EZ Batch report module lets you run a batch report on either batched or unbatched orders. You can
also use it to create packing slips and create flat files for use with tools like the Fedex online label and UPS's My UPS programs. It creates an orders export flat file with data the standard export
program forgot to include. It can email the flat file exports to you. This module is for MIVA Merchant 5.x. We also have the corresponding module for an older version of Merchant.
- Generate a standard type batch report from existing batches
- Generate a standard type batch report from a | delimited list of order IDs
- Hide CC secure data unless on secure server and proper pass phrase is used
- Generate packing slips by removing sections like shipping and payment details
- Select which customer fields to display and in the order you want them
- Can exclude prices and totals
- Can include page breaks between orders
- Include store address with image if desired
- Optionally remove color bar for faster printing
- Can include date and time of order
- Include one or more Addendum checkout responses (requires our Addendum Checkout Questions module)
- Create flat files with shipping addresses (Fedex label, Quickbooks, My UPS address book)
- Create a flat file of the orders similar to standard orders export (can include "other" charges)
- Email the finished flat files to yourself as an attachment
- Can include %module|xxxxx|xx% type tokens for 3rd party module insertion
- If you have cron, automatically run the latest batch and export orders to flat file
- EZ to use, no complicated setup requirements
You can generate the report by selecting from a list of existing batches. You can also run the
report by including a | delimited list of order numbers in the input. This allows you to create/print
a batch report of unbatched order(s).
You can also create packing slips with this same module. Exclude certain elements like the shipping
and payment details, along with product prices and totals, and you have a convenient printout
which can be packed with the items as an inventory list. This is made easy by using the option
to insert a page break after each order.
When used for creating packing slips, you'll probably use the option to include your store address
and logo image on each page.
If you are using our Addendum module you can display one or more of the responses. You can
select which ones will be displayed. You can use Addendum View (report module with Addendum)
to generate a list of order IDs which match a certain criteria. For example, you might have a
question on checkout to have the customer designate their desired delivery date. You can search
the Addendum responses for a specific date and it will create the view list (order IDs) which can
be used in the EZ Batch. Another popular use of Addendum is to collect the salesman or representative
code with an order. Not only can you display the code in the batch report, but if you use Addendum View to
create a list of orders attributed to that salesman, you can make a batch printout for each salesman
with only their orders on it.
You can select to create flat files of the customer ship to addresses when you run EZ Batch. It formats
them in an order which can be imported into shipping manager programs like Fedex's online label creator. It can also generate a flat file of customer info which can be imported into
Quickbooks. Import a flat file of customer addresses from
the batch into My UPS address book. You can either retrieve the files from the server with FTP or have them emailed at the completion of the batch report. Like the regular order emails, these emails are non-secure
so you need to evaluate the sensitivity of the information
in the export file before you use the email feature. Clerks don't need access to your Merchant admin. No copy and paste; a few clicks and the order addresses are imported into the above programs.
You can select to create a flat file of the orders when you run EZ Batch. This export is similar to
the standard orders export in Miva Merchant. However, one important omission in the standard
export is the "other" charges, which includes things like coupons, fees, etc. The "other" charges is specified in the Miva Merchant API, but was ignored when the code for the standard report was written. You can also include the Addendum responses (if you are using our Addendum module) in the orders export. You can either retrieve the file from the server with FTP or have it emailed at the completion of the batch report. Like the regular order emails, these emails are non-secure so you need to evaluate the sensitivity of the information in the export file before you use the email feature. No credit
card info is in the order export file.
If you have 3rd party modules which can use a token to insert their data into the batch report, you
can use tokens in the format %module|xxxxx|xx%
If you have access to cron on your server, you can automatically run the most recent batch and export the orders any time, day or night. Send the order export file via email during the middle of the night. Works well with our
batch creation by date module which automatically creates batches using a cron task.
The module currently fully supports the mivasql configuration of MIVA Merchant 5. It also supports MySQL as long as load balancing has the data stored on the single MySQL server. This would be the case in most of the server setups. For those that are not, we are in the process of converting the code for that remaining, very small group of MIVA Merchant stores. At this time we have not had a problem. Modules will be moved to the top of the queue as needed.