A list of alternative part numbers may be kept in the Quantum MX database. Alternative part numbers are configured for individual parts.

Setting Up Alternative Part Numbers

  1. Browse to a Part that you wish to edit.
  2. Click Edit.
  3. Using the Alternate Part Numbers box, type in the alternate part number. Quantum MX will provide a helper drop down box to help you locate exact part numbers.
  4. Repeat to add multiple alternate part numbers.
  5. Alternate part numbers may be removed by clicking on the [x] inside the green part number tag.
  6. Click Save to save the part information to the database.

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Locating Alternate Parts

The alternate parts for a specific part are shown on the Part detail page.
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If the alternate part number can be located in the Quantum MX parts database, it will be shown with a puzzle piece icon. Click the part number to browse to the associated part. If the alternate part number is not found in the Quantum MX parts database, a plus icon will be displayed. Click the part number to create a new part in the database with the associated part number.

Reciprocal Alternates

When alternate part numbers are assigned to a part, Quantum MX will automatically update the associated alternate part records, creating the reciprocal link.

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