Question

When I import parts into CIP, the Key Field Configuration dialog includes seven different part properties I am asked to map. However, I do not know how the properties are defined. How can I find the property definitions?


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Solution

The definitions of the part properties listed in the CIP Field column of the Key Field Configuration dialog are listed below.


Part Type  – Identifies the part type. The Part Database Explorer uses this property to define the part database folder hierarchy. Use this property to facilitate part searches. Typical contents are resistor, resistor\fixed, capacitor, capacitor\electrolytic, IC, IC\Memory\SRAM, connector, and so on. The levels of the hierarchy are defined using the backslash (\) character (or any character you define in the configuration). You can define any number of levels in the hierarchy.

 

Part Number – This is the company part number field. This field is a required field and must be filled in.

 

Component View – This is the field in your CSVfile that identifies the table for which the part is to be imported. This is a required field.

 

Manufacturer – This is the field in your CSV file that identifies the name of the manufacturer. This is an optional field. To successfully import manufacturer parts, both the "Manufacturer" field and "Manufacturer PN" field must be mapped. 

 

Manufacturer PN – This is the field in your CSV file that identifies the manufacturer part number. This is an optional field. To successfully import manufacturer parts, both the "Manufacturer" field and "Manufacturer PN" field must be mapped.

 

Distributor – This is the field in your CSV file that identifies the name of the distributor. This is an optional field. To successfully import a distributor part, both the "Distributor" field and "Distributor PN" field need to be mapped. 

 

Distributor PN – This is the field in your CSV file that identifies the distributor part number.  This is an optional field. To successfully import a distributor part, both the "Distributor" field and "Distributor PN" field need to be mapped.