An item represents an end product, intermediate product or a raw material.

Each demand is associated with an item.

A buffer is also associated with an item: it represents a storage of the item at a certain location.


Field Type Description
name non-empty string
Unique name of the item.
This is the key field and a required attribute.
description string Free format description.
category string Free format category.
subcategory string Free format subcategory.
owner item
Items are organized in a hierarchical tree.
This field defines the parent item.
members list of item
Items are organized in a hierarchical tree.
This field defines a list of child items.
cost double
Cost or price of the item.
Depending on the precise usage and business goal it should be evaluated which cost to load into this field: purchase cost, booking value, selling price…
For most applications the booking value is the appropriate one.
The default value is 0.
global_purchase boolean
When this item flag is set, it will a) prevent any new purchase orders for the item to be generated until the total inventory across all locations drops below the total safety stock and b) sales orders pointing at a location that is running out of stock will automatically be pointed to other locations in the network which still carry sufficient stock.
This field is not available in the standard database schema. You’ll need to add it as a custom attribute, or set this field through a custom Python script.
buffers list of buffer Returns the list of buffers for this item.
hidden boolean Marks entities that are considered hidden and are normally not shown to the end user.