Fix change processing errors

Each child item on a parent item's BOM, Sources or References list must be released with (or before) the parent item. A child item can be canceled only when it's not used by a released parent item.

Rules for processing a change form

An implementing change form can be processed when its Affected list

  • will release or cancel an item (part or document) that doesn't use, and isn't used by, another item;

or

  • will release a parent item that uses a pending child item, and
  • that pending child item is released with (or before) the parent item;

or

  • will cancel a released child item that is used by a released parent item, and
  • that released child item is not canceled while remaining on the released parent item.

Fixing processing errors

PDXpert examines the routed change form's Affected list and displays the Processing Error window if the processing rules are violated. If an item is listed more than once, fixing that item may resolve several of the reported errors.

Remove from change: <child item>, used by <parent item>

The Processing Error window shows each released child item that may not belong on the change form's Affected list.

Remove from change: child item, used by parent item

To solve this processing error, do one of the following:

  1. Remove the released child item from the change form's Affected list. The released change will not cancel the child item, which remains available for the parent item.

  2. Add a new pending iteration of the child item to the change form's Affected list, to replace the previous iteration on the parent item.

  3. If the parent item is released, revise the parent item to remove the child item, and then add the parent to the current change form's Affected list.

  4. If the parent item is pending, remove the released child item from the parent item BOM, Sources or References list.

  5. Add the released parent item to the current change form's Affected list to cancel both parent and child items.

Add to change: <child item>, required for <parent item>

The Processing Error window shows each pending or canceled child item may be missing from the change form's Affected list.

Add to change: child item, required for parent item

To solve this processing error, do one of the following:

  1. Add the pending child item to the change form's Affected list to release it with the parent item.

  2. If the child item is already on another change form's Affected list, process and release the child item before releasing the parent item on the current change.

    You can also remove the child item from the other change form, and then proceed with option 1, above.

  3. Remove the child item from the pending parent item BOM, Sources or References list.

  4. Remove the parent item from the current change form's Affected list.

If the child item's most recent iteration is canceled, create a new pending iteration before following option 1 or option 2.

If the child item isn't ready for release at Production lifecycle and the parent item must be released, consider releasing parent and child items at a pre-production lifecycle. Follow up with a production release later.

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