Before setting Location Records as Inactive, users need to consider all related records or entities.
Here is a basic checklist of what needs to be considered.
1. Inventory Items should not have any quantity under these Locations. If the User sets the Locations as Inactive even if there are quantities on them, the Inventory Reports will continue to show these quantities and will not tie up with what is shown on the Item Records. Location Classifications on the Item Records should also be changed to show active Location.
2. Open Transactions should be updated. They should not be under these Locations. Once these Locations are set as Inactive and the user processed the Open Transactions, user will receive Invalid Reference Key Errors.
3. Entity Records such but not limited to Vendors, Customer and Employees should also be updated since the Location Classifications would default to their related transactions.
4. Take note that Inactivating a Location Record would also make the Child Location records under it to be inactive as well.