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Sub Menu Configuration

If you have many products in your menu it is generally hard to organize screens. Generally it is better to display everything on a single screen but when there are many items in a category it might be useful to break them into sub menus. We'll use Tag setting for defining sub menus.

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I tagged some breakfast items as “Bagel” and “Toast”. Untagged items will displayed as soon as we click to Breakfast category and tagged items will grouped under related sub menus.

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As seen on screenshot orange sub menu buttons displayed above product buttons. When we click these buttons we'll see product buttons and a back button to navigate back to parent menu. Sub menu buttons will inherit their colors from root category button.

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You can create unlimited levels of sub menus by seperating sub menu tags with comma sign.

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Under Beverages category, I tagged Herbal Tea product as Hot Drinks > Herbal. When I click Beverages > Hot Drinks, buttons will organize as follows.

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We are in Beverages > Hot Drinks sub menu now. Clicking Herbal button will display items tagged as HotDrinks,Herbal and the < (Back) button will navigate us to parent menu.

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When you tag all items in a category you'll see only sub menu buttons under the root category. Instead of displaying nothing, displaying most used ten items might be useful.

If you change Max Items value from 0 to 10, SambaPOS will display 10 items under sub-menu buttons. Changing Sort Type setting to “TopItems” will display top items ordered by their 7 days usage count.

en/guide/submenus.txt · Last modified: 2012/09/07 10:30 (external edit)