Locking Ingredient Statements

Posted on February 9, 2017 by

Some pieces of information in ReciPal, like ingredient statements for recipes, get automatically update and recalculated in real-time when you make changes to a recipe or an ingredient statement for a particular ingredient.

Updating Ingredient Statements

So when you update the amount of an ingredient, add or remove an ingredient from a recipe, the ingredient statement will get updated so ingredients are in descending weight order. If you update the ingredient statement for an ingredient in one recipe, it also gets updated in the other recipes with that ingredient, and the overall ingredient statement will be updated in each of the affected recipes.

That works great when you want something to stay consistent across recipes and always be updated to the latest and greatest, but sometimes you don't. So now you can also lock an ingredient statement if you need it to remain unchanged and keep it from being overwritten in one recipe.

Locking It Up

lock ingredients

Set it, lock it, forget it.

The lock feature works when you set your ingredient list manually or when you set it ingredient by ingredient. It's hidden in the toggle for the manual settings because we honestly don't recommend locking an ingredient statement (there's a good chance it'll be wrong if you change the recipe, so use this feature with caution), and also because if you're setting it manually that's the most likely case you want it locked.

You can use the feature to keep your ingredient statement from being overwritten when you:

Final Thoughts and Comments

We had a lot of requests for this feature even though we don't really recommend it, so let us know what you think and how you use this option in the comments below!

Learn something? Check out similar posts:
Recipal Features   Tips And Tricks  

Learn why hundreds of food entrepreneurs already use ReciPal to manage their recipes, costs, and create nutrition labels.

Sign Up Absolutely Free

Just want lessons on growing a food business?
We're learning a lot and so will you.

~1 email per month. Your information will not be shared.

comments powered by Disqus
Private Labeling FoodContestsFood PackagingFundraisingPressGetting Started With Food LabelsPricing Your ProductLabeling Rules And GuidelinesResourcesFood MarketingEntrepreneur InterviewsTips And TricksInventory ManagementDatabase Nutrition AnalysisFood Label NewsGetting Into RetailEngineeringRecipal Features