|How to find parts using InterChange
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1. Select the Parts menu tab
- The Parts menu tab is the first menu tab located next to the Home link icon in the upper left portion of the progam window. Clicking the Home link icon also returns you to the Parts menu tab.
2. The Find sub-tab will be selected by default.
- The Find sub-tab is the first sub-tab under the Parts menu tab
3. Select the InterChange sub-tab.
- The InterChange sub-tab is the fourth sub-tab under the Parts menu tab
4. Enter a part number in the Part Number blank provided then click the Find this part button.
- Wildcard characters are allowed. See the "How do I use wildcards to find parts?" section below to learn more.
5. When wildcards are used clicking the Find this part button returns a list of part numbers matching your search criteria. Click a part number in the list to select it and then click the Parts List button to display the list of matching InterChange parts.
- When using wildcards it is possible to generate a list that contains too many parts to display, and you will be warned if you have done so.
In such a case, you should narrow your search criteria by entering as many exact characters as possible in the part number search field.
6. The Parts List will display a list of all parts matching your InterChange criteria.
- If the part number can be found exactly as entered, the list of matching InterChange parts will be displayed.
- Select one or more parts from the list by clicking the checkbox next to
it and then click the Check Availability button to perform an inquiry
or click the Add to quote button to continue to the quote view screen.
How do I use wildcards to find parts?
A "wildcard" is a special character that allows you to find parts
by matching part number patterns. Two wildcards are supported by InterChange:
- The asterisk (*) can be used to specify any part number that is identical up to the asterisk,
but can be anything else afterwards. The asterisk cannot be the first or second character in the
- The question mark (?) can be used to specify any part number that
is identical except for the question mark character, which will match anything
in that position only.
- The question mark and asterisk can be used in conjunction for even more advanced searches.