When you install SambaPOS it generates some demo data for you so you can test SambaPOS. To clear demo data and create your products follow these steps.
If you own DatabaseTools module you can simply execute
Clear Database Transactions task to clear all tickets. If you don’t see
Clear Database Transactions task in the list click
Create Default Tasks button.
If you don’t have DatabaseTools module follow this topic to clear transactions.
Products > Menu List > Menu to display categories. Clear all of these categories by clicking on category and
Delete Category link.
Save after removing all categories.
Products > Product List and Select all products by clicking
Ctrl + A
Right Click on the list and select
Delete Selected Items. Product List should be cleared.
Creating your products
In SambaPOS product category and menu category are different. Product category is useful for reporting and menu category is used to create menu buttons on screen. For example you may have multiple menus. In one menu Coffee may appear under
Beverages and in the other menu it may appear under
Hot Drinks. While creating products we should think how products should be categorised in reports. We’ll consider how it appears on menu screen later.
Start creating products by clicking on
Batch Create Products Link
- Start Category Names by
- Type Product Names under Category line
- All Product Names should end with a price.
Click OK to Create Products.
Products > Menu List > Menuto display default menu.
Add Categoryand Type category names
After clicking OK button SambaPOS will ask you if you want to add products automatically that matches the current category names.
Yes. SambaPOS will Add Soups under Soups category and Drinks under Drinks category. You can manually add remove products from categories by double clicking on category names.
You can move items from left to right to add more items under this category.
When you create a new product you should add it into a menu category to be able to see it on POS Screen.
This is how my new POS screen looks.