date.
  2. Enter a start date in the From box and an end date in the To box.
  3. Click Apply. The search results appear in the Receiving pane.

Receipt due

To search by the receipt due date from the order purchase order line, follow these steps:

  1. In the Search & filter pane, click Receipt due.
  2. Enter a start date in the From box and an end date in the To box.
  3. Click Apply. The search results appear in the Receiving pane.

To clear all filters, go to the Search & filter pane and click Reset all.

Viewing receiving titles details

Receiving title details can be viewed by any user with the Receiving: View permission.

Search results

Once you search for a receiving title, the following information appears in the Receiving pane:

  • Title. The title of the material to be received.
  • Expected receipt date. The date the material is expected to be received.
  • Package. The name of the package the receiving title is associated with (if applicable).
  • POL number. The purchase order line number. Click on this number to open the related POL in the Orders app.
  • Receiving note. Notes about receiving the material.
  • Locations. The location(s) to which the order is assigned.
  • Order status. The status of the order, either open, closed, or pending.

In the search results, click on a receiving title to view it. The receiving title pane displays with additional information about the title.

Title information

This section displays the material details defined under Creating a receiving title.

POL details

This section displays the details of the purchase order lines.

  • POL number. The purchase order line number.
  • Expected receipt date. The date the piece is expected to be received.
  • Receiving note. Notes about receiving the material.
  • Order type. The type of order, either one-time or ongoing.
  • Vendor. The organization from which the material was purchased.
  • Material supplier. The supplier of the material.
  • Requester. The person who requested the item.
  • Rush. This flag indicates whether rush handling should be applied to this order

Expected

This section displays the pieces of the order that are still expected to be received. See Adding an expected piece for more information.

Received

This section displays the pieces of the order that have been received. See Receiving an order for more information.

Editing receiving title information

  1. Find the receiving title you want to edit and select it.
  2. In the receiving title pane, click Edit.
  3. In the receiving title window, you can modify Item details and PO line details. Note: The Title look-up and POL number look-up functions are different in editing mode. See details below.
  4. Fill out the desired fields.
  5. Click Save & close. A confirmation message appears and the receiving title is updated.

Title look-up

The Title look-up function replaces the current title with a title that already exists as an instance in Inventory. This doesn’t replace existing publishing or subscription details, but it does add any contributors or product IDs associated with the new title. Once you make this change, the material is longer searchable by the original title.

  1. Click Title look-up.
  2. In the Select instance dialog, in the Search & filter box, enter part or all of the title.
  3. Optional: Filter your results using the filters in the Select instance dialog.
  4. Click Search and select the title from your search results. The title updates once all changes are saved.

POL number look-up

The POL number look-up function replaces the current POL number with a POL number that already exists in Inventory. This doesn’t replace any item details, only the POL number. Once you make this change, the material is no longer searchable by the original POL number.

  1. Click POL number look-up.
  2. In the Select order lines dialog, in the Search & filter box, enter the POL number.
  3. Optional: Filter your results using the filters in the Select order lines dialog.
  4. Click Search and select the POL number from your search results. The POL number updates once all changes are saved.

Adding an expected piece

An expected piece is a part of an order you expect to receive. For example, if you order a magazine subscription, you might expect to receive 12 different pieces during the year. If you order a book that comes with supplemental materials such as a CD or map, you might expect to receive multiple pieces with the order. The order does not initially display each piece that comes with it. Adding expected pieces to an order allows you to track which pieces of the order have been received and which are still expected.

Expected pieces can be found in the Expected section of a Receiving app record. Expected pieces can also be received from this section. See Quick receive for more information.

Note: To add an expected piece in Receiving, the Receiving workflow on the order must be set to “Independent order and receipt quantity” when the order is opened.

  1. Find the receiving title to which you want to add a piece and select it.
  2. In the Expected section, click Add piece.
  3. Add information about the piece in the Add piece dialog. See below for more information about each field.
  4. Click Save & close. The new piece is displayed in the Expected section.

Add piece

  • Caption. A word, phrase or abbreviation indicating the parts into which the publisher has divided the serial, such as “volume,” “part,” or “band.”
  • Copy number. The copy number of the piece.
  • Enumeration. The enumeration of the piece which indicates the sequential numeric and/or alphabetic designation used by a publisher to identify the individual bibliographic or physical parts and to show the relationship of each part to the bibliographic unit as a whole.
  • Chronology. The chronology of the piece, such as “year”, “month.”
  • Piece format. The order format, as selected in Orders. This field is not editable.
  • Expected receipt date. The date the piece is expected to be received.
  • Comment. Comments or notes about the piece.
  • Order line locations. A list of locations that were selected on the purchase order line.
  • Select location. In the drop down list, select the location for this piece. You can change the location by clicking Create new holdings for location.
  • Create item. Select the Create item checkbox to connect the new piece to an instance in Inventory. This option is only available for pieces linked to an order with the purchase order line Create inventory value set to “Instance/holding/item.” . Note: In order to create an item in Inventory, a default instance status, instance type, and loan type must already be set up in Settings. See Settings > Orders for more information.
  • Supplement. Select the Supplement checkbox to indicate that the piece is a supplementary material such as a CD or a map.
  • Display on holdings. Select the Display on holdings checkbox to indicate that information about this piece should be displayed in the Inventory app in the Acquisition section of the holding record. See Inventory > Acquisition for more information.

