What is Bill of Materials Revision in Sage 100?


How to add a new Revision to a Bill of Materials item?  What is the Bill of Materials Revision and how to use it?


Use caution when working with the below product functionality. Always create a backup of your data before proceeding with advanced solutions.


  • Revision is an alpha-numeric code that can be up to 3 digits. It is used to help track changes that are made to a Bill of Materials.
  • The Revision retains a complete history of the evolution of the product each time it’s modified by storing a duplicate of the entire bill for each time a revision is entered.
  • A revision number must be entered each time a bill of materials is referenced to ensure the correct items and quantities are listed.
  • Revision codes are beneficial in situations where service or repairs are required on a previous version of a bill of materials.

How to use Revision:

  1. Check the box to enable the “Use Bill Revision Code” in Bill of Materials Options.
  2. In BOM Maintenance, select the bill and enter the current revision code.
  3. When the bill requires changes, enter a new revision code to add to or change the current bill.
  4. On the lines tab, enter a revision code for the subassembly bill or an asterisk (*) to indicate the current revision of the bill.  This will be used when processing the bill on Production Entry or Work Order .


If necessary, seek the assistance of Acute Data Systems to help provide assistance with this process.