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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:

No server configured No server configured

Press on the server icon to navigate to the server selection view:

No server configured No server configured

Create Server

Server Profiles

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.

Add server Add server

Enter the required server details:

Parameter Description
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.

Connected to server Connected to server

Connection Failure

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.

Connection failure Connection failure

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:

Edit server profile Edit server profile

Home Screen

The app home screen provides quick-access buttons for stock view and actions:

Home screen Home screen

Scan Barcode

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:

Search results Search results
Search results Search results


Select the Parts icon to open the parts display. This initially displays the top-level part category, showing information for parts and sub categories.

Starred Parts

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.

Purchase Orders

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

Drawer Menu

The Drawer Menu is a quick-access menu which is accessible from most display screens:

Open drawer menu Open drawer menu

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.

Scan Barcode

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.

Last update: May 19, 2022