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This example is for non SAP integration Assembly Processing

Depending on end deliverable requirements it can be very useful figuring out during processing when the process is working on a top level assembly vs. a sub level assembly.

For example you might want to run a poly reduce operation at the top level instead of the individual part level.  You may want to add collapse logic on sub-assemblies or any other number of scene level operations

In order to do this you need to modify your assembly build process jmp_assembly_buildassembly (ideally you would save this as a new process and not overwrite the out of the box processes)

Within your process add an If operation from the  Flow Control tool box and use the following condition

number(//xmlrequest/BuildAssemblyRequest/Assembly/PreProcessingInstructions/Parameter[@Name=’bomTopLevel’]/@Value)

This will either return a 0 for the sublevel assemblies or a 1 for the top level. The IF operation will use Boolean logic to determine if the current assembly being processed is the top level. (0=false 1=true)

Now you have a starting off point to add the additional operations you need under each branch of the IF statement.

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  1. Mark Doberenz

    I was using a smilar technique with a coworker and we found that when using a DMS assembly workflow, we need to do an ” = 1″ at the end of the line. This is because we need to check specifically for a 1 value. Integers evaluating to booleans will always be True if they are “not 0” so they would have always evaluated to true for every level of the hierarchy.

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    1. Brandon Wright Post author

      The bomIsTop Flag will always be 0 unless its the top level assembly so the boolean logic will work.  Added clarification to which workflow this is applicable for.

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