How to: Create New Versions of Production BOMs

New versions of production BOMs are used when, for example, an item is replaced by another item, or when a customer requires a special version of a product.

To create a new version of a production BOM

  1. In the Search box, enter Production BOM, and then choose the related link.

  2. Select the production BOM to be copied.

  3. On the Navigate tab, in the Prod. BOM group, choose Versions.

  4. On the Home tab, in the New group, choose New.

  5. Fill in the fields of the new production BOM version for the BOM you selected. Enter a value in the Version Code field.

    The newly created version is automatically assigned the status New.

    The time validity of the version is specified by the Starting Date field.


Select the Item option in the Type field to use an item from your item master data in the production BOM. If the item also has a production BOM, whereby the Production BOM No. field is filled in on the item card, this production BOM is also considered. Select the Production BOM option if you want to use a phantom production BOM on the line. Phantom production BOMs serve for structuring products. This production BOM type never leads to a finished product, but is used exclusively for determining the dependent demand. Phantom production BOMs do not have their own item master data.

See Also


How to: Create Production BOMs
How to: Copy Versions of Production BOMs
How to: Compare Material Quantities in All Production BOM Versions


Concepts of Production BOMs