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PartNumber + Color

Question asked by 1-FAMSIS on Feb 5, 2009
Latest reply on Feb 6, 2009 by Sandip Darveshi
We have a pipe applicaiton one diameter with lots of lengths 1ft to 24ft.<br /><br />Each length is a configuration and each configuration has a part number - there are about 700 different pipe lengths/configurations.<br /><br />An assembly has a hundred or so pipes with differing lengths,  we are good so far the BOM is perfect.<br /><br />Now to mess it all up comes along the color.  There are 255 colors any pipe can be painted.<br /><br />Because I can attach an attribute to the component and an API interface lets me change the color and display it.<br /><br />How can I include the color which is Component specific in a bill of materials?<br /><br />I have examined using a derived configuration with the partnumber+colornumber.  but that makes 255x700 configurations. <sigh><br /><br />Any ideas to help me?<br /><br />Thanks<br /><br />