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Inventory Assemblies

I have an assembly item and when building it, i am not using one of the parts listed on the BOM.  I don't want to remove the part from the BOM as I use it most of the time.  How can I build this with either putting that qty as zero or deleting it off just this one build?

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Inventory Assemblies

Great to have you here, @sarahm1.


Allow me to provide some details on how inventory item works.


Since there's a specific inventory item on that inventory assembly that you're about use, you can simply create or build a new inventory assembly. Here's how:


  1. Go to List.
  2. Choose Item List.
  3. Click the Item drop-down arrow.
  4. Select New.
  5. Choose Inventory Assembly as the type.
  6. Enter the Inventory Items included on the Bill of Materials.
  7. Complete the inventory assembly details.
  8. Click Ok.


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If you need further assistance with the steps above, I’d suggest contacting our Customer Care Team. A specialist will be able to further help you via secured remote access session.


Here’s how you can reach them:

  1. Click this link
  2. Choose the QuickBooks Product.
  3. Select your QuickBooks Desktop version.
  4. On the Contact Us page, select a topic.
  5. Click on Get Phone Number button to see the support number.

Keep in touch with us here in the Community and let me know how it works. I’m always here to lend a hand in creating an inventory assembly in QuickBooks Desktop.

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Inventory Assemblies



Please Learn from this input.




QB Enterprise allows you to Vary the build as you make the Build. You would make a different Assembly, for each Finished Good you stock that makes them different. Otherwise, you can Substitute and Change the BOM on the fly, on the Build, if that is what you are asking about.

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