[Updated by Myriam on 01.2019]
What is the need / problem:
The BEP currently displays products in a non-alphabetical order. Users have requested that they can sort alphabetically so that when they are updating stock/prices from a written alphabetical list they can just run down the products in BEP in the same order. Also they can search their products variants more easily. Especially when a product has multiple variants.
Same in the OC page, to choose what to put in the OC, it’s today a mess as products/variants are not sorted in alphabetical order.
And sames as well when an admin create an order via back office (button + new order on orders page). When they type 3 letters like bread for bread all the variants of the bread product are proposed but in a random order. For a product with 15 variants (like beer or bread) it’s messy to find the good one.
So to sum up the need is to sort alphabetically the products/variants in the back office as well, today it is only sorted alphabetically in the front office.
In 2 words: Faster Stock Updates and OC/order creation
Who does it impact and what is the impact
Managers and producers who manage their catalog.
What is the benefit in focusing on this
Mangers and enterprise users will spend less time updating their stock info, setting up an OC, or capturing a new order.
Potential solutions that will solve this problem
Ability to sort the products/variants alphabetically in BEP, OC, and new order pages - ideal if this was default.
Link to previous discussions on the topic
- Previous work done on front office to sort products / variants alphabetically https://github.com/openfoodfoundation/openfoodnetwork/issues/1663