V15 Serial and Batch Bundle Feature - Any Idea How It Is Meant to Work?


I am using the develop branch of ERPNext, mainly because it has the brilliant new Form Builder feature.

I went to start customising ERPNext but the Purchase Receipt seems to now behave in a very odd way. A new documented feature, Serial and Batch Bundle, seems to have taken over and not be as functional.

I realise Develop is a work in progress but I have found it to be very stable to use.
Is there an easy way to revert to v14 (or a pre-Serial and Batch Bundle version) but be able to implement the Form Builder and possibly Workflow Builder?


Previously, I had the Purchase Receipt Item setup to display the Batch number for each Purchase Receipt Item, once it had been generated on Submit. This allowed the end user to easily know which Batch Number had been assigned to which item.

Now, the Batch Number is no longer displayed once submitted. the batch_no field is empty (so is the new Serial and Batch Bundle field.
The screenshot below is for a newly created Test Item, that is set to generate a new Batch Number on creation.

All links in the Purchase Receipt seem to be gone.
If I go to the Batch List, I can see the most recently created one, but clicking on it reveals only a link to the Serial and Batch Bundle ID, link to Purchase Receipt is gone at the top but exists as a .

Also it displays the Stock Levels for a weird list of lots of other Item’s stock levels but not enough in to know what they actually are.

Does anyone know if this can be feature can be switched off for new Purchase Receipt items?

ERPNext v14 made it very easy for receiving goods and being able to assign them a batch/serial number that the end user could see and apply.

As it stands, this new feature makes it far more complicated. Instead of displaying the batch number, you now have to click on the SBB number to find the batch number. A bit of a usage nightmare for large orders.

I can see where the SBB feature would be very useful, i.e. for entering a batch of serialised items in to the system and for movement of existing batched/serial items, but for creating single items it feels unnecessarily complicated.