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Performing a Material Compliance Query#

A Material Compliance Query determines whether one or more materials are compliant with the specified indicators. This is done by first determining compliance for the substances associated with the material, and then rolling up the results to the material.

Connecting to Granta MI#

Import the Connection class and create the connection. See the Getting Started example for more details.

from ansys.grantami.bomanalytics import Connection

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

Defining an Indicator#

A Compliance query determines compliance against ‘Indicators’, as opposed to an Impacted Substances query which determines compliance directly against legislations.

There are two types of Indicator object (WatchListIndicator and RohsIndicator), and the syntax presented below applies to both. The differences in the internal implementation of the two objects are described in the API documentation.

Generally speaking, if a substance is impacted by a legislation associated with an indicator, and in a quantity above a specified threshold, the substance is non-compliant with that indicator. This non-compliance applies to any other items in the BoM hierarchy that directly or indirectly include that substance.

First, create two WatchListIndicator objects.

from ansys.grantami.bomanalytics import indicators

svhc = indicators.WatchListIndicator(
sin = indicators.WatchListIndicator(

Building and Running the Query#

Next define the query itself. Materials can be referenced by Granta MI record reference or Material ID. The table containing the Material records is not required, since this is enforced by the Restricted Substances database schema.

from ansys.grantami.bomanalytics import queries

mat_query = queries.MaterialComplianceQuery().with_indicators([svhc, sin])
mat_query = mat_query.with_material_ids(["plastic-pa66-60glassfiber",

Finally, run the query. Passing a MaterialComplianceQuery object to the method returns a MaterialComplianceQueryResult object.

mat_result =
<MaterialComplianceQueryResult: 3 MaterialWithCompliance results>

The result object contains two properties: compliance_by_material_and_indicator and compliance_by_indicator.

Results Grouped by Material#

The compliance_by_material_and_indicator property contains a list of MaterialWithComplianceResult objects with the reference to the material record and the compliance status for each indicator. The SubstanceWithComplianceResult objects are also included because compliance was determined based on the substances associated with the material object. These are also accompanied by their compliance status for each indicator.

Initially, we can print just the results for the reinforced PA66 record.

pa_66 = mat_result.compliance_by_material_and_indicator[0]
print(f"PA66 (60% glass fiber): {pa_66.indicators['SVHC']}")
PA66 (60% glass fiber): WatchListHasSubstanceAboveThreshold

The reinforced PA66 record has a status of ‘WatchListHasSubstanceAboveThreshold’, which tells us the material is not compliant with the indicator, and therefore contains SVHCs above the 0.1% threshold.

To understand which substances have caused this status, we can print the substances that are not compliant with the legislation. The possible states of the indicator are available on the Indicator.available_flags attribute and can be compared using standard Python operators.

For substances, the critical threshold is the state ‘WatchListAboveThreshold’.

above_threshold_flag = svhc.available_flags.WatchListAboveThreshold
pa_66_svhcs = [sub for sub in pa_66.substances
               if sub.indicators["SVHC"] >= above_threshold_flag
print(f"{len(pa_66_svhcs)} SVHCs")
for sub in pa_66_svhcs:
    print(f"Substance record history identity: {sub.record_history_identity}")
16 SVHCs
Substance record history identity: 75821
Substance record history identity: 74483
Substance record history identity: 75073
Substance record history identity: 75822
Substance record history identity: 119243
Substance record history identity: 74441
Substance record history identity: 161216
Substance record history identity: 270848
Substance record history identity: 161215
Substance record history identity: 119242
Substance record history identity: 76444
Substance record history identity: 76445
Substance record history identity: 74449
Substance record history identity: 77133
Substance record history identity: 76672
Substance record history identity: 75282

Note that children of items passed into the compliance query are returned with record references based on record history identities only. The Granta MI Scripting Toolkit for Python can be used to translate record history identities into CAS Numbers if required.

Next, look at the state of the zinc alloy record.

zn_pb_cd = mat_result.compliance_by_material_and_indicator[1]
print(f"Zn-Pb-Cd low alloy: {zn_pb_cd.indicators['SVHC']}")
Zn-Pb-Cd low alloy: WatchListAllSubstancesBelowThreshold

The zinc alloy record has the status ‘WatchListAllSubstancesBelowThreshold’, which means there are substances present that are impacted by the legislation, but are below the 0.1% threshold.

We can print these substances using the ‘WatchListBelowThreshold’ flag as the threshold.

below_threshold_flag = svhc.available_flags.WatchListBelowThreshold
zn_svhcs_below_threshold = [sub for sub in zn_pb_cd.substances
                            if sub.indicators["SVHC"].flag == below_threshold_flag]
print(f"{len(zn_svhcs_below_threshold)} SVHCs below threshold")
for substance in zn_svhcs_below_threshold:
        f"Substance record history identity: {substance.record_history_identity}"
2 SVHCs below threshold
Substance record history identity: 72969
Substance record history identity: 74252

Finally, look at the stainless steel record.

ss_316h = mat_result.compliance_by_material_and_indicator[2]
print(f"316H stainless steel: {ss_316h.indicators['SVHC']}")
316H stainless steel: WatchListCompliant

The stainless steel record has the status ‘WatchListCompliant’, which means there are no impacted substances in the material.

We can print these substances using the ‘WatchListNotImpacted’ flag as the threshold.

not_impacted_flag = svhc.available_flags.WatchListNotImpacted
ss_not_impacted = [
    for sub in ss_316h.substances
    if sub.indicators["SVHC"].flag == not_impacted_flag
print(f"{len(ss_not_impacted)} non-SVHC substances")
for sub in ss_not_impacted:
    print(f"Substance record history identity: {sub.record_history_identity}")
9 non-SVHC substances
Substance record history identity: 75489
Substance record history identity: 73449
Substance record history identity: 75307
Substance record history identity: 75352
Substance record history identity: 75516
Substance record history identity: 77816
Substance record history identity: 75373
Substance record history identity: 75306
Substance record history identity: 77307

Results Grouped by Indicator#

Alternatively, using the compliance_by_indicator property provides a single indicator result that summarizes the results across all materials in the query. This would be useful in a situation where we have a ‘concept’ assembly stored outside of Granta MI, and want to determine its compliance. We know it contains the materials specified in the query above, and so using compliance_by_indicator will tell us if that concept assembly is compliant based on the worst result from individual materials.

if mat_result.compliance_by_indicator["SVHC"] >= above_threshold_flag:
    print("One or more materials contains an SVHC in a quantity > 0.1%")
    print("No SVHCs, or SVHCs are present in a quantity < 0.1%")
One or more materials contains an SVHC in a quantity > 0.1%

Note that this cannot tell us which material is responsible for the non-compliance. This would require performing a more granular analysis as shown above, or importing the assembly into Granta MI and running the compliance on that part record.