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Topic:   Feature request: Search for `Supplier Partno`

By: DRPosted on: Aug 22 2022 at 06:20:37 PM
I use a 3rd party CM, and I drop-ship parts to them. Sometimes the sender can't/won't put my part number on the label, instead they'll use theirs. Unfortunately there is no easy way to retrieve my part number given the Supplier Partno. It would be convenient if my CM could look this up. Thanks for an awesome program.

By: GuestPosted on: Aug 23 2022 at 09:12:38 PM
I like this idea. It would be super handy.

By: Steve TPosted on: Sep 22 2022 at 06:48:10 AM
I encounter this problem all the time and it's infuriating. It's not a lot of work to find our internal part number but it feels like it's unecessary if the search feature worked for both internal and supplier part numbers. It also does add up if you have to do it for multiple orders which happens daily.

By: SupportPosted on: Sep 23 2022 at 10:14:12 AM
@DR

I'm not 100% sure what you mean. Your "CM"? I just want to make sure I know what your CM is? A Contract Manufacturer? and you want that contract manufacturer to be able to lookup your part numbers before sending things to you?

By: SupportPosted on: Sep 23 2022 at 10:17:58 AM
@Steve T

Is your problem the same as DR's ?

If you're just searching for supplier part numbers within MiniMRP then go to the main menu bar to the left of the program window and select "All Components". You see each column has a name. Go to the the "Supplier Part Number" column and click the column header. You can now filter on that column.

When looking at "All Components" there's a menu button in the top right corner of the window. Click that and you see options to "Show/Hide" columns. I mention that just in case the supplier's columns are hidden.

By: SupportPosted on: Sep 23 2022 at 10:22:10 AM
I just want to explain the difference between the search boxes at the bottom of the All Components grid and the search/filter functionality available by clicking the column header.

The search boxes at the bottom of the window searches the database. This is really an old way that MiniMRP in previous versions used to search. We just kept this for backward compatibility.

The 'Filter' options available by clicking column headers doesn't search the database file. It just filters what is on the display. You can filter on multiple columns. So, as explained previously, click "All Components" to load everything. Then apply filters to it.

By: DRPosted on: Nov 1 2022 at 09:04:42 PM
@Support

Yes, CM is contract manufacturer. The issue is this:
1. I send my CM a BOM, which has my part numbers ('Part Number' column in MiniMRP), so they can build my stuff.
2. I'll drop-ship parts to my CM, so they can build my product, but the parts I drop-ship have the manufacturer part number on the packing slip, not my part number. So to the CM, this is a "mystery box"

So the CM needs to figure out which of "my" part numbers to assign to the parts in the "mystery box" before they can build my stuff.

The 'Filter' option in the column header doesn't always work- in particular it fails when my part has multiple suppliers each with their own part number (this is common, actually, think capacitors or resistors). In this case the filter only works by chance if the mystery box contained the parts from the 'default supplier'

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