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Tip of the Month - Obsolete and Deleted Parts

Times change, and parts often get updated by being replaced with a newer better designs. But when a part is replaced by a something a bit better, this can cause a problem with a bill of materials software program.

To delete a part is not that straightforward, as it is possibly listed in purchase orders and existing bill of materials. If this is not deleted, then it is possible this part could be used in a future bill of materials.

One option which solves both problems is to tag a part which is no longer used as obsolete. In the ROBO Bill of Materials software when searching for parts by default this does not come up in searches.

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