Inquiring on Commodity Codes Lesson

The tasks in this documentation provide end users with the tools to enter data and collect data in the system. It is the responsibility of the agencies to comply with State Statutes, Federal Rules and Regulations, and State policies.


For further information concerning State Statutes and policies, please refer to both internal agency resources and Administrative Services website:


  1. Click the State of Nebraska link.

    Step 1
  2. Click the Purchasing - Agencies link.

    Step 2
  3. Click the Commodity Codes link.

    Step 3
  4. Click the Commodity Code Look-up link.

    Step 4
  5. Enter search criteria in the Query by Example (QBE) line to narrow your search.


    o Entering a description or partial description, using a wildcard asterisk (*) before and after the search phrase (i.e., *FISH*) above the Description field will provide a listing of Commodity Classifications.

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  6. Once you have viewed the items by name, you can search further by entering the first three digits of a classification code followed by an asterisk (i.e., 945*) above the Item Number field. The asterisk is used to search globally for the extender to the classification code that further defines the item.

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  7. Entering *00 above the Item Number field will provide a listing of the 3-digit high level classification code for all items purchased.

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  8. If searching for commodity codes (Item Numbers) for Inventory, enter an “S” in the Line Type and/or Stocking Type fields in the QBE line.

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  10. Click in the Description field.

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  11. Enter the desired information into the Description field. Enter "*FISH*".

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  12. Click the Find button.

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  13. Click in the Item Number field.

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  14. Enter the desired information into the Item Number field. Enter "120*".

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  15. Click the Find button.

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  16. Click in the Search Text field.

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  17. Enter the desired information into the Search Text field. Enter "*OC*".

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  18. Click the Find button.

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  19. When all searches are complete, click the Close button.

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