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Serial Numbers: Serial Number Structure

Serial Number Structure

Serial Number Structure

You can define a serial number hierarchy that can follow your bill of material structure. For instance, a car contains an engine that contains a fuel management controller. Each is independently serial numbered, but when assembled in the car have distinct dependency within a defined hierarchy. This structure can be set up using the Set Up Serial Number Structure function in the BoM Menu.

Having selected a parent part in the Bills of Material Maintenance window operate the menu function and this window will open for the selected parent.

To create a structure, drag parts from the left list to the right hand upper list. The resulting structure will show below.

You can also add parts that do not directly occur in the Bill of Materials by dragging them from the Parts Scratchpad. You can then change the quantity in the list.

Field

Description

Parent Part Number

BoM Structure. Parent part number. {BOMFILE.BOMPPNO char 18}

Description

Parts Master. Part description. {PTMFILE.PTMDESC char 30}

Ideal BoM-based structure

The ideal structure for the parent based on the multi-level bill and whether parts are serial numbered.

Stored Raw List

This lists the relationships that will form the basis of the serial number structure. Drag and drop parts from the left list to add relationships. Use the delete key to remove them. The quantity can be edited within the list.

Tip TIP: To edit cells in the list, select the line and click in the cell and hover the mouse over the cell. I.E. click once and pause with no mouse movement. The cell will then expand into an editable box in which you can enter different data. On leaving the box with any action like a tab or click elsewhere, the data is verified and the list returns to normal with the new data shown in the cell.

Resulting Assignment Structure

Tree list that shows the resulting serial number structure.

Button

Action

Revert

Re-reads the modified Bom from file. All changes other than deletes will be lost.

Save Changes

Saves all component changes and additions to file. Consequential adjustments will also be made.

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Compiled in Program Version 5.10. Help data last modified 8 May 2012 06:21:00.00. Class wSnsBom last modified 2 Feb 2018 12:02:32.

Updated on May 27, 2020

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