I am running a Bowling Supply Company and I get bowling balls in various
weights. I want to be able to track the brand, then the weights that we
sell. Would setting the Parent as a Lot Matrix, then the various weights as
child? Is there a benefit to this or am I just duplicating my efforts?
That would be the way to go...easiest.
Parent = "Pro Series 1200 Bowling Ball (whatever name)"
Children= weight, color, color design (whatever)
Then SO makes the part numbers for you!
Pro Series 1200 12lb Red Swirl
Pro Series 1200 12 lb Red Solid
Pro Series 1200 12 lb Blue Swirl
Pro Series 1200 12 lb Blue Solid
Pro Series 1200 11lb Red Swirl
Pro Series 1200 11 lb Red Solid
Pro Series 1200 11 lb Blue Swirl
Pro Series 1200 11 lb Blue Solid
Pretty cool eh?
Just so you know Bill what Mickie is describing is a Matrix item NOT a Lot
Matrix item. The Parent item is actually the Matrix or Style Code of the item
and each of the colors, sizes or weights would be essentially the Child items.
Matrix Code Description
BL-BSMIN Brunswick - Smokin' Inferno
Comes in 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 lbs.
In RMS you create a 1 dimensional Matrix item with the Matrix LookupCode of
BL-BSMIN and a Weight dimension for each of the weights and as Mickie says
RMS will create a separate code for each of the items, like so:
BL-BSMIN01 Brunswick - Smokin' Inferno 12lbs*
BL-BSMIN02 Brunswick - Smokin' Inferno 13lbs*
BL-BSMIN03 Brunswick - Smokin' Inferno 14lbs*
BL-BSMIN04 Brunswick - Smokin' Inferno 15lbs*
BL-BSMIN05 Brunswick - Smokin' Inferno 16lbs*
RMS will also add the to each of these items the Dept., Cat., Price, Cost
and Supplier. What RMS lacks is the ability to have pre-defined Dimensions,
so everytime you want to enter a new Style of ball you need to reenter the
entire dimension. Also adding to an existing dimensions is combersome. You
can't properly copy a pre-existing matrix item
Now if you also sell Apparel and Shoes you may want to look at either RMS
, Retail Realm's FashionBundle
or Digital Retail Solutions Matrix Master
These tools will help define reusable dimensions, enter, edit, copy and add
to your Matrix items.
*Note - You need to be careful of the length of your description, this
description would be cut off because the field length is only 30 characters.