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Un Build Assembly

Hi,
Is ther any solution for Un Build the items which were already build in past due to damage only a part of thet same item?

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Un Build Assembly

to unbuild an assembly item, bring up the build assembly screen, use the back arrow top left to cycle back to the build you want to delete, use menu edit>delete build when that build is on screen.

 

all parts used in the assembly item BOM will return to stock

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Un Build Assembly

to unbuild an assembly item, bring up the build assembly screen, use the back arrow top left to cycle back to the build you want to delete, use menu edit>delete build when that build is on screen.

 

all parts used in the assembly item BOM will return to stock

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Un Build Assembly

This sounds wonderfully simple, but where is there a menu tab in the build assembly window? 

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Un Build Assembly

Thank you for that great answer, @Rustler!

Hey @QuBouser1!

 

The Edit menu that Rustler is referring to is the one between File and View. You can also press Ctrl + to delete the assembly you opened. I made you a screenshot for visual reference.

 

 

QuickBooks Desktop has in-product articles that you can use as reference in the future. Just press F1 to launch the Help window and search for something like delete build assembly item. This will give you an article about deleting a built assembly.

 

Feel free to post again if you need help.

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Un Build Assembly

How can I delete a Build Assembly that is pending from last year.  Our QuickBooks has been closed by the accountant, but I have a Building Assembly still pending with the date 12/07/2018.  I am unable to delete because the books are closed.  I can not just close this Build Assembly because it requires full access to Edit Closed Transactions (which I think means that I would need permission to "unclose" the books from 2018.  Do you have any suggestions how we can move forward with this un Build Assembly?

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Un Build Assembly

Thanks for sharing on-point details about your concern, @dmckinny

 

Yes, you'll need to ask permission from your accountant to unclose the books for 2018. This way, you can delete the pending build assembly item by performing the steps provided by Rustler above. 

 

Before doing it, please first make sure to create a backup of your company file. Once deleted, you can close your 2018 books in the program. Since the deleted build assembly item is pending and it's a non-posting transaction, it doesn't affect the quantity on hand of components and assembly items for last year. 

 

For more information, you can check out this helpful article: Create, Build, and Work With Inventory Assembly Items

 

This will get you in the right direction, @dmckinny

 

I'll be right here to help if there's anything else you need. Have a great day. 

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Un Build Assembly

Can you unbuild some but not all of the assemblies that were built at once?  We built 7 of a certain item, then the customer returned one of them and we want to unbuild one and put the components back into stock.

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QuickBooks Team

Un Build Assembly

Hi there, @GlassDale.

 

Currently,there isn't a way to delete an assembly if they were created all at once. But I have a workaround you can consider.

 

A workaround you can consider is to create an adjustment. This way, you can add the stocks back to your inventory. But before this, you’ll need to take note of the components of your assembly.

 

You can follow the steps in recording the adjustment:

  1. Click on Inventory from the menu bar.
  2. Choose Adjust Quantity/Value on Hand.
  3. Choose the Adjustment Account.
  4. In the Item column, enter the assembly.
  5. Enter the New Quantity. The number should show a decrease in your assemblies.
  6. In the other rows, enter the components of the assembly.
  7. Enter the New Quantity of the components. The number should show an increase in your items.
  8. Click on Save and Close.

You can refer to this article for more information: Adjust Inventory Quantity or Value.

 

You can always tag me in your comment if you have any other questions. I’d be glad to help you.

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Un Build Assembly

Thanks for the reply and work around, @Alessandra_B.  It's hard to understand how QB doesn't have a simple Unbuild Assembly facility.  My old software (Sage by Peachtree) had one for at least 10 years.  It's even harder to understand how, when I make an inventory adjustment for an assembly the components aren't returned to stock automatically.  Sigh 😿.

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Un Build Assembly

Hey there, GlassDale.

Allow me to take over and help you with unbuilding certain items from the assembly in QuickBooks Desktop.

 

To unbuild certain items, you can edit the Quantity when from the build assemblyThis way, the components are returned and stock automatically.

 

Here's how:

 

  1. Click Inventory at the top menu bar then click Build Assemblies.
  2. Locate the assemblies you've created and edit the Quantity to Build.
  3. Click Build and Close.

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For more details about building assemblies in QuickBooks; check out this recommended article: Create, build, and work with inventory assembly items.

 

For additional help, you can also reach out to our QuickBooks Desktop Support.

 

  1. Within your QuickBooks Desktop, click Help at the top menu bar.
  2. Click Contact us.
  3. To route you to the correct support expert, we need to know what type of question you have. Give a brief description of your issue and click Continue.
  4. We’ll provide you a few options. You choose which one is best for you.

Should you have additional questions about inventory and assemblies, please ping me out. I'd love to help.

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Un Build Assembly

I looked at doing this, and to me it appeared that I'd be building additional assemblies instead of reducing the number previously built  (in this case, it looks like I'd be building an additional 6 units instead of reducing the 7 down to 6.)
Also, is there an easy way to find assembly builds?  I can't find a search facility, so all I can do is scroll through all the previous builds to find the one I want.
 
Thanks for your input - I'm going to try doing it this way.
 
Edit: I tried it, and it worked.  Thanks again.
 
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Un Build Assembly

Thanks for the quick response, GlassDale.

I'm glad to hear this worked for you.

 

We also have resources available to help you grow and manage your business, all you need to do is visit the QuickBooks Resource Center for more information.

 

Additionally, I'd encourage to visit the What's New section on your QuickBooks Desktop, to be updated with our latest news and updates including product improvements.

 

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Also, you may find this article helpful: Set up Advanced Inventory.

 

For account discussion, you can also reach out to our QuickBooks Desktop Support.

 

  1. Within your QuickBooks Desktop, click Help at the top menu bar.
  2. Click Contact us.
  3. To route you to the correct support expert, we need to know what type of question you have. Give a brief description of your issue and click Continue.
  4. We’ll provide you a few options. You choose which one is best for you.

You know where to find me if you have additional inventory queries. Have a good one.

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Un Build Assembly

I found the answer to how to find specific assembly builds here: https://www.newquickbooks.com . It worked! (In case the link is broken, from the edit menu click on "find". In the window that comes up, select the "advanced" tab, and under filter choose "transaction type". For the transaction type, choose "build assembly" (all the way at the bottom of the list). Then click on the "find" button to get a list of builds, find the one you want, and double click to open it. 

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