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BOM not returning correct values

Question asked by Andrew Hall on Oct 30, 2017
Latest reply on Oct 31, 2017 by Deepak Gupta

We use a BOM equation to combine our solidworks file name and configuration name to make our "part number", until now this system has worked really well for us however, our sequential part numbers rolled into 00D000, our default configuration name is "-0" for this part number and configuration name the bom equation now returns "0-0"

infact all part numbers that start with 00D seem to return the same value

 

We have discovered that 10D000 returns the value 00000

We get weird values until we hit 00F000 the equation then returns the correct value, our VAR has told us the issue would does not occur in 2018.

 

our work around is going to be to jump to 00F000 but i am interested to know if this is a common thing, if any one else has seen it before or if any one knows why it happens and if we are going to encounter any more anomalous part numbers in our sequence

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