Option 9.8. Region Item Associations

In a basic PRT parent-child association, you must identify a serialized and non-serialized item type for the region to identify the region item association.

If there will be one or more items processed in the region that do not require the parent-child association, you must identify each as a bystander using the Region Item Association dialog box.

  1. Open the Region Item Association dialog box, as follows.

  1. Expand the PRT folder in the Tracker Configuration left pane.

  2. Expand the Advanced folder.

  3. Double-click Region Item Associations.

A list box displays in the left pane.

  1. Click in the right pane.

The Region Item Associations dialog box opens.

  1. Configure an item's update type, as follows:



Region ID

Region in which the parent-child association must be made for tracking purposes.

Guideline: The parent-child association involves a serialized and non-serialized item. When the two are associated in the Tracking system, they become linked through the rest of the production process. For example, if you have two items through which holes are drilled so that they can be attached and the items are separated in production for processing, applying the parent-child association ensures that they remain logically linked in the system.

Item Type

Serialized item

Enter one of the following.

Parent item in the association.


Non-Serialized item

Child item in the association.



Item that does not require the parent-child association, but will go through this region to be processed.

Important: Entries for these items are also required.

Update Type


When the item type is…









Either serialized or non-serialized but is not participating in a parent-child association.

  1. Click OK.

Result: The region item association configuration is added to your Tracking Model

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Step 9. Do additional tracking configuration.