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  • Bill of Material

    I am trying set up a Bill of Material Item

    I have 2 tables
    (1)ITEM
    (FIELDS) ITEM ID COMPONENT

    (2)INV_DET
    (FIELDS) ITEM ID COMPONENT

    Item table has a field called COMPONENTS. In this field I list all the components that make up this item.
    e.g
    ITEM ID COMPONENT

    ONE COMP1
    COMP2
    COMP3

    I have a table lookup in INV_DET table on ITEM->ITEM.The Linking field is ITEM
    The Fill function is used to copy the Item Components from ITEM table to the INV_DET>COMPONENTS

    The problem is that the item number is duplicated for every component. The result is that the lookup table now displays duplicated item no for every component.So instead of being able to select the item No once and then automatically populating the components field, One has to select the ITEM NO for every component to populate the field.
    e.g
    ITEM ID COMPONENT

    ONE COMP1
    (ONE) COMP2
    (ONE) COMP3

    instead of

    ONE COMP1
    COMP2
    COMP3



    Can Somebody help me?
    Sorry about the duplication of the topic.




  • #2
    RE: Bill of Material

    "The problem is that the item number is duplicated for every component."

    I just do not understand this sentence. Could you enlarge on what this means.

    Bill
    Bill Hanigsberg

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    • #3
      RE: Bill of Material

      I want to be able to select an item from the item table and then the components that make up that item must be copied to the appropiate invoice detail fields with the same names. I have not been able to accomplish this. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

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      • #4
        RE: Bill of Material

        What you have is a new entity I would call an assembly. An assembly consists of a collection of items. You would do best to create a new table to store info on these assemblies.

        When you select an assembly you then invoke a script to copy the appropriate items to the invoice detail.

        You might make the lookup field rule conditional - either by item names always beginning with "A" or with a separate field, so the program knows what you want.

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