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Performing a BoM Query

Both Impacted Substances queries and Compliance queries can be performed on an XML Bill of Materials instead of a list of Granta MI records. The Bill of Materials must be in the Granta 17/11 format, and this example shows how to use the lxml package with the XSD XML schema file to validate the XML format.

If the XML file is generated by a Granta MI product and has not been modified, it is possible to skip this step before submitting the query. However, it is strongly advised to validate the XML BoM in all situations to avoid unexpected server-side failures. If an invalid XML file is used in a query, an exception will be raised by the requests HTTP package, but will not contain information about why the XML is non-compliant. A more detailed log will be reported on the server in the MI Service Layer log.

The following supporting files are required for this example:

Validating an XML file with an XSD Schema

The lxml package provides a similar API to the standard library xml module, but it includes some additional functionality, including schema validation. First import lxml and then build a simple validator function that takes both the xml file and schema file and returns the result.

from lxml import etree

def xml_validator(xml: str, schema_file: str) -> bool:
    schema = etree.XMLSchema(file=schema_file)
    doc = etree.fromstring(xml)
    return schema.validate(doc)

We can now use this function to test the validity of a BoM generated by BoM Analyzer.

valid_xml_file = "supporting-files/bom-complex.xml"
with open(valid_xml_file) as f:
    valid_xml =
result = xml_validator(valid_xml, "supporting-files/BillOfMaterialsEco.xsd")

We can also test a BoM which is valid XML, but is not compliant with the schema.

invalid_xml_file = "supporting-files/invalid-bom.xml"
with open(invalid_xml_file) as f:
    invalid_xml =
result = xml_validator(
    invalid_xml, "supporting-files/BillOfMaterialsEco.xsd"

Running an Impacted Substances XML-based Query

Now we have validated the XML, we can build our XML BoM-based query. First, connect to Granta MI.

from ansys.grantami.bomanalytics import Connection

server_url = "http://my_grantami_server/mi_servicelayer"
cxn = Connection(server_url).with_credentials("user_name", "password").connect()

The Impacted Substances BoM query behaves similar to other Impacted Substances queries. However, a BoM query can only accept a single BoM at a time, and so we only ever receive a single list of substances impacted by the specified legislations.

from ansys.grantami.bomanalytics import queries

SIN_LIST = "The SIN List 2.1 (Substitute It Now!)"
impacted_substances_query = (
impacted_substances_result =
<BomImpactedSubstancesQueryResult: 1 BomWithImpactedSubstances results>

The BomImpactedSubstancesQueryResult object returned after running the query for impacted substances now behaves similarly to the result object for any other query for impacted substances. For example, we can print all substances impacted by the legislation using an approach from a previous example.

from tabulate import tabulate

rows = [
    [substance.cas_number, substance.max_percentage_amount_in_material]
    for substance in impacted_substances_result.impacted_substances
print(f'Substances impacted by "{SIN_LIST}" in a BoM (10/{len(rows)})')
print(tabulate(rows[:10], headers=["CAS Number", "Amount (wt. %)"]))
Substances impacted by "The SIN List 2.1 (Substitute It Now!)" in a BoM (10/39)
CAS Number      Amount (wt. %)
------------  ----------------
115-86-6                    18
115-96-8                    18
117-81-7                    18
117-82-8                    18
117-84-0                    18

Running an Compliance XML-based Query

Running a BoM Compliance Query produces the same result as if we had stored the BoM structure as linked ‘Products and Parts’ records in Granta MI.

from ansys.grantami.bomanalytics import indicators

svhc = indicators.WatchListIndicator(
    legislation_names=["REACH - The Candidate List"],
compliance_query = (
compliance_result =
<BomComplianceQueryResult: 2 PartWithCompliance results>

The BomComplianceQueryResult object returned after running the Compliance query contains a list of PartWithComplianceResult objects, the behavior of which has been covered in a previous example. The cell below prints the compliance status of the BoM.

root_part = compliance_result.compliance_by_part_and_indicator[0]
print(f"BoM Compliance Status: {root_part.indicators['SVHC']}")
BoM Compliance Status: WatchListUnknown

Invalid BoM Exception

If we were to try the same query with the invalid BoM, we would see a stack trace informing us that the MI Service Layer responded with a 500 HTTP response code. Change the constant below to True to raise the exception.

broken_query = (