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Placing bulk CIs in inventory

After you create your Bulk Inventory CIs, add them to an inventory location for which you must specify the location or locations for them.


If you do not see a location, make sure that the CI has a CI type of inventory location, and not physical location. For information about creating inventory locations, see Creating inventory location CIs.

To place bulk CIs in inventory

  1. On the Asset Management console, from the navigation pane, choose Functions > Manage CIs.
  2. In the Select a CI Type dialog box, from the Type list, select Bulk Inventory > Bulk Inventory, and click Search.
  3. From the search results, open the bulk CI.
  4. On the Inventory Location tab, click Add.
  5. In the Search Inventory Locations dialog box, specify the search criteria and click Search.
  6. From the Results List table, select a location and click Relate.
    A message appears stating that the selected inventory location has been related to the bulk inventory record.
  7. In the message about the relationship, click OK.
    On the Bulk Inventory form, the Inventory Location tab lists each of the related locations.
  8. If the inventory is stored in multiple locations, for each location, repeat step 6 and step 7.
  9. Click Close.
    On the Bulk Inventory form, the Inventory Location tab lists each of the related locations. 
  10. Click the Quantity Per Location field for a location, and type the quantity in that location. 
    Continue to enter the quantity for each location, until all the quantity in stock for the bulk CI is accounted for.
  11. Click Save.

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  1. Priya Shetye

    Content from the topic "Adding bulk inventory to a storage location" merged with this topic.

    May 14, 2013 03:11
  2. Manoj Vishnubhotla

    Need instructions on how to update the Bulk Inventory quantity.

    e.g if i had 30 and used 20, but also ordered 30 more, so it goes from 30 to 10 and upto 40. how woudl i do all that to a single Bulk inventory item? I have searched all documentation and tried in the tool, there seems ot be no way to do it?

    Also, documentation around Bulk Item reorder configuration how that works is very thin? is it an automatic reorder? how is all that supposed to work?

    Nov 04, 2014 10:36
    1. Vinodh Katta

      Did you receive the instructions? I am also searching for the same for my customer.

      May 23, 2022 12:56
      1. Manoj Vishnubhotla

        NO i never did, but looks like it will work from the receiving console as long as there is a purchase order against the bulk item. then the normal reserve process etc will decrement the quantity similar to a normal hw CI from an inventory location.

        May 23, 2022 08:58