Customized POS buttons

Discussion in 'Microsoft Point Of Sale' started by Vaidehi, Sep 10, 2004.

  1. Vaidehi

    Vaidehi Guest


    I know the RMS package is not the best for food products, but I have this
    small requirement of a coffe shop to use the package along with other
    departments. I want to create custom touch screen buttons on the POS screen
    as show below, which will select the coffee products on a two key strokes.


    For ex, if a customer buys a medium smoothie, then the operator should be
    able to hit MED button, and then SMOOTHIE button to select medium smoothie.

    How do I configure the database for a category and item? Is this achievable
    by macro or other means?

    If someone has already created this kind of capability, then I am willing to
    buy the expertise.


    Vaidehi, Sep 10, 2004
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  2. Vaidehi

    CT Guest

    We are a retail business with a coffeebar;
    We have 3 registers that have their standard
    personalized "retail" buttons. Then at the coffeebar they
    have a button called "Espresso" (ofcourse you can call it
    whatever you want) an under this we built one big matrix
    item: What drink (espresso, tea, moccha, hot chocolate
    etc) and what size (tall or grande) then on the
    same "page" on your sale screen we have also added buttons
    like "Extra Shot" "Local Discount" "Employee Discount"
    It's the easiest if you have more than one register, so
    you can use one register mostly for all your drinks and
    the other for your merchandise.
    Hope this helps you!
    CT, Sep 11, 2004
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  3. Vaidehi

    Guest Guest


    I did it like so:
    You build an item as a matrix, let's say ILC 01 and
    Description Espresso. -Type: Matrix -Lookup
    Code: "whatever you choose" and fill all info here and
    click next. On this page you have to fill in 2 Dimensions.
    The first will be called "Drink" and the second dimension
    I calles "Size". I filled in every drink TWICE as we have
    2 sizes for drinks, Tall and Grande. So I have as my first
    Drink: Latte, size:Tall second drink: Latte, size:Grande
    and etc for all your drink choices. If you have more than
    2 sizes you ofcourse have to enter the drink in 3 times in
    order to give it the 3 size choices. When done doing this
    click again next. On this screen you can fill out all the
    different prices for all you different drinks and sizes.
    I am not sure how to add the button on your screen, you
    will have to ask your reseller. When it pops up though,
    you will have choices of your drinks, and the size. Not
    the long list of the 2 same drinks and then the size....
    it works real good for our barrista's, and it's fast....
    no complaints at all this summer... Good Luck!!
    Guest, Sep 16, 2004
  4. Vaidehi

    Vaidehi Guest


    That did help as you had described. I was able to put the macro button which
    popped up the matrix screen. I feel the matrix pop up is too small for the
    operator to touch and select. Do you run in to this issue?

    Other thing I noticed is that you have to go through 4 button hits instead
    of 2 to select the item (first hit expresso button to bring up matrix menu,
    then select drink, then select size, and then press OK button). Are you also
    doing the same thing?

    Thanks for your help

    Vaidehi, Sep 22, 2004
  5. Vaidehi

    CT Guest

    Our buttons were a little small as well, you could try to change your screen
    pixels (under your Display Properties and screen).... or some stores use
    special pens to touch the screen with. To change the actual POS screen, Ctrl
    F6, and you will have to play with this. Ours are set like this: Transaction
    Screen, click on WINDOW, left position 3 pix, top position 0 pix, width 800,
    height 450, click OK. Go to Touchscreen Keyboard, left position 0, top
    position 450, width 800, height 150, click OK. We have 14" monitors and the
    pixels are set 800 by 600. Let me know if that didn't work, as I looked on
    our mailorder computer and this one might have different settings.

    We don't have any problems with the 4 botton hits, the barrista's will get
    the hang of it soon and just zoom right thru it....

    Good Luck!
    CT, Sep 25, 2004
  6. Vaidehi


    Apr 3, 2013
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    I need help, I want to create a custom button in MS POS for SetCustomer option I need customer search by account number instead to customer id , can you help me, please; I have no access on Microsoft customer portal, I know about and C#.

    Abid Ali
    tomianabidpk, Apr 4, 2013
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