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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Tally 9 bug - Importing Standard Cost / Price data

Recently, we noticed a problem while importing the Standard Price data into Tally 9. Though this issue is NOT yet officially confirmed by Tally Solutions-Bangalore, it prima facie appears to be a BUG with Tally 9.

One of our Clients provided an Excel sheet that contained Stock-Item Masters with Standard-Price details (i.e. Standard Price Effective Date and Rate). The objective was to update the new PRICE-LIST in Tally 9.

On importing the Stock-Item Masters with Standard Price Date/Rate into Tally 9, the existing Standard-price data was overwritten.

On further analysis, we noticed :-

1) Tally 7.2 and Tally 9 behave/function differently when we import the Standard-Cost and Standard-Price data (into Stock-Item Master).
2) Tally 7.2 appends the Standard Cost / Price data to the existing Standard Cost/Price data.
3) Tally 9 overwrites the existing Standard Cost / Price data.

Here are the steps to check-out the same.

Create (manually create) a Stock-Item master in both Tally 7.2 and Tally 9. The details as given below:-

NAME: Bush
PARENT: Spares
Under the Standard Price, enter the following:-
Date: 01-04-2008
Rate: 100

Download the XML file which contains Standard Price data for 01-05-2008.

Now, try importing the Standard Price data from this XML file into Tally 7.2 and Tally 9.

For Tally 7.2, use Option "Gateway of Tally >> Import Masters"
For Tally 9, use Option "Gateway of Tally >> Import of Data >> Masters"

Notice, that the existing data for 01-04-2008 gets overwritten in Tally 9, whereas in Tally 7.2 it gets appended to the existing Standard Price data.