Just pulled this up because I was looking for the same question:
I need to map the configuration description, already have the configuration name mapped.
Im in SW 2011 SP3 and I have a check box that says "Use in bill of materials". I check this box. Then I go into the assembly that it is used in and open the component properties of that part. Activate the configuration you are wanting to use and it will populate your BOM....I had some screen shots but this slow website took too long to upload..
When you create your part or assembly. Go to "File Properties", click on the configurations drop down box, select the configuration that you would like to use, type in the information needed. I use this for all my multiple configuration setups. As you can see in the file I created, there are two configurations being used with different information.
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