Delete a Part With All Its History

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A special Part deletion function is provided with this window. Drag a part from the ScratchPad to select and analyse its relationships.

After checking references in the system to the selected part, the number of references will be shown. A Part can not be deleted if it is used in Multi-stock locations, BoM, Production Plan, Process Route, Purchase, Sales or Work Orders, or Shortages files. Additionally, if the part has any non-zero quantities showing, it can not be deleted. However, Purchase Parts, Product serial number, Tracking, Engineering data, PO, SO, Inventory or WO history, Frozen Stocktake or MRP Results for the part can all be deleted, after which the Part itself will be deleted. This function can enable a Manager to see the extent of references to a part.



Part Number

Parts Master. Part number unique identifier. {PTMFILE.PTMPTNO char 18}


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

File Relationship Listing

The list shows all files that reference the part. Any marked Unapproved will prevent deletion. Unapproved items must be deleted within normal maintenance or processing.

Total Record References

The total number of related records to the part throughout the system.

Normal Interactive

Choose this option to interactively use the window part by part.

Automatic Delete from ScratchPad Selection

With this choice, if you drag-and-drop from the ScratchPad all selected parts are checked for allowable deletion and deleted automatically without user confirmation.

Tip TIP: Using this capability you can en-mass clean out old parts that are not needed on the system. You can do this particularly neatly by first populating the ScratchPad from the Process -- Inventory History -- Print Movement Reports Part Last Movement report type. Then in the Options window, select the Load ScratchPad if date before checkbox and enter the date before which you concider parts obsolete. You can then use the contents of the ScratchPad to process the mass-delete.

Auto delete BoM and Route when otherwise deleteable

Check to automatically delete the BoM and Route when otherwise deleteable.



Delete Part

To delete the part and all non-critically related records.

Compiled in Program Version 3.10. Help data last modified 27 JAN 2005 16:06. Class wSpecialPartDelete last modified 27 JAN 2012 02:53:22.

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