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Indented Bill of Material Inquiry

Indented Bill of Material Inquiry

Application Overview


The Indented Bill Of Material Inquiry application is used to quickly and easily finds the Bill of Material for an entered parent item.


It offers the option of blowing through phantom items (non‑stocked, non‑controlled component items) to show the phantom's components in place of the phantom item.


It also allows the operator to choose the number of levels he wishes the screen to display and to choose whether or not he wishes to see active items, obsolete items, and/or forecasted items.


If the number of levels to explode is set to 11, all subsequent levels of components are displayed.  If a component is used in more than one sub-assembly within a given product structure, it will appear under every sub-assembly in which it is used.


It also offers the option of displaying the reference designators defined in the Product Structure File Maintenance application.

Run Instructions


      Select Indented Bill Of Material from the pull down BOMP Inquiry window.  The following screen will then be displayed:



Indented Bill of Material Inquiry Entry Screen



 The following options are available:


                  *     Select the desired mode from the Indented Bill Of Material menu bar

                  *     Enter the data requested on the screen


      To return to the menu bar, press the ESC or F10 key. To leave this application, press X for EXIT when positioned at the menu bar.

Entry Field Descriptions



Type and Description

1.      Parent Item No

15 alphanumeric characters.


Enter the item number of the parent item for which you wish to see a bill of material.


Press the F7 key to search for an item by number or press the F8 key to search for an item by description.

2.      Blow Through?

Y or N.


Component items, which are neither stocked nor controlled, are known as phantom items.  Answer Y to this question allows you to blow through phantom items to the real component items, which are down one level.


Default is N.

3.      No Of Levels To Explode

2 numeric digits (99).


Enter the number of levels you wish to see.


Default is 11.

4.      Show Active Items?

Y or N.


Enter Y to show active items or N to decline.


This field defaults to Y.

5.      Show Forecasted Items?

Y or N.


Enter Y to show forecasted items or N to decline.


This field defaults to N.

6.      Show Obsolete Items?

Y or N.


Enter Y to show obsolete items or N to decline.


This field default to N.

7.      Effectivity Date

A date in the standard date format.


Enter the effectivity date you wish to use for displaying items. This date will be used to determine whether to include or exclude items. If you press RETURN, no selection will be made based upon effectivity date.


You will not be prompted to enter this field unless both active and forecasted have been selected for display.


Default is no selection based on effectivity date.

8.      Show Reference             Designators?

Y or N.


Answering Y to this question allows the reference designator for each component item to be displayed.  Default is N.





Indented Bill of Material (Screen #1)




Indented Bill of Material Inquiry (Screen #2)




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