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Variant configuration multiple Level selection

Hi pp Guys,

In my previous project varient configuration was single level . That's working fine.

Ex: Header Car

Item Engine

For Assembling car ENGINE must be ISUZU or Matador .

This is working fine no doubt about that..

Now the scenario is header is same and item also same But after selecting Isuzu or Matador one more option are there.

That may be 3 cylinder or 4 cylinder. How to do that and in sales order first selection should be Engine and then item selection must be cylinder. any one can guide me.

Thanks in Advance,

S.Suresh.

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    Oct 08, 2007 at 04:02 PM

    Dear,

    Create a char value hierachy as below

    Char name - Enginetype

    Values - ISUZU and MATADOR

    select ISUZU line and click on next hierachy node, in which you give the following values

    ISUZU 3 : ISUZU- 3 cylinder

    ISUZU-4 : ISUZU - 4 cylinder

    You can define dependency for each value

    same for MATADOR

    MATADOR 3 : MATADOR- 3 cylinder

    MATADOR-4 : MATADOR - 4 cylinder

    Advantage in this is you can see the hierachy and select properly.

    Another option is as below

    Create a char called cylinder and values as below

    ISUZU 3 : ISUZU- 3 cylinder

    ISUZU-4 : ISUZU - 4 cylinder

    MATADOR 3 : MATADOR- 3 cylinder

    MATADOR-4 : MATADOR - 4 cylinder

    assign it to same product class, class type 300.

    in the cylinder char

    In the values give a precondition that if engine type MATADOR is selceted, then select only MATADOR 3 : MATADOR- 3 cylinder and MATADOR-4 : MATADOR - 4 cylinder.

    Hence user will chose one of this where you have maintained the dependecny to selcet the BOm item.

    I hope it is clear to you, if required,pl come bck

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      DESCRIBED AS BELOW

      YOU NEED TO HAVE 4 DEPENDENCIES

      ISUZU 3 : ISUZU- 3 cylinder

      ISUZU-4 : ISUZU - 4 cylinder

      You can define dependency for each value

      same for MATADOR

      MATADOR 3 : MATADOR- 3 cylinder

      MATADOR-4 : MATADOR - 4 cylinder

      You can define dependency for each value

      hence totally 4 Object dependency you need to create, my assemptuion is you have 4 bom item as below

      ISUZU- 3 cylinder

      ISUZU - 4 cylinder

      MATADOR- 3 cylinder

      MATADOR - 4 cylinder

      sent the docs.-SEE THE DOCS AND COME BACK

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    Oct 08, 2007 at 05:58 AM
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      Hi,

      Thanks for ur guidence. But i want partically experienced people suggestion, about this scenrio.

      Regards,

      S.Suresh.

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    Oct 08, 2007 at 06:03 AM

    Hi Suresh,

    One thing u can do is assing multiple value in the charactstics of Engine and include the values as Isuzu , Matador,3 cylinder,4 cylinder. so that when charactrstics engine appears then it will show u all values and u can choose multiple values. Hope this will solve ur prob. As i know once u assing as multiple or sinlge value selection in charactartistics then u can not change this selection.

    regards

    ramakant

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      Hi Suresh,

      If u tick multiple value in basic data in value assignment in charactristics then it will allow u to select multiple values.

      another way is to create one more charactristics which include the 3 cylinder and 4 cylinder. For ex Engine contains u values like matadoor then below that one charactristic will be there like Nos of cylinder it will have the value 3 or 4.

      regards

      ramakant

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    Oct 08, 2007 at 06:14 AM

    Hi

    IS the selection of 3 cylinder and 4 cylinder possible for both the engines or is this selection independent of the engines?

    Please clarify so that I can give u some suggestion accordingly

    Chandra

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    Oct 08, 2007 at 02:44 PM

    Chandra has you on the correct path. It appears that either the 3 cylinder or 4 cylinder is an option for both ISUZU and MATADOR. Create an Additional Characterstic for CYLINDER with the Characteristic Values of either 3 or 4.

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    Oct 09, 2007 at 11:56 AM

    Just a word of caution. The Engine Type (ISUZU and MATADOR) and the Number of Cyclinders ( 3 or 4) are 2 unique properties describing the engnie. What happens if you would add Toyota and Honda and also add 6 cylinder and 8 cylinder. Would you then want to creat a separate characteristic for each possible combination. Now we add more Engine Types and more Number of Cylinders and add more combinations. It would be much easier to create 2 separate characteristics, one for the Engine Type and one for the Number of Cylinders. You may have further characteristics which may be dependent on just the Engine Type or the Number of Cyclinders, which would make your Selection Conditions and Preconditions longer than what they would need to be by creating a characteristic for each possible combination.

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