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Create a Parts Master

Learn How to create a Part Master in DealerTeam and understand the related functions.  The Parts Master controls part definitions across multiple inventories. Components of the Parts Master include supersession, price tape updates, catalog images, as well as barcode definitions.


Parts Masters are the base records for all parts in inventory, past and present.  Caution should be used when editing a Parts Master. Often times, the best approach when changing Part Numbers or Manufacturers is to mark the Status In-Active and create a new Parts Master. 

Learn when to use Part Supersession to update a part numbers. 

Parts Master

Every cataloged part needs a Part Master to define the cost, price, description, and status. Organizations supporting multiple locations can manage a single Parts Master, while keeping parts inventories unique across all locations.     

There are two methods when creating a new Parts Master.  Make sure to select the DealerTeam Parts app to display the correct Tabs. 


1. Click Create New from the sidebar, select Parts Master.

   create new drop down, select Parts Master 

    2. Click the tab Parts Master, click New. 

    New button on Parts Master tab


Included in creating a new Parts Master are the following required fields. Enter the appropriate values and click Save.  

  Required Fields

  • Manufacturer
  • Part Number
  • Part Description
  • Cost
  • Retail Price
  • Pack Quantity
Create a new part master required fields


The Parts Master record will be created.


 Parts master record


The system will create a unique Part MFG:No. In the above example, FD:FL-820-S is the Manufacturer prefix FD combined with the Part Number FL-820-S.

The Raw Part Number FL820S is also created without any spaces or special characters. This is used programmatically to interact with third party systems that do not recognize both spaces and/or special characters. 

What's Next

After a Parts Master is created, learn how to add a new part to the physical inventory.