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Parts – History Import

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

A sample import file is shown below:

Part Number Status Superceded by And_Or Quantity UOM Type
TEST001 TEST013 And 1 Each TRUE
TEST002 Active TEST013 Or 2   FALSE
TEST003 Inactive TEST013 And     TRUE
TEST004 TEST013 Or     FALSE
TEST005 Active TEST013 And     TRUE
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