Adding custom part numbers

9.2.7 Available from 9.2.7.

Add custom part numbers to the software catalog to improve the results of automated bundling of software components.

Before you begin

An icon representing a user. You must have the View Software Catalog and Signatures and Manage Metric Quantity Declarations (previously: Manage Licenses) permissions to perform this task.

About this task

You can add custom part numbers to any product-license metric pair existing in the software catalog. After adding custom part numbers to the catalog, make sure to include these custom part numbers in the part numbers file that is uploaded to License Metric Tool. After the next data import, the custom part numbers are matched against the uploaded part numbers and used for automated bundling. For more information, see: Importing part numbers.


  1. In the top navigation bar, click Reports > Products & Metrics.
  2. Select the product for which you want to add a custom part number.
  3. Hover over Edit, and click Edit Catalog Part Numbers.
  4. Provide a custom part number or part numbers in the Custom Part Numbers field. Separate each number with a comma. The custom part number can contain letters, numbers and an underscore (_). Other characters are not allowed. Each part number needs to be unique. Thus, you cannot add a duplicate of an existing catalog part number.
  5. Click OK.


The specified custom part numbers are added to the software catalog, and displayed in the Catalog Part Numbers column.

What to do next

To remove custom part numbers, select the product, hover over Edit, and click Edit Catalog Part Numbers. Then, remove custom part numbers from the list, and click OK.