March 17, 2020
Today, I’d like to continue my articles about OpenBOM data management. In my previous article, I was converting reference-instance fundamentals. Please check it here.
You can check also OpenBOM Data Management fundamentals article, which speaks about three important elements of OpenBOM data management model:
1- Data management architecture
2- Reference-instance model
3- Parent-chield relationships
To speak about Parent-Child relationships, I will use a simple model of a Skateboard. A very simple model contains 2 assemblies Skateboard and Axle Assembly. Each assembly has its parts.
The parent-child relationships model creates relationships between assemblies. OpenBOM organizes relationships automatically based on Part Numbers. The parent-child relationships model works in parallel with the reference-instance model. Parent-child relationships are modeled in the Bill of Materials. The Reference-instance model is supported by relationships between Catalogs and BOMs.
Here is a picture that explains parent-child relationships.
Here is the video of my OpenBOM Data Management – Part 2.
OpenBOM parent-child relationship is a fundamental element of the product information data model. OpenBOM creates automatic relationships based on part numbers and by doing so supports multi-level and flattened BOMs in OpenBOM.
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Best, Oleg @ openbom dot com.
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