Quantity to Assemble Field, Assembly Header Table
Specifies how many units of the assembly item that you want to partially post. If you want to post the full quantity on the assembly order, then you should leave the field unchanged with the value that is copied from the Quantity field.
When you have made a partial posting, the value in this field is updated to show the quantity that remains to be assembled. The same value is shown in the Remaining Quantity field.
The remaining quantity is calculated as follows:
Quantity – Assembled Quantity = Remaining Quantity
If the assembly order is linked to a sales order, then the value in the Qty. to Assemble to Order field on the sales order line is copied to the Quantity to Assemble field, via the Quantity field on the assembly order header. For more information, see How to: Sell Items Assembled to Order.
In addition, the value in the Quantity to Assemble field is related to the Qty. to Ship field on the sales order line, and this relation manages the shipment posting of assemble-to-order quantities, both partially and completely. This is true when the full sales line quantity is assembled to order. It is also true in combination scenarios where one part of the sales line quantity is assembled to order and another part is shipped from inventory. However, in the combination scenario, you have additional flexibility when you ship partially because you can modify the Quantity to Assemble field within predefined rules to specify how many units to ship partially from inventory and how many to ship partially by assembling to order.
In combination scenarios, a default value is inserted in the Quantity to Assemble field and is calculated from the Qty. to Ship field according to a predefined rule that guarantees shipment of assemble-to-order quantities first. You can only change it according to predefined rules.
For more information about the rules to modify the Quantity to Assemble field, see the "Combination Scenarios" section in Assemble to Order or Assemble to Stock.
For information about shipping assemble-to-order quantities in basic warehousing, see Handling Assemble-to-Order Items in Inventory Picks.
|If the assemble-to-order quantity is being shipped with a warehouse shipment, then you can only define the assembly output quantity in the Qty. to Ship field on the warehouse shipment line. The Quantity to Assemble field on the linked assembly order is not editable. For information about shipping assemble-to-order quantities in basic warehousing, see Handling Assemble-to-Order Items in Warehouse Shipments.|
For more information about combining assemble-to-order and inventory quantities on one sales order line, see How to: Sell Inventory Quantities in Assemble-to-Order Flows.