The Party Module introduces the following concepts:
Parties are the primary concept provided by the Party Module. Each party represents a person, business, organisation, association or other group that can be treated as a single entity.
The Labels report creates a document containing the names and postal addresses of the selected parties. It is preformatted so it is ready to be printed onto labels which can then be stuck onto envelopes.
The Check VIES wizard uses the European Commission’s VIES web service to verify that a party’s VAT-identification number is valid.
This wizard is used to replace selected duplicate parties with the party that should be used instead. It updates all the documents that the duplicate party appears on so they point to the party that is replacing it. The duplicate party is then deactivated and linked to the party that replaces it.
This wizard clears out all of a party’s personal data from the system including any historized data and any resources such as attachments or notes.
If the party Replaced some other parties, then the personal data for those other parties is also erased.
A party identifier is a code that is used to identify a Party. They include things like company, personal identification, social security, tax and vat registration numbers. Most types of identifiers are checked by Tryton before they get saved to ensure that they are valid.
Tryton provides the party Address concept which is used to store a Party’s postal addresses. It has fields available for each different component of an address. Each party can have more than one address, and the preferred order of the addresses can also be defined.
The Address Formats allow different address formats to be specified based on Country and language. These formats are then used when postal addresses need generating.
Address Subdivision Type¶
Each of the Contact Mechanisms represent a way in which a Party can be contacted. These are things such as email addresses, phone numbers, websites, and so on. In Tryton there is no limit to the number and type of contact mechanisms that can be associated with a party.
If the Python phonenumbers library is installed, then any phone and fax numbers that get entered are validated and formatted before they are saved.
Party Categories are a flexible way of grouping Parties together. The categories can be structured by giving them a parent category and some sub-categories.
The party Configuration contains the settings which are used to configure the behaviour and default values for things to do with parties.