1. Navigate to Reports > Saved Searches > All Saved Searches > New > Transaction
2. Under Criteria tab > Standard subtab, add the following filters:
a. Type | Sales Order
b. Main Line | is False
c. Shipping Line | is False
d. Tax Line | is False
e. Account Type | is None of None (This is to remove the Subtotal, Billable Line Totals and End of Group lines, etc. on the search results)
f. Item Fields... Type | is none of Discount (Add this filter if you do not want to include Discount items on the search results)
g. Date | is *specify your date range*
3. Go to the Results tab, click on the Remove All button and add the following fields instead:
a. Name > Set Summary Type = Group
b. Item > Set Summary Type = Group
c. Date > Set Summary Type = Minimum > Custom Label = Date of First Order
d. Date > Set Summary Type = Maximum > Custom Label = Date of Last Order
4. If you want to have the preference to change the date range directly on the Results page, go to the Available Filters tab and add Date as a filter > Make sure to mark the checkbox for "Show in Footer".
5. Rename the search.
Note: If Date range is not necessary or you just want to see the Date of First or Last order per item since you started selling it then just remove the filter for Date.