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About Advisor Feature Tables

Use feature tables to define the features and feature values of a product. For example, color is a feature and red, green, and blue are values for that feature.

Information in feature tables can be used to populate the UI controls that appear on Display pages in your application. Use Configuration tables to define valid and invalid combinations of feature values. For more information, see Process of Creating Advisor Configuration Tables.

There are four types of feature tables:

  • Standard
  • Linked
  • Trigger
  • Target

Standard Feature Tables

Use standard feature tables to define your features.

Linked Feature Tables

Use Linked Tables when feature table information needed for multiple UI controls is identical. For example, if you have an Interior Color feature table for a Car pageset and you want to create an Exterior Color feature table that uses the same set of color values, you can create the Exterior Color feature table as a linked table. You cannot edit a linked table. To make changes to the table design or table data, edit the original table (in this example, the Interior Color feature table).

Trigger and Target Feature Tables

Trigger and Target feature tables are used to determine what values appear in a UI control based on a selection in another UI control. Based on the user's selection in a UI control tied to the Trigger table, different subsets of information (values a user can select) are displayed in the UI control tied to the Target table. The range of values in the target table are dynamically filtered based on the value selected from the trigger table. For more about Trigger and Target feature tables, see Trigger and Target Feature Tables for Advisor Applications.

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