Understanding QuickBooks Purchase Orders
A reader wrote that he received the items on a QuickBooks PO, along with a bill from the vendor. He made a partial payment on the bill, leaving a balance due. When he looks at the PO it says Received in Full. In addition, the PO doesn't show up on the Open Purchase Orders report. He wants to know why the PO is marked "In Full" and is no longer open when he hasn't finished paying for the items.
A QuickBooks PO tracks items that are received. This reader received all the items. The fact that there is an open balance on the bill has nothing to do with the fact that the items were received, which is what the PO tracks.