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Release Notes for Release 5.2
QAD Configurator Version: 5.2
Release Date: March 2010
QAD Product Suite Compatibility: eB2.1 SP4, QAD 2007, QAD 2007.1, QAD 2008 Standard, QAD 2008.1 Standard, QAD 2008.1 Enterprise, QAD 2009 Standard, QAD 2009 Enterprise, QAD 2009.1 Enterprise, QAD 2010 Enterprise
Related Documentation: User Guide: QAD Configurator (item 78-0820A); Installation Guide: QAD Configurator (item 78-0819A)
These release notes describe the most significant changes and fixes introduced with this version of QAD Configurator.
Oracle Database Support
Forecast Consumption by Configurable Items
View Configuration Details Browse Collection
Integration with QAD Trade Management
Oracle Database Support
This release of QAD Configurator supports the Oracle database as well as the Progress database.
Forecast Consumption by Configurable Items
Use Variant Planning Item Rule Maintenance to define variant planning item selection rules for non-kit configurable items. Variant planning items are used to consume forecast when confirmed sales orders are created for variant items. For configurable items that are physical or phantom kits, when you generate variant items from them, the system adds components of their variant items to the mrp_det table. In this way, they also consume forecasts upon sales order confirm.
When you create a variant item by either creating a new configuration or modifying an existing one, the system applies the variant planning item rule. The system then adds the variant item to the product structure of the planning item as a component. When the variant is put on a sales order line and confirmed, the forecast of the planning item, if set up, is consumed by the order quantity.
For a multi-level product structure, there can be multiple configurable items with their own planning items and selection rules.
View Configuration Details Browse Collection
You can now use the new View Configuration Details browse collection to view details of existing configurations, including features, short questions, options, short answers, and functional groups. You do not have to be a licensed Configurator user to use this browse collection in QAD EE.
Integration with QAD Trade Management
This release of QAD Configurator can be integrated with QAD Trade Management. When creating a variant item, the system copies TrM product data as well as product division data from the configurable item to the variant item.
If you want to integrate the Configurator variant item creation process with the QAD Trade Management product, you must apply the Configurator-TrM integration patch and perform some additional steps. The patch has only been certified against this configuration: QAD 2008.1 SE + QXtend 1.6.2 + TrM 2.7.6.