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Trying to generate a report on "vendors made active last week"

mark 3 years ago updated by Viktor Mizsei 3 years ago 7

I'm trying to generate a view for "Vendors made active last week" but I don't know how to do it.


My thought is I want a list of new vendors added to our database. However, there doesn't seem to be a date field for "date made active". There is a first contact date, last updated on, and many more. However, these don't get at what I am looking for. I want to share a list of new vendors that we activated last week with my PMs so they can think about the new resources we are adding on an ongoing basis.


Any thoughts?  


Thanks.

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Option 1:

The vendor manager put the new vendor in a category such as new vendors. That means for the PM that we would like to push him/her (We use this option) 

Option 2:

Use the completed jobs for filtering the really new vendors 

Option 3:

Create a macro and a periodic job which updates a custom date field with the date you need  

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Option 1:

The vendor manager put the new vendor in a category such as new vendors. That means for the PM that we would like to push him/her (We use this option) 

Option 2:

Use the completed jobs for filtering the really new vendors 

Option 3:

Create a macro and a periodic job which updates a custom date field with the date you need  

New vendor category works best for us as well.

Just curious. How do you use a new vendor category? Do you have someone deselect new vendors at some time them? And that would mean you still need a date field for when someone was designated as a new vendor. Otherwise, in a very short period of time, you'd have a lot of potentially new vendors who have been in the database for awhile. Am I thinking of this wrong?

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I won't really use this to select the new vendors, but to select the vendors we would like to push for some reasons. One of the reasons is that he/she is new. 

So answering your question, the vendor manager checks the vendors and set this category manually. BI tools are very good to show which vendors need some change. 

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XTRF doesn't collect such things as change of status. What if you changed it back to anything else than Active?

Victor's answer, in points 1 and 2 is what I would reply, if I got up earlier...

Option 4

Create a custom vendor date field called "Active Date" and have vendor manager update date when vendor managers make the vendor active. I can run views off of this field.


Thanks