The History Import is intended to establish part supercession links. The mandatory fields are part number and replacement part number. There are also fields for And/Or, Status, Quantity, UOM (Unit of Measure) and Type.
- And/Or is used when a part is replaced by multiple parts. It can be used to indicate that part A is replaced by parts B or C, for example. The Or value is the default. If nothing is specified, it is assumed that any parts named are valid replacements. A kit being replaced by component parts might be a situation where the And value would be used. For example, part A (a kit) is no longer available and the named replacements are Part B and Part C and Part D.
- Status is used to populate whether a part is Active or Inactive. Valid values for the field are Active or Inactive.
- Quantity is intended to indicate that a part is replaced by two or more of another part number. This is rarely used, and when left empty, the value would be 1.
- UOM is intended to allow for a value like Each.
- Type is intended to indicate when a replacement is Mandatory Discretionary. The default value when no value is supplied is False – creating a discretionary supercession. When parts are unsafe or have been recalled, for example, a supercession could be created that indicated older parts may no longer be used or sold. Valid values are True and False, with True indicating the supercession is mandatory.During the import, the Insert/Update option will NOT change this value for a supercession where a value already exists. To change the value using the import, one must use the Replace option which would remove all supercessions and replace them with what is being imported.
A sample import file is shown below:
|Part Number||Status||Superceded by||And_Or||Quantity||UOM||Type|