We make the Rev's unapproved to the part, then it is not listed when you
Patrick J. Winter
Information Services Manager
sSc Specialty Screw Corporation
Vantage 3.00.614, Progress 8.3A
From: Lydia Coffman [mailto:lcoffman@...
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2000 09:59 AM
Subject: RE: [Vantage] Invalid Parts (Not Really)
I'm assuming you mean Inactive parts. Our work around was to move them to a
DNU (do not use) group, then add the initials DNU as the first three letters
of the part description, then pound anyone who uses a DNU part # in anything
without getting it changed by the part number godlette in Engineering. This
has worked pretty well for us, except that it was labor intensive to change
the parts. Now, if we inactivate a part, it is part of our routine.
HOWEVER, I HAVE BROUGHT THIS TO THE ATTENTION OF THE VANTAGE FORUM AT THE
USER CONFERENCE ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS, MAKING THE SUGGESTION THAT INACTIVE
PART NUMBERS, EMPLOYEES AND SO ON BE KEPT OUT OF THE SORTS-and be truly
inactivated in some fashion.
I have also done my share of prodding or whining to tech support on this
This does not seem to be an unreasonable request, since so many of us are
dealing with part masters that have some JUNK in them. And employee lists
that have a hundred inactive employees on them. (Or more)!
There, I'm off the soapbox-but I'll keep it handy.
Parts marked invalid in your part master are not really invalid.
Help screens indicate that if an invalid part number is entered, the part
description will come up empty.
Invalid parts are only "not shown" when using your binocular button to
search for material.
If an invalid part number is entered manually into a job, order etc. the
description will pop in just fine.
No warning you have just used an invalid part number is given.
Invalid part numbers will also show up in your reports as well.
Epicor has known about this problem for several years.
It is a problem in both versions 3 and 4.
No remedy is currently available
APEX Piping Systems, Inc.
incident call #599151
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