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Assign an Alternate Part

Alternate parts are used when a part assigned to a work order does not have enough available quantity. The example below displays a fire extinguisher inspection where 17 safety pins are required, but there are not enough of that part in stock.

Hover over the Alternate Parts clipboard_eb7d80f9555e248b6482c19bb5ef60e4e.png icon, a message displays "You don't have enough of this part. See alternatives".


To assign an alternate part, complete the following steps:

  1. Navigate to Inventory.
  2. Select a part.
  3. Click on the Alternate Parts clipboard_e71629ba997973b63d3027ac0df287cf7.png icon.
    The Alternate Parts form displays.
  4. Click on the Manage alternate parts button. The parts master displays.
  5. In the search field, enter a Part ID, Part Type or Part Description.
  6. Click on the add clipboard_e8330d2017f756f3f31d2b3896c16aee2.png icon to add the part as an alternate.
  7. Click the Save updates button.

The part is  now available to replace a part on a work order as an alternate part.


Alternate Parts are reciprocal, meaning that once Part B is added as an alternate for Part A, Part A is automatically available as an alternate part for Part B.