A few things:
When you delete an item in RetailEdge point of sale software, it does not actually delete the item. It gets "turned off". This allows you to still see and report on the item's sales history even though it has been deleted. So you can delete any of these old items if you need to clean up your inventory.
If you want to keep these items in your inventory and have them work like the new matrixes, you can do the create a new series of matrix items and then Merge the old item (one at a time) with the new matrix children. You can merge by choosing Merge Items from the Tools|Global Change|Inventory menu item. This will take the sales history from the old item and move it to the new matrix child. If you want to have the matrix SKUs be the same as the old ones, then just rename the old ones something like SKU - OLD first before creating the new items. This will also allow you to more quickly look up the items to merge when in the utility.
wildman wrote:With version 8 when you enter items through a matrix, changing the cost or retail price on the matrix item will change all the items under it. Items that were brought in from 7.5 you have to edit each item. Is there any way to create a new matrix item and bring the items under it. If we just delete the item and reenter it we will loose all our history on that item. We have been using Retail for quite a long time (since DOS versions) so we have a lot of old items with a extensive sales history. with so many prices changing now it sure would be nice to have a easier way to make the changes.