Connect to InvenTree¶
Use of the InvenTree app assumes that you (the user) have access to an InvenTree server.
When first running the app, no profile has been configured. The server icon in the top-right corner of the home screen is red, indicating that there is no connection to an InvenTree server:
Press on the server icon to navigate to the server selection view:
The app supports multiple server profiles, providing simple switching between different InvenTree servers and/or account profiles.
Press the button in the bottom-right corner of the screen to create a new server profile.
Enter the required server details:
|Name||Name for the server profile (can be any value, simply for reference)|
|Server||InvenTree server address (including port, if required). e.g.
|Username||Your account username (case sensitive)|
|Password||Your account password (case sensitive)|
Connect to Server¶
Once the server profile is created, you need to connect to the server. Simply short press on the server profile to connect.
Alternatively, long press on the server profile to activate the context menu, then select Connect to Server.
When the app successfully connects to the server, a success message is briefly displayed at the bottom of the screen. A green icon next to the server profile indicate that the profile is currently selected and also the connection was successful.
If (for whatever reason) the app does not successfully connect to the InvenTree server, a failure message is displayed, and a red icon is displayed next to the server profile.
In this case, the error message displayed at the bottom of the screen provides context as to why the app could not successfully connect to the server.
To edit the server profile details, long press on the server profile, and select Edit Server Profile:
The app home screen provides quick-access buttons for stock view and actions:
Select the Scan Barcode icon to open the barcode scanner. Scan a barcode to navigate to a detail view for the item you have scanned.
Select the Search icon to open the InvenTree search window. Entering a search term will return multiple search results, as shown in the examples below:
Select the Parts icon to open the parts display. This initially displays the top-level part category, showing information for parts and sub categories.
Selected the Starred Parts icon to show a list of parts you have personally marked as your "favorite" parts.
Select the Stock icon to open the stock display. This initially displays the top-level stock category, showing information for stock items and sub locations.
Select the Purchase Orders icon to open the purchase orders display. This shows a list of currently outstanding purchase orders, allowing line items to be received into stock.
Select the Settings icon to open the settings display
The Drawer Menu is a quick-access menu which is accessible from most display screens:
The Drawer Menu can be accessed in the following ways:
- From the Home Screen select the Drawer icon in the top-left corner of the screen
- From any other screen, long-press the Back button in the top-left corner of the screen
The Drawer Menu provides instant access to the following actions:
Select InvenTree to navigate to the home screen.
Select Scan Barcode to open the barcode scanner, and scan an InvenTree stock item or location to instantly jump to the relevant view. Refer to the barcode documentation for more information.
Select Search to open a global search screen.
Select Settings to navigate to the app settings menu.