How to Use a Script to Consolidate BackOrdered Line Items

If an order has multiple backorders, you can consolidate those backorders into one order by using a script.

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When inventory (that is allowed to be placed on backorder) cannot be allocated to an Order (e.g. low quantity, frozen status, etc.), a new Order record (per backorder item) with a status of "Back Order" for the outstanding quantity will be created.

NOTE: Items can only be placed on backorder when the Item record indicates so. To indicate that an item can be placed on backorder, you need to select Yes in the Backorder field which you'll find in the Purchasing tab of the Item record. 

Status Backorder Consolidator: 

If an order has multiple backorders you can consolidate those backorders into one order. 

1. Access the Script table. Two ways:
From the Dashboard: Click the Apps tab, click the Scripts App, then click the Script table.
From the Quick Actions shortcut: Press a dot (period) on your keyboard, then select the Script table from the list of Quick Actions.

2. Click the Create New button at the top right of the page then the  "Creating New Script" screen appears.

3. Complete the necessary fields at the top: 
- Input 'Backorder Consolidator' in the Name field.
- Select 'Record' as the Script Type.
- Select 'Beta' as the  API Version, then copy and paste the below script in the Code field:

4. Create a new Filter for Orders that are in a Backorder state and do not have the "ran-bo-consolidator" tag.

5. Create a Scheduled Script Plan using the Filter and script that was just created and adjust the schedule on the plan to run as often as required.