OK, the title of this post might be a bit misleading, but in Maximo 7, you can’t actually delete items from the Item Master. This is not a bug and it’s actually meant to be this way. In order to “delete” an item, you basically just have to change the status of the item to “OBSOLETE”. To do this:
- Go to the Item Master and search for the item you wish to change the status of.
- From the “Select Action” menu select “Change Status”.
- Using the “New Status” drop down list, select the new status.
- In order to ensure that the status is rolled out to all Organizations and Inventory records for this item check the box labeled “Roll New Status to Organizations and Inventory?”.