Add Product Category to Product Quote in Invoices/Quotations

When adding Line Items to invoices or quotations I would like to add Product Category(auto populate when product is chosen) to the view and link the quotation/invoice to product category as well when created. It appears AOS Product Quotes is used to define the view and logic in the calculations but I do not see any module by that name in the Studio or in the relationship dropdown to create a relationship.

I am new to Suite CRM and am still finding my way around, request some guidance to accomplish what I am trying.

AOS_Product_Quotes is a hidden module which is used to store the actual line_items in Quotes and Invoices. It cannot be editied in studio.

So what you want to do is add the Product category to each individual line item in a Quote or invoice? I have personally made those kind of modifcations to AOS_Product_Quotes several times for our customers and it is not a trivial job.

You will have to make changes to files in modules/AOS_Products_Quotes/

and in AOS_Products_Quotes.php edit the save_lines function.

You will also have to add a field to AOS_Products_Quotes database via the vardefs to store product category in the line item.

And probably modify some other files which I cant remember off hand.

Basically if your not a developer/programmer then you will have to hire somebody to make the changes.

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Hi Andy

Thank you for the guide, it has been helpful
I have created and modified custom/modules/AOS_Products_Quotes/line_items.js to add the fields to the Edit View to allow me to make changes to be upgradable safe.
Please guide to making changes to Line_items.php and AOS_Products_Quotes.php in an upgrade safe way.

Thank you

You need to copy all the AOS_Quotes and AOS_Invoices and AOS_Products_Quotes.php files into their respective custom folders and then edit the files and look where they point to Line_items.php and change them to point to your custom Line_items.php.

I am not 100% sure this can be done in a fully upgrade safe way however.

Thank You for your reply
I have modified the Line_Items.php and it is working as expected.

Good job :wink:

Hi vibgup, could you do it in a upgrade safe mode? I’m trying to override AOS_Quotes vardefs like this:

$dictionary['AOS_Quotes']['fields']['line_items']['function'] ['include'] = 'custom/modules/AOS_Products_Quotes/Line_Items.php';

In order to use my custom Line_items.php, but I’m getting this error:

PHP Fatal error: Cannot redeclare display_lines() (previously declared in custom/modules/AOS_Products_Quotes/Line_Items.php:25)

Thanks in advance!

Found the problem, the same file its included twice in vardefs, so I needed to change both, it’s working now, thanks!

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Hi there, Would this be a good way to create “pricebooks”. So if someone is adding line items the can pick “Product Category” AKA pricbook, then Select it’s specially priced child product? I supposed you would have to add security to what category is available for users? Is this possible or is there another way to deal with pricebook in SuiteCRM?

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