# What's Left with Soapmaking Friend?

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From my understanding you enter everything in inventory and it pulls from that.

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What is that?

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Batch feature is fully live now. Is something missing with it?

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Can you expand on this please, a scale graphic?

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But how does it determine the cost of each component since, for instance, I may have purchased coconut oil from 5 vendors at all different prices? Does it average the cost per ounce from all sources? Does it use the most recent purchase price? What is the mathematical process for determining the cost per ounce of “x” ingredient? Does that question even make sense?

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How can I duplicate this? Do you mean here:

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Can you expand please? What errors were they?

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I believe it pulls in order of input, not averages.

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Best practice would’ve to use the oldest supply first, since that’s how you’d really do it, but how the math would work for that procedure has me befuddled.

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Can you expand on what you mean by that please. Should have a range graphic?

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Not sure I fully understand, a cut/paste for what?

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So this is just on the Inventory side of things?

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I was asking to have s single text box populated from all my ingredients in the correct/descending order, separated by commas, so I can copy that text box and paste it into my label template in a single step. e.g. “coconut oil, palm oil, olive oil, water, sodium hydroxide, rosemary essential oil...”

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Not necessarily. In my mind, this is expanding what you currently call “supplies” into more of an inventory system. But, I’d still pull from that to build my recipe. I don’t feel like I’m providing you full answers. I’m sorry.

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I think I reconsider my request for CSV import. I just noticed the multiple rows per purchase. I think this will be enough for me. Initially it will be some effort to get all my stuff inputted - but maintenance will be ok.

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Where do you enter essential oils in supplies?
Maybe "product" needs to be "category" and we add our own products like we add suppliers?

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There are only two categories in inventory (or supplies as it is called):

Base Oils

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If it would help to clear things up, I’ll offer to Webex or phone conference.

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Re: Batch:

I closed SoapBuilder, logged out and it's still not fully functional. I even signed back on in another browser, so I know it has nothing to do with my cache.

No costs per batch or per bar. (Due to apparently non-functioning inventory cost calculations)
No lye or water removed from inventory. (Due to no place to input anything other than base oils & additives to Supplies.)
No view of recipe when working in the Batch, so it's like working blind. Should be able to view the recipe while inputting the information for the batch.
Lacking instructions how to use Batch. (Some features don't seem self-explanitory to me, so an indicator of how they are meant to be used, would be nice. - Add group - I have no idea what that is for. - Tag - purpose of this?) There appears to be a placeholder for an Intro paragraph, but I do hope there will also be some instructions somewhere, as well, perhaps a link to click.
Missing notes. I typed notes into my most recent batch (tested it 4 times so far), and when I view the batch, my notes do not appear on the viewing page.
Edit & Copy buttons are not actionable. Of the 3 buttons on the right, only the View button works.
Batch Size is Zero. Not sure why, when I chose a recipe that is 500 grams in size, so where does the batch size come from? I don't think it's loading the saved recipe, other than the name of the saved recipe.

The last one is a biggy, which would require some further design work. I can work around it by having two browser windows open and go back and forth to view the recipe on one window, while entering information on the window with the Batch open.

The first two are dependent on expanding and making the Inventory/Supplies features functional.

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