Create new holdings for location

Note: If the location is changed for a specific piece and no holding exists for that location already, a new holding is created.

  1. In the Add piece dialog, click Select holdings.
  2. In the Select permanent location dialog, select an Institution, Campus, Library, and Location.
  3. Click Save and close. The changes appear in the Select holdings field of the Add piece dialog. The location is confirmed once the piece is saved.

Editing an expected or received piece

To edit an expected or received piece, make sure the correct receiving title is displayed by using the Search & filter pane and look under the Expected and Received sections of the title.

Editing an expected piece

  1. Select the piece you want to edit.
  2. In the Edit piece dialog, the same fields as the Add piece dialog appear. See above for more information.
  3. Edit the contents of fields, as needed.
  4. Click Save & close. A confirmation message appears and the piece is updated.

Editing a received piece

  1. Select the piece you want to edit.
  2. In the Edit piece dialog, the same fields as the Add piece dialog appear. See above for more information. Note: You cannot make changes to Piece format or Create item when editing a received piece. If the Create item checkbox was selectedwhen the piece was created, the text Connected is displayed. If the checkbox was cleared, it still displays the Create item box, but the checkbox is not editable.
  3. Fill out the desired fields.
  4. Click Save & close. A confirmation message appears and the piece is updated.

Deleting an expected or received piece

To delete an expected or received piece, make sure the correct receiving title is displayed by using the Search & filter pane and look under the Expected and Received sections of the title.

Deleting an expected piece

  1. Select the piece you want to edit.
  2. In the Edit piece dialog, the same fields as the Add piece dialog appear. See above for more information.
  3. Click Delete. A confirmation message appears, click Confirm and the piece is deleted.

Deleting a received piece

  1. Select the piece you want to delete.
  2. In the Edit piece dialog, the same fields as the Add piece dialog appear. See above for more information.
  3. Click Delete. A confirmation message appears, click Confirm and the piece is deleted.

Receiving a piece

Receiving a piece confirms that the ordered material arrived at the library.

There are two ways to receive a piece:

  • Quick Receive
  • Receive

Quick receive

Quick receive can be used when you want to receive one piece of an order at a time.

  1. Using the Search & filter pane, find the receiving title from which you want to receive pieces and select it.
  2. In the Expected section of the order, click on the piece you want to receive.
  3. In the Edit piece dialog, make any necessary edits to the piece.
  4. Click Quick receive. The piece is now displayed under the Received section.

Receive

The Receive function can be used to receive multiple pieces at once.

  1. Using the Search & filter pane, find the receiving title you want to receive and select it.
  2. In the Expected section of the receiving title, click Receive.
  3. In the receiving title window, all of the expected pieces are displayed. Here, you can make changes to the pieces. See below for more information.
  4. Select the checkbox beside each piece you want to receive. Note: If you want to receive all of the pieces, click the top checkbox.
  5. Click Receive. The selected pieces are now displayed under the Received section.

Receive

  • Order line locations. A list of locations that were selected on the purchase order line.
  • Caption. A word, phrase or abbreviation indicating the parts into which the publisher has divided the serial, such as “volume,” “part,” or “band.”
  • Enumeration. The enumeration of the piece which indicates the sequential numeric and/or alphabetic designation used by a publisher to identify the individual bibliographic or physical parts and to show the relationship of each part to the bibliographic unit as a whole.
  • Copy number. The copy number of the piece.
  • Barcode. A unique barcode for the piece. You can only add a barcode if the piece is already Connected to an instance in Inventory, or if the Create item checkbox is selected.
  • Piece format. The order format, as selected in Orders. This field is not editable.
  • Request. Information from the Requests app about this ordered material. A value of “Yes” indicates that a request is open for the piece.
  • Comment. Comments or notes about the piece.
  • Select location. The location, as selected in Orders. You can change the location by clicking Create new holdings for location.
  • Item status. This field is populated with the item status that will appear in Inventory after the item is received. The item status will change from “On order” to “In process.”
  • Call number. Enter the call number for the piece. You can only add a call number if the piece is already Connected to an instance in Inventory, or if the Create item checkbox is selected.
  • Create item. Selecting the Create item checkbox links the new piece to an instance in Inventory. This option is only available for pieces linked to an order with the purchase order line Create inventory value set to “Instance/holding/item.” Note: In order to create an item in Inventory, a default instance status, instance type, and loan type must already be set up in Settings. See Settings > Orders for more information.

Unreceiving an order

  1. In the Received section of the receiving title, click Unreceive.
  2. In the receiving title window, all of the received pieces are displayed.
  3. Optional: Make changes to the Comment field.
  4. Select the checkbox beside each piece you want to unreceive. Note: If you want to unreceive all of the received pieces, select the top checkbox.
  5. Click Unreceive. The selected pieces are now displayed under the Expected section.

You can also open the Receiving app from the action menu of an open order by clicking Receive.

Last modified October 18, 2022