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How Do I Set Up Menu Item Countdown?

Menu Item Countdown functionality is dependent on Merchant Local Server (MLS) being configured and available for the till, and the till being configured for Menu Item Countdown. The countdown values for sales items are configured on the till and as items are sold, the countdown value is amended as an aide memoire for the floor staff (we are down to our last 5 Creme Brulee's for this shift). Cancelling items puts the counts back by the quantity sold. If you do a stock adjustment you would need to alter the countdown separately as the system is not running a stock figure for all products.


On the Profile - Settings 1 tab in Till, check on the Use Menu Item Countdown option.


Control who has access to this function using the function control on the Profile - Security tab.


Add the action of Menu Item Countdown to the ACTIVITY1 keyboard state on the Keyboard States tab of the POS Keyboards maintenance screen.


If configured correctly, the button Menu Item Countdown is displayed when you go into the Activity menu on POS. On selecting the Menu Item Countdown button, the sales items on the Fast Key panels are displayed.


Select a sales item. You are prompted to enter the countdown details of the sales item (if already configured, the current countdown information is shown). When entered , and the OK button is pressed, you will be able to select further sales items to enter their countdown info.


When all details have been entered, press the Exit button to return to the Activity menu.


The Menu Item Countdown values are displayed on the configured sales item buttons, and is updated with each new transaction. Sale of the item is prevented when the countdown value reaches zero (where configured).

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