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13.5. Bill of materials (BOM) utility
13.5. Bill of materials (BOM) utility
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Bill of materials (or BOM) is available in ViArt shopping cart from version 3.5. A BOM is very much similar to a recipe; this is a pdf document which lists the components and sub-assemblies of the order(s). A bill of materials is usually included with the product before shipping it to a merchandiser, a client, or a buyer.

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Setting BOM

To set a BOM feature please do the following:

  • Navigate to Administration > Orders > BOM Settings to select the columns you want to display in your BOM. You'll see two tabs there: Predefined Columns and Custom columns.
  • Enable columns by ticking off appropriate options and enter the order of the columns:

  • To display other columns (which are not included in the Predefined) use Custom Columns option available in the Custom Columns tab (next to Predefined). Press the 'Add New' button to add a New custom column:

  • If you select Product Option for Source Type then please enter a correct option name. Note: Presently, you can use only label option type control for your BOM. In future, we'll add all option control types.
  • If you want to show Specification values, please select Specification as Source Type and enter a correct specification name in the Source Name field. A specification name should be taken from product specification, as shown below:

  • Once it is done, navigate to Administration > Orders > Sales/Orders, select orders for which you want to generate a BOM pdf file and press the BOM link at the bottom of sales orders screen. Then Press to save or open the BOM pdf file.

  • You will then receive the following:

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