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How do I?
What is a Blind Inventory Count?
A Blind inventory count allows for users to count a location without knowing what is in it. To enable a Blind Count, you'll need to go to Configuration Manager -> Mobile -> Inventory Count
The most common procedure for performing an Inventory Count is to first create a count session, then use the count sheet as a guide while physically counting inventory in the warehouse (see the Inventory Counts article). However, that is not the only method for performing an Inventory Count. It’s also possible to prepare a Blind Count where products are not shown on the mobile device when scanning.
To enable the Blind Count option, first open Configuration Manager > Mobile > Inventory Count. Click Edit and check the box for “Blind count” then click Save. Note that only counts prepared after this option is enabled will show as a Blind Count.
Once this is checked and saved, close Configuration Manager. It’s important to note, while this option is checked in Configuration, Acctivate will only prepare blind counts. To prepare a normal count, you will first need to go back into Configuration Manager and un-check this box before preparing the normal count.
When counting on mobile, you'll still see the standard location list, but when drilling down into the location list instead of seeing a list of products, you'll see nothing and will need to manually enter or scan in your counts.