Dynamic Ship 2.5 (BC13+) introduced a command to copy the last package. The command is –COPYLASTPKG or –CLP. This command will duplicate the current or last package if there’s no current package.
For this processes, the user would create the first package, pack the desired quantity of the item, and finally set the package dimensions. Once that has been done, they can then issue the –clp to duplicate that package, dimensions and packed items. If they know they need several copies, they can tell the system how many by adding digits after the command, such as –clp12. This will then have the process copy the package no more than 12 times, but it will stop short if there isn’t enough quantity on the order. If the user just wants to create as many identical packages as possible, they can use –clp0. 0 tells the system the user wants as many as possible. If there’s overflow quantity, e.g. 2 per box, but 5 on the order, it won’t be handled by the process.
You can always see all available commands by searching for the Dynamic Ship Pack Commands or use the command –HELP or –H in the package worksheet.
This process can be turned into a single command, with the following configuration:
1. In the Dynamic Ship Setup, the Item Quantity Behaviour must be set to pack one, and Chain Multiple Commands enabled.
2. A suitable License Plate Template for the user should exist, with the Shipment Dimensions, Weight, and their Units of Measure populated.
Once that is completed, the following style of command can be issued:
R: %lpt% tells the system to look for a License Plate Template with the code template.
G: %i% tells the system to look for an item with the number item.
B: This will copy that packing information as often as possible.
If you truly want the user to enter just one simplified command, this can also be done by using the Dynamic Ship Extensibility. This would allow creation of a custom command to handle the different scenarios that may be required, e.g. differing box sizes, item weights, packing more than one of select items, etc. This could be done with your partner’s assistance or ours. Further information can be found here.