We were really fascinated by ERPNext as I stumbled across it while looking to build a database system for our small nonprofit. We are mainly looking to work on it as a no-code tool with the existing nonprofit app, with some customizations. Had a few questions about it, however, and it would be a big help if someone from this wonderful community could answer those queries.
If we create a new custom doctype, will that get erased on the next frappe/erpnext upgrade (minor and major-version upgrade, both)?
If we add additional fields to an existing doctype that came prepackaged with erpnext, will those additional fields, and the data associated with them, get erased with the next frappe/erpnext upgrade (minor and major-version upgrade, both)? We will be using the Customize Form option to add fields to the existing doctypes.
We created a new custom doctype with some fields, and we want to give access to some admin users to add more fields to it, in case it is required. We want to do it through the “Customize Form” option, rather than the “Doctype” option, for security reasons. But we couldn’t locate the newly created doctype in the “Customize Form” option.
I realize it’s quite a bit of queries, and it will be a big help, and we would be really grateful, if the community could point us in the right direction.
So, if I’m understanding it correctly–I need a developer in-house/on-call, if I’m looking to work on ERPNext with some customizations that can be done using custom doctypes and additional fields in the forms? Is there any way to use it entirely as a no-code solution?