Quick preview: Text Search in Bill of Materials and Catalogs

Oleg Shilovitsky
Oleg Shilovitsky
2 December, 2019 | 2 min for reading
Quick preview: Text Search in Bill of Materials and Catalogs

Search is one of these functions that everyone is looking for when it comes to data management. To be able to identify and isolate the data you need is extremely important. At OpenBOM, we developed multiple approaches to easily slice and dice data in different ways. 

To remind you what is available today here are few videos: 

1- OpenBOM Filter (it is available in single, multi-level and flattened BOM as well as in user-defined view) 

2- OpenBOM Part and Advanced Search Dashboard. 

Both solutions are focused on different scenarios. Today, I want to give you a quick preview of a simple text search we think is filling the gaps in the OpenBOM search function. 

A new search function is allowing you to quickly jump between text matches in the bill of materials or catalogs. It will be the only search for visible pieces of information. 

Here is a quick preview of the search.


Search is a very important function. At OpenBOM, we provide a variety of ways to search and navigate between elements of data. Until now OpenBOM had filter and search dashboard. A new text search function will fill the gap remaining to provide needed search experience. 

Tell me what do you think and what is missed in your view.

Check OpenBOM webinars to learn more about BOM management. If you have questions, contact OpenBOM support.

Try OpenBOM today by registering to FREE OpenBOM User Subscription.  

Best, Oleg @ openbom dot com.

Let’s get to know each other better. If you live in the Greater Boston area, I invite you for a coffee together (coffee is on me). If not nearby, let’s have a virtual coffee session — I will figure out how to send you a real coffee.

Want to learn more about PLM? Check out my Beyond PLM blog and PLM Book website

Related Posts

Also on OpenBOM

4 6
12 June, 2024

In today’s fast-paced manufacturing environment, companies are increasingly seeking ways to work in a more connected and efficient manner. The…

11 June, 2024

In my previous article, I briefly introduced you to upcoming OpenBOM enhancements related to product structure management and the introduction…

8 June, 2024

In the modern manufacturing and supply chain management environment, streamlining processes from engineering to procurement is vital. To support customer…

7 June, 2024

The common story is for manufacturers to outsource production overseas to take advantage of lower costs amongst other things. At…

6 June, 2024

One of the questions that often causes confusion in product development and manufacturing is change management. This topic has many…

5 June, 2024

The last two decades of SaaS development have changed the way customers are buying software. What was before a lengthy…

4 June, 2024

Modern manufacturing requires streamlining product information management and the application of efficient and robust cost and ordering processes. Cost calculation…

31 May, 2024

The demand for digital solutions in hardware product development has never been higher. As projects grow in complexity, the traditional…

30 May, 2024

In the world of precision engineering and underwater filming equipment, efficiency and reliability are paramount. Gates Underwater Products, a leader…

To the top