QAD Configurator Basics > Variables and Features > Variable and Feature Options
  
Variable and Feature Options
Options are predefined values for selection and are available for three types of variables: text, numeric list, and date list.
Here are some examples of variable options.
 
Variable
Variable Type
Options
Cloth
Text
Cotton
Cotton/Polyester
Nylon
Cabinet-height
Numeric List
100
125
150
175
When maintaining options for a variable, you can set the default variable option or arrange the order of the variable options. In this way, more frequently chosen options appear toward the top of the list.
Feature options are based on options of the variable from which the feature is created. When maintaining a feature, you can select the variable options you want as feature options or create new options for the feature. You can also set the option and change the order of options in the list. However, these changes you make to feature options do not affect their source variable options. If you select Use Standard Options in Master Group Maintenance, all the features in this master group use the same options as those of the variables they are created from.
Example: The variable Cloth has three options (Sunset Orange, Tropical Blue, and Arctic White). The Std Options field has not been set (so feature options can be included), and this variable has been linked to the Sunblind configurable item 9-100-100 to create a feature also called Cloth. The following table shows a possible configuration of using Feature Option Maintenance to change the available options.

Feature Options
 
Variable Options
Feature Dependent Options
 
 
Configurable item: 9-100-100
Variable
Option
Feature
Options Available
 
Cloth
Sunset Orange
Cloth
Sunset Orange
Included
Tropical Blue
Excluded
Arctic White
Arctic White
Included
 
Royal Blue2
Added

1 Tropical blue is not a possible cloth for the Sunblind 9‑100‑100 configurable item and has been excluded

2 The additional option of Royal Blue cloth is unique for the Sunblind 9‑100‑100 configurable item and has been added.