I often find myself reading something on Microsoft Docs. Normally I’ve ended up there when I’ve googled for something…. and I don’t always have the highest hopes for what I might read there. A recent visit to the page titled Set up vendor accounts was a case in point. I wanted to know what a specific parameter setting did…. if I set a Vendor On hold to Requisition does that mean:
I can create Requisitions for the Vendor, but nothing else (purchase orders, invoicing, payments are all blocked)
This Vendor is blocked for Requisitions, but I can do everything else purchase orders, invoicing, payments are all allowed)
docs.microsoft said it was the former:
yet a requirements document I was reading said the opposite. So I tested it (on a standard 10.0.8 environment), and I found that I was not allowed to add the vendor to a purchase requisition (or an RFQ), but that all other transaction types were allowed.
Basically, the opposite of what the help said. I made a note for myself, and was about to move on, when I noticed the possibility to Send feedback about this page:
So I wrote some comment, pressed Submit and thought nothing more of it
Two days later, I got an email: I have updated the topic – please review and approve.
A few hours after that, another: I reviewed and merged the update. It should go live soon.
Internal chatter from MS, updating the help page. I looked back to see what it said now:
Much better. Very helpful, in fact!
I had a look around, and found this help page which describes how you can provide updated help text yourself.
Perhaps I was the only person who didn’t know you could do this. But the next time you are on docs.microsoft.com, and you see something wrong, do us all a favour and get it fixed!
Note – GitHub login is required to submit feedback or make help text suggestions.