Labels are kind of tags that can be used in different areas within Mercury to add specific data elements configured in a standard way. Using labels helps to further structure the data and use it for reporting purposes as well. To achieve the maximum efficiency from labelling, we recommend limiting the labels creation and configuration to specific users in accordance with a set of standard and stringent rules – we are happy to provide support in this regard.

Labels application and functions

Labels can be used during the creation of Inventory Items, as well as Inventory Packages within the Inventory Management module. Please note that labels that have been assigned to an Inventory Item will not automatically be transferred to the Inventory Package when it is created! 

If there are items or packages on which labels have already been entered, they will be displayed as a separate column in the list view of the items and packages. Labels can be sorted, filtered and searched. By double-clicking on a cell from a label column, multiple-selection labels can be edited through a drop-down or deleted.

How can I create labels in Inventory Management?

Prerequisite: In order to be able to create labels for Inventory Management, in addition to access to the Inventory Management, you also need the "Inventory Management (Labels Manager)" permission. 

  1. Navigate to the Inventory Management and click on the "Labels" tab at the top site-bar.
  2. You will now see a list of all labels that have already been created.
  3. To create a new label, click on the "Add Label" button in the upper right corner.
  4. A Pop-up window will open in which the following information can be entered for the label class:
    1. Name (mandatory field) – name of the label class you want to create.
    2. Description (optional) – if required, list here what kind of label this is, etc.
    3. Color (mandatory field) – by default always black, optionally you can assign another color. Note: The colors of the label classes are not displayed everywhere.
    4. Allow multiple value assignments (optional) – If you click this checkbox, multiple values from the same label class can later be assigned to an item or package.
  5. Click Save after you have made all the entries.
  6. A new label class has been created, and the next step is to define label values for it.
  7. To do this, click on the "Add Value" button, which is located right of the new label class you created.
  8. A new pop-up window opens where two entries can be made:
    1. Name (mandatory) – name of the label value.
    2. Description (optional) – add more information if needed.
  9. Please gradually add all the required label values.
  10. Optionally, already created label classes and label values can be edited by clicking on the gearwheel symbol "" or deleted by clicking on the trash bin.
  11. Once label classes and label values have been deleted, you can see them again via the "Show deleted labels" slider in the top right-hand corner and restore them if necessary by clicking on the "" icon.