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Parts - An Overview

OVERVIEW

Parts data includes part numbers, serial numbers, part associations and serial number associations. There are two ways you can create parts data: through a bulk upload process or through manual entry.

ClosedParts Structure


ClosedBulk Upload

You can enter parts, Price Book, and serial number data through bulk upload. The formats supported for upload are XML and CSV. This process enables you to enter large batches of parts data into the system quickly. For more information, see Bulk Uploads.


ClosedManual Entry

Parts data can also be administrated manually. Within Parts Administration, you can also set the visibility level of BOMs (Bill of Materials) to regulate how much parts data buyers see.

The bulk upload process is recommended for entering large amounts of parts data. For small amounts of data, manual entry in the parts administration area may be faster. For more information, see Managing Parts.


ADMINISTRATION

ClosedAccessing the Parts Search for Admin Page

  1. ClosedNavigate to the Parts Search for Admin page.

    1. Click Admin to go to the Admin Home Page.

    2. Click Parts in the Products section.

      The Parts Search for Admin page appears.


ClosedSearching for Part Numbers

You can search for parts by using serial numbers or parts.

  1. ClosedNavigate to the Parts Search for Admin page.

    1. Click Admin to go to the Admin Home Page.

    2. Click Parts in the Products section.

      The Parts Search for Admin page appears.

  2. Enter a value in either the Serial Number or Part Number field.
  3. Click Search.

    The Serial Number or Part Search Results page appears.

  4. Click Export to download a ZIP file of an Excel .CSV file containing the parts list.

    If you only know a partial part number, you can search by the first few characters. The search engine locates all parts starting with the characters entered.

    For example, you can conduct a search using 123, and the search engine will find parts such as 12330, 12357, 123a1, and so on.

  5. Click the expand icon to see any Part or Serial Number associations.


ClosedSetting BOM Levels

The BOM level restricts how many levels of a BOM users can see. Set this option if you want to configure how many levels to show. By default, users can select up to 15 levels of BOM, which is the maximum number of levels.


ClosedBMQL and Language Parameters

Administrators can retrieve a specific translation of a Part Description using BMQL.

Specify language parameters using a local variable or attribute variable.


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