Monday, January 16, 2006

Clarification on WineBee Terms and Definitions

Hi All,

Thought I might put pen to paper, as it were, and expand on some of the common terms and definitions used in WineBee.
  • ID Number - each bottle added to WineBee has a unique ID Number. It's assigned automatically by the software and can only be reset by going to the Preferences and choosing "Master Reset of ID Numbers".

  • Item Number - Not to be confused with ID number, Item Numbers are used to group identical bottles of wine. Example... If I have 12 bottles of 1997 Caymus Cabernet, each bottle would have its own ID Number but all 12 bottles would share the same Item Number. When you run a report in WineBee, the fields which show quantities of identical bottles are calculated based on bottles with the same Item Number.

  • Bottle Status - Bottles in WineBee can have only 1 of 4 conditions... The order is quite intentional. The idea here is to follow the natural progression of wine collecting and cellaring. You want it (Wish List), you order it (On Order), you store it (In Storage), you drink it (Removed From Storage).

    1. Wish List
    2. On Order
    3. In Storage
    4. Removed From Storage


At 12:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it possible to scan barcodes using an iSight and then have an internet database auto populate Winebee?

Just a thought

At 8:57 PM, Blogger The WineBee said...

Thanks for the comments. I just don't have the free time to tackle project like that. Maybe someday?

At 9:57 AM, Anonymous Giovanni De Carlo said...

how i can add more then 1 bottle a time? there is a way or i need to add 1 bottle a time? thanks in advance

At 10:35 AM, Blogger The WineBee said...


Once you have entered a bottle into winebee, you can choose Bottle > Duplicate or Ctrl+D to duplicate that bottle as many times as needed.

thanks for your interest

Eric Anderson | Owner Developer WineBeeâ„¢

At 5:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can I customize the bottle screen by adding or deleting columns?

At 2:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When a bottle is "Removed from Storage" does the total $ value of the wine in the cellar decrease? It didn't seem to when I changed the status of a bottle. Could a "switch" be implemented that would give you the option to display the total value of the all the wine that has ever been entered, or only the wines currently in possesion?

At 10:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for a wonderful program! I have just bought a sesond wine fridge (living in Queensland Australia it is a neccesity!) and this is great.

Thanks for all the hard work. Do you want an export of more wineries?

Regard Philip

At 2:32 PM, Blogger Michael Brandt said...

In excel, each row is a different wine with a column indicating how many bottles of that wine I own. If I'm importing from excel, do I map this "quantity" cell to the "Item number" cell? I'd like a field that just shows how many bottles of a particular wine I have in the main view. Is this possible?


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