Allow searching for proforma # after flipped
Once a proforma is flipped to an order, theres no way to look it up by proforma anymore. The order may have changed customer # and the customer sent in the check with the proforma.
Some clarification on the request:
Proformas use their own numbering system, prefaced by a P, that helps distinguish them from real orders.
Presently when a proforma order is saved as a completed order, the proforma order number is not retained and CMS assigns a new sequential numerical order number to it.
While CMS knows that the order was converted from a proforma and there is evidence of this in the History tab of the orders' customer record, there are situations where it would be helpful to be able to retrieve that order by its original proforma order number.
This request would be for CMS to retain that original proforma order number after its conversion to a completed order and allow for searching based on it (much like we do for reforderid for imported orders.)