I have included this to help other less experienced users figure out how to save changes made to the standard Ticket Explorer and standard Customer (Entity) Search screen. It also helps me document the essential bits & pieces needed for our clubs scenario.
Basically we are using a Customer Number as the primary key to our Customers therefore it makes the vanilla screens a little harder to find customers without customization. Therefore you will want to add custom entity data to say the Ticket Explorer by right mouse clicking and selecting a column as show below:
The Important Tip!
To save your settings and update the layouts XML files (see below) you must:
Immediately Log Out;
Immediately Exit SamaPOS;
If you decide to move off the customized screen and go back (maybe to check ) the changes will revert back to the last saved setting on SambaPOS exit. Its a bit like the board game monopoly "don’t go past GO, don’t collect your $200, Go straight to Jail!.
For those who are interested the layouts in my case are saved here:
Haha yes one of those silly SambaPOS rules but I couldn’t find a better idea as users keeps removing columns unintentionally and calls us “SambaPOS stopped displaying ticket numbers”. It is hard to develop a free POS as some people waits sudden feature limitations that will force them to upgrade.