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A "working item" is a specific type of product especially made for advanced stock management users.
A working item is in the middle stage of completion, between "ingredient" and final "item".
For most Stock Management purposes, you will only need to regulate your Items, and sometimes Ingredients.
If you use the Stock Management app, you may also want to create daily Preparation Lists. Preparation lists will look at how much of each ingredient you used in the past and instruct you how much you will need for the future. To use this feature, you will also need to create Working Items, which are the middle stage between the Ingredient and the final Item.
How to set up Working Items
For example, if you bake cakes, you may want to see how much milk, flour, and eggs you should purchase for the next week, based on the previous week of sales.
In this case, you will need to:
Create the Ingredient(s): eggs, flour, milk, sugar, cornstarch
Create the Working Item(s): the cake batter and icing
Create the Item: the final cake product
Set the eggs, flour, and milk as Ingredients of the cake batter
Set the cake batter as an Ingredient of the cake
Set the sugar and cornstarch as Ingredients of the icing
Set the icing as an Ingredient of the cake