Viewing Spare Parts

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You view spare parts with Coding Definitions | Units | Parts. The window contains the following:

Unit: Click this heading to sort the list by unit name. Click again to reverse the order (from ascending to descending or vice versa).

Item: Click this heading to sort the list by item (i.e. the ID code of the spare part). Click again to reverse the order.

Quantity: Click the heading to sort the list by the number of spare parts used in the item. Click again to reverse the order.

Item UOM: Click the heading to sort the list by units of measurement. Click again to reverse the order.

Unit area: Shows information about the unit from the selected record.

Item area: Shows information about the item (the spare part) from the selected record.

Apply Filter: Lets you set up a filter to select which records should be shown in the table. For more information, see Table Filters.

New Part: Opens a window to create a new spare part record. Fields in the new record will either be blank or assigned default values.

Edit: This drop-down button offers several possible actions:

Edit: Opens an editor window to let you edit the selected record.

View: Opens an editor window where you can examine the selected record.

Delete: Deletes the record that's currently selected.

Print: Opens a window to let you print your spare parts. For more information, see Printing Spare Parts.

Export: Lets you export data from this table or import data from a file (provided that the file is in an acceptable format). For more information, see Importing and Exporting Data in Tables.

The button has an accompanying drop-down list containing the following:

Export: Exports data in XML format.

Import: Imports data from a properly formatted file.

Save XML Schema: Writes an XML schema for this table into a specified file.

Search: Lets you search through the list of records for a particular record. For more information, see Searching for a Particular Record. The Search button has an accompanying drop-down list containing the following:

Find Next: Uses the same search condition(s) as your most recent search and finds the next record in the table that matches the condition(s). If the search reaches the end of the table without finding a matching record, it goes to the start of the table and continues the search.

Find Previous: Same as Find Next except that it goes backward in the table. If the search reaches the start of the table without finding a matching record, it goes to the end of the table and continues the search.

Refresh: Updates the list to reflect any recent changes.

For more information on spare parts, see Spare Parts. For more information on creating or editing spare part records, see Editing Spare Parts Information. For general information on table viewers, see Using Table Viewers.

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