The manufacturers that are listed in the dropdown menu when adding a product in Inventory can be deactivated, thus, duplicate entries will no longer display.
- Access Admin > Vendors/Partners > Manufacturer.
- If the Editable column indicates "No," the manufacturer is associated to a master database such as FramesData or EyeDock. This is the manufacturer that should be retained, the duplicates of any of these manufacturers should be deactivated.
- Highlight the manufacturer and click 'Deactivate.'
Note: Any products that are associated to the duplicate manufacturer that was deactivated will still display the name of that manufacturer in the product list in Inventory. However, if the product is opened within the Inventory module, the Manufacturer dropdown will be empty. It is recommended that these products be edited in Inventory and associated to the appropriate active manufacturer.