Work Order States

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A work order can be in one of the following states:

Draft: The work order has been created and saved, but is still considered easy to change. You may be waiting for additional information or some sort of approval before the work order can be finalized.

Open: The work order contains all the information you want and has received any approvals it might need. It's ready to be issued to workers. The work order will remain in the open state until the job is actually finished.

Closed: The job is finished and all information about the work has been recorded. A work order can't be changed when it's closed. However, you can reopen a closed work order, make changes, then close it again.

Void: The work order was created but it was canceled before it became Open.

Each of these states has its own table viewer. For example, Work Orders | Open Work Orders lists open work orders. In addition, there is a combined Work Orders table that lists all work orders in all states. (Since this can be a lengthy list, it's usually easier to find work orders in one of the other work order lists.)

MainBoss has various buttons for changing the state of work orders. These are summarized below:

An open work order can also be Overdue. When you create a work order, you can specify dates for when the work should start and end. A work order is considered overdue if it's still open past its specified end date. Work Orders | Overdue Work Orders lists any work orders that are overdue.

Work Order Status Codes: In addition to the standard work order states, you can create your own custom status codes to describe the condition of work orders. For example, you might have status codes like

Waiting for approval
Waiting for parts
Waiting for government inspection
Waiting for customer sign-off

For more on work order status codes, see Work Order Status Codes.

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