Historical part notes are annotations relative to a part number that are kept indefinitely and displayed in reverse chronological order (newest to oldest). Uses for historical part notes may include any information provided by a vendor such as production schedules, ship dates, installation particulars, etc. The screen shot displays a part that has historical part notes associated with it.
Notice the indicator in the lower right corner. “/PT” means there are historical part notes for the number displayed. “<29-Sep-10>” means the most recent note for the number displayed is from September 29, 2010. If the most recent note was not very current you may opt to not display the actual note text. To display the notes text type “/PT” <enter> at the part number prompt.
The most recent note text is displayed at the top of the upper scrolling region of the screen along with the user’s CODIS login that created the note. Each note is date and time stamped as well. All notes for the number are displayed in the upper scrolling region in reverse chronological order. Type “A” <enter> to add an additional note to the number displayed. Type a period, backslash, or /E <enter> to exit the part note and return to the Product Stock Inquiry screen.
Historical part notes can also be viewed from Order Entry. At the “V?” prompt (end of line), type PT <enter> to display the note text.