Use Automated Actions to create a BOM

This is a great example of the power of Automated Actions to do something useful.

Credit to Jake Robinson for this tip, which automatically creates a BOM for new items:

if == 6:


  1. The “apply on” means that it will not create a BOM for service items.
  2. Selection by product category is done in the Python code.
    • You need to know the record IDs of the product category and the BOM you will be copying (in this case the product category id is 6 and the BOM we are copying is record 1).
  3. You could easily have different BOM templates for different product categories:
if == 6:
if == 7:

2 thoughts on “Use Automated Actions to create a BOM

    1. You need to create the BOM first and check its record ID.

      The first BOM you create should have a record id of 1, and that is what is used in the first example. The second example assumes you have created two BOMs with record ids of 1 and 2.

      Instead of using browse(1) you can select the BOM you want to copy in other ways.

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