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Items

An item represents an end product, intermediate product or a raw material.

Each demand is associated with an item.

A buffer is also associated with an item: it represents a storage of the item at a certain location.

Fields

Field

Type

Description

name

non-empty string

Unique name of the item.
This is the key field and a required attribute.

description

string

Free format description.

category

string

Free format category.

subcategory

string

Free format subcategory.

owner

item

Items are organized in a hierarchical tree.
This field defines the parent item.

members

list of item

Items are organized in a hierarchical tree.
This field defines a list of child items.

cost

double

Cost or price of the item.
Depending on the precise usage and business goal it should be evaluated which cost to load into this field: purchase cost, booking value, selling price…
For most applications the booking value is the appropriate one.
The default value is 0.

global_purchase

boolean

When this item flag is set, it will a) prevent any new purchase orders for the item to be generated until the total inventory across all locations drops below the total safety stock and b) sales orders pointing at a location that is running out of stock will automatically be pointed to other locations in the network which still carry sufficient stock.
This field is not available in the standard database schema. You’ll need to add it as a custom attribute, or set this field through a custom Python script.

buffers

list of buffer

Returns the list of buffers for this item.

hidden

boolean

Marks entities that are considered hidden and are normally not shown to the end user.