5. Bin Inquiry

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5. Bin Inquiry

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The Bin Inquiry application provides information about bins the system. Core features of this application include:

  • General bin information
  • Items contained in the bin
    • Quantity
    • Lot/Serial Numbers
    • Descriptions
  • License Plates contained in the bin
  • Recent bin transactions
  • Printing labels

You can access the Bin Inquiry application from the Home screen by selecting Bin Inquiry.

When launched, the Bin Lookup List page will be displayed.

Bin Inquiry Lookup List

The Lookup List page allows you to either scan or select the Bin you wish to view.

Bin Inquiry


You can change the maximum number of bins that appear in this list by modifying the Document Max List setting on the Warehouse Insight Setup page in Business Central (default is 1000).

Use the filter bar to filter the lookup list to specific Bins if required.

Bin Inquiry Lookup List Columns

The Bin Inquiry Lookup List can show the following columns.

Column Description
Code The Bin “Code”
Empty The Bins “Empty” flag
Description The Bins “Description”
Zone Code The Bins “Zone Code”
Dedicated The Bins “Dedicated” flag
Extensibility: You may add additional columns by configuring the Device Columns for event “INV INQ::GetBinList” (ID: 10020).

Bin Management

When you scan or enter a Bin in the “Lookup List” you will be shown the Bin details page.

Bin Inquiry
Callout ID Description

The available menu options:

  • Close
  • Whse. Entries
  • Print
  • License Plates
2 Bin details
3 Bin contents for the Bin

You can also switch Bins by scanning a different Bin barcode from this screen as well without needing to exit back to the Lookup List page.

Note: If a Lot or Serial number has been selected the Quantity on Location will be filtered based on the selection.

Bin Contents

The Bin Contents displays all the Items that are in the Bin. This information is driven from the Bin Contents but any lines with a quantity of zero have been filtered out.

Configuration: The Bin Contents can be broken down by lot/serial number by setting the “Bin Contents Inquiry Mode” to “Group by Lot” in the “Device Configuration” page in NAV.

Bin Inquiry Bin Contents Columns

The Bin Contents can show the following columns.

Column Description
Item No. The Item number entry
Variant The Variant Code for the entry
Quantity The Quantity of that item in the bin
UOM The Unit of Measure for the Bin Content entry
Description The Item “Description”
Description 2 The Item “Description 2”
Lot No. The Lot No. of the Bin Content entry (if grouping by lot)
Serial No. The Serial No. of the Bin Content entry (if grouping by lot)
Extensibility: You may add additional columns by configuring the Device Columns for event “INV INQ::GetBinDetails” (ID: 10021) when not grouping by lot/serial number.

Bin Inquiry Menus

The following menus are available when viewing a Bin. Menus may be added or removed as required from the Device Menus page in NAV under the “BIN_INQ_DOC” Application.

Close (Menu)

This will close the screen and bring the user back to the Lookup List screen.

Whse. Entries (Menu)

The Warehouse Entries page provides a brief summary of the most recent activity for the Bin. The entries are filtered based on the selected Bin Content record selected.

Warehouse Entries

You may control the number of transactions shown by setting “Item Inquiry Max. Transactions” in the Warehouse Insight Setup page in NAV.

Extensibility: You may modify the columns shown by modifying the Device Columns for the event “INQ::GetWhseEntries” (ID: 10005).

Print (Menu)

When you press the menu “Print” a request will be sent to NAV to print a Bin label. You can configure which label report is run in the IWX Report Selections with the “Bin Label” usage.

The software provides a sample report that can be used as a reference for printing Bin Labels (report “WMDM Bin Label”, ID: 23044513).

Note: For more information on Printing and Printer selections see the NAV help.

License Plates (Menu)

The License Plates page lists the License Plates that are currently in the Bin.

License Plates

You may view the License Plate in more detail by selecting a License Plate and pressing the “Show License Plate” menu.

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