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Purchases by Item report is needed





1,121 Posts

Hi Dev Team,


Could we please have a report in Essentials that lists all my purchases by Items.


Like the Sales by Items, but so I can see what I have purchased without having to dump the Bills by Supplier report to Excel, and then fishing out all the transactions that are relevant.


I can't believe that this is missing.





MYOB Moderator KattC
790 Posts
MYOB Moderator

Hello @AlanT 


Thanks for the great suggestion, you can print a report similar to this request by going to Reports>>Bills Reports>>Bills by Supplier >>Tick Item Detail>>Select Dates>>Generate Report. But as we have discovered in an earlier post you cannot export this report to excel all will need to be done manually.


I encourage all users that would like this report to be made available in Essentials "Purchases by Items"  and bring able to be exported to excel to vote and comment on this idea. 

2 Posts
Cover User

I would find this useful too. Also the ability to export all reports to excel. Thanks

Partner SamanthaMoore
7 Posts

This is an important report given that Essentials does not have job costing capabilities. 

Experienced Partner RubyTang
24 Posts
Experienced Partner

Hi Dev team,

In addition to the above report request...
When entering item transactions for purchase and selling at a higher price, if we could get a report that shows item movement that would really help our clients, this isn't an additional feature they're asking for but rather, a report that will show visibility of a feature that is already included.

For Example:
Bought xyz 5 Unit @ $5.00
Sold xyz 5 unit @ 10.00
Summary = 0 Item on hand, profit $25.00 for xyz this year.

This is not a request for additional feature, but a request to report to gain visibility on an existing feature that is already integrated.


1 Post
Cover User



I agree with @AlanT I need to be able to run a report by sales and purchases by items so that we can track which items are profitable. At the moment it is impossible to tell 

Partner AlanT
1,121 Posts


Hi All,


I see that with great fanfare, you are now able to enter quantities into transactions within the Bank Feeds.


However, this new feature seems rather pointless if you still cannot produce this report.





1 Post
Cover User


I agree with AlanT

We have been waiting and requesting this Bills by item report for a while now. Is vital for a business to know these quanities just as much as sales by item.

Please can this be the next report to develop.