4. Configuring the Store and Dispensing

  1. Click on the Master Lists tab and select at least one Master List.
  2. Click OK
  3. Click OK again

If you have used store_create_from_name for creation of the store, and you have specified the sync site that the store will be Active on, then all you need to do here is:

  • Change the Synchronisation type for this store on the Primary Server to Collector if so desired (normally the case)
  • Configure this new store's Sync type to be Transfer or Active/Collector for any other sync sites that need to deal with this store.
  1. Edit store synchronisation settings (Special > Show Stores > Double-click on store > Synchronisation > Click to Unlock, enter code to edit):
  2. In the table below, in row of the Sync site that was created for this store, tick the tickbox in the Local column. This will automatically change the Sync type for that site to Active/Collector.
  3. Set Synchronisation type at the top to Collector
  4. Click OK
  1. Edit the 'name' associated with the Store and configure visibility to other Stores appropriately

These are set on the Custom fields tab of the store preferences in mSupply desktop (Special > Show Stores, Double-click on store > Custom fields tab).

Setting name Allowed Value(s) 1) Description
usesDashboardModule true or false Needs to be set to true if using the dashboard
usesVaccineModule true or false Needs to be set to true if using the vaccines module
usesCashRegisterModule true or false Needs to be set to true if using the cash register
usesPaymentModule true or false Needs to be set to true if handling cash payments. There are some (good!) side effects if this setting is true:
The sell and cost price columns are shown on Supplier Invoices
and are also shown when editing batches in a stocktake where the sell price is editable.
See below for examples.
usesPatientTypes true or false If set to true then you can choose between “Inpatient and Outpatient” when dispensing. The data is stored in the transact.user1 field. Of course, usesDispensaryModule must be set to true for this to have any effect (see above)
monthsLeadTime number (0) The months of lead time - will be multiplied by 30 to use in mobile as months of lead time
monthlyConsumptionLookBackPeriod number (12) The number of months to look back when calculating average monthly consumption (AMC)
monthlyConsumptionEnforceLookBackPeriod true or false if True, then the full lookbackup period will be used, even if there is no consumption in those periods. We don't recommend this, but it's here to comply with the rules in some countries

You can set other preferences for mobile in the Store preferences by going to Special > Show Stores, Double-click on store > Preferences tab) in mSupply desktop:

Here are the preferences and what they do:

Preference Description
mobile: Enforce lookback period Information coming soon!
mobile: Uses vaccine module Information coming soon!
mobile: Uses dashboard module Information coming soon!
mobile: Uses cash register module Information coming soon!
mobile: Uses Payment module Information coming soon!
mobile: Uses patient types Information coming soon!
mobile: Uses Hide Snapshot column Information coming soon!
Item Description
Programs If you have a master list configured as a program, in mobile you will then be able to perform stock takes or supplier requisitions by program.
Reasons If you have BOTH positive and negative inventory adjustments, have to apply a reason to stocktake lines with a difference != 0
Prescription Categories If you have transaction categories with type of “prescription” mobile will display a drop down list of prescription categories to select from
Insurance Providers If you configured an insurance provider, then mobile will give you the ability to choose a policy, and to edit and create them at the end of a prescription
Payment Types If you have configured any payment types, they’ll show up in a list at the end of a prescription
  1. Ensure that your store is a Dispensary by choosing Dispensary from the drop-down list on the General tab of the store preferences.
  2. The mobile store needs to have the following field in Custom Fields for the dispensary to be visible in mobile

Of course you will need to synchronise mSupply mobile with the server before the mobile device receives these configuration settings. After sync, your Navigator window will look like this

The cost and sell price are visible on supplier invoices:

The cost and sell price are visible when doing stocktakes:

Default value is in italics - this is used if preference is not configured
  • en/mobile/setup/server_side/config.txt
  • Last modified: 2020/06/05 02:06
  • by Administrator