Copy POL data to new POL with different order line type
We still experience issues when a POL is created with the 'wrong' POL type / inventory type (e.g., a print POL is created but e-inventory needs to be attached) - these 'incorrect' POLs must be deleted and recreated manually. There are other ideas out there to make POL types and architecture more flexible, such as this one:
and Ex Libris has done some work on this, e.g.:
In the comments of that request, Ex Libris indicates that allowing the kind of flexibility to 'change' a POL order line type - or attach different types of inventory to it - would cause database conflicts.
If that is still the case, one other possible way of saving manual effort when an incorrect POL type is used on a POL is to enable a one-click 'copy to new POL' function that copies all of the data from an existing POL that is common to all POLs - vendor, price, fund, notes, etc. - and puts it into a new POL, but allows you to change the POL type for the copied POL. So you could copy your physical one-time POL data to an electronic one-time POL, and delete the physical POL if necessary.
This would solve a couple of different use cases:
-Fixing migration issues (especially if you could run in batch, e.g., take all of these physical one-time POLs and make new POLs out of their data that are electronic one-time POLs)
-Fixing an error made during the ordering process (e.g., a print POL type was created and data filled out, but the inventory actually turned out to be electronic instead of print)
Thanks for considering!