This article provides general information about configuration rules. Configuration rules define relationships between items in a bill of materials (BOM) for products that use the dimension-based configuration technology.
Configuration rules are available when you define dimension-based configuration models. Configuration rules are used to either enforce or prohibit specific item combinations in a bill of materials (BOM). After a BOM has been created and the relevant items have been assigned to their respective configuration groups, one or more configuration rules can be defined. If two items belong together, the Select operator is used to ensure inclusion. If two items are mutually exclusive, the Deselect operator is used to ensure exclusion.
Note: This information applies only to product masters that use the dimension-based configuration technology.
Existing configurations aren't affected by subsequent changes to the configuration rules. However, it's important that you set the rules before you define a new configuration, and that you check the rules if you think they have been changed.
Note: For the Select method, the derived configuration group, item number, and configuration are automatically selected. For the Deselect method, the derived configuration group, item number, and configuration can't be selected.