Creating Bill of Material Versions
In addition to the bill of material and the items, the single-level BOM version comparison includes changes to the header material and the components.
When you store the material versions of an old BOM version, the system locks the active versions of the components they contain and the active versions of the header material against further changes when it creates a new BOM version.
The changes made to the relevant materials are then saved in a new material version.
Single-Level Comparison of BOM Versions
In the version overview of the BOM you can choose the single-level comparison of two versions of your choice provided that more than one version of the BOM exists.
The differences are then displayed in a detailed results list.
The single-level comparison includes the attributes and document links of BOMs, items, header materials, and components. Links to manufacturer part numbers are also compared for material versions.
Status changes and categorizations are not taken into account.
Table Filter in the Detailed Results List for the Comparison of BOM Versions
The table filter provides a number of different display options:
· Lower-Level Elements of Deleted Item
Changed links to documents and manufacturer part numbers are displayed for new or changed items. You can also display the lower-level elements of a deleted item.
· Attribute of Old Component
For a changed component assignment you can display the differences between the attributes of the old and new components.
· Document Link of Old Component
For a changed component assignment you can display the differences between the document links of the old and new components.
· Manufacturer Part Number of Old Component
For a changed component assignment you can display the differences between the links to manufacturer part numbers of the old and new components.
The menu options All, New, Changed, Deleted, and All Excluding 'No Change’ allow you to set the type of change directly in the table filter.
Structuring the Detailed Results List for the Comparison of BOM Versions
This column contains either the BOM header or the BOM item for which the different changes were found.
This column displays the type of change.
This column contains the name of the changed attribute of a BOM, item, or material. Links to documents, manufacturer part numbers, or components are also interpreted as attributes.
· Name of newer version
This column contains the name and the attribute value from the newer version.
· Name of older version
This column contains the attribute value from the older version.