Specifies the item's level in a bill of material if the item is a component in a production BOM or an assembly BOM.
If, for example, the BOM is a component of a second BOM, which in turn is a component of a third BOM, then the field will contain 2 because the item is a component of a BOM at the third level in the BOM structure. The top level of a BOM is designated 0.
If the item is not a component of an assembly BOM or a certified production BOM, then this field contains 0.
The low-level code is used by the planning system as follows:
The planning of component parts is coordinated with the needs of all higher-level part numbers. When you calculate a plan, the BOM is exploded in the planning worksheet, and the gross requirements for level 0 are passed down the planning levels as gross requirements for the next planning level.
The program calculates the value in this field when you run the Calculate Low-Level Code batch job.
Low-level-codes may also be set up to calculate dynamically. For more information, see Dynamic Low-Level Code.LOW LEVEL CODE FIELD (ON A BOM):
Specifies the level in which this BOM is used.
The low-level Code identifies the lowest level of use of an item.
If the item functions as a production BOM, then the production BOM header will have the value 1 as the low-level code of the item. If the production BOM is a components of another production BOM, then the two production BOM headers will have the same low-level code.
This information is required when calculating a plan.
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