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About Advisor Configuration Tables

Use Configuration tables to define valid and invalid combinations of all the features you entered for the pageset.

Each time you make a selection in the Input UI display page, the application engine checks to see if the feature values are valid or invalid. A portion of the data in a pageset defines all of the possible combinations of feature values. Each combination represents a valid configuration or an exception:

  • When the selected features are compatible and represent a product that is available for sale, the selection set represents a valid configuration.
  • When a combination of features does not make a valid configuration, it generates an exception. The application displays an exception message that guides users to make choices that match a valid configuration.

Each pageset must have at least one configuration table called MAIN, which Advisor creates for each new pageset. If you have large amounts of complex configuration information, you can create additional Configuration subtables and point to them from the MAIN Configuration table.

This chapter describes how to work with configuration tables. It describes basic functions, such as creating and designing configuration tables, and advanced functions, such as creating exception messages and cross-sells, as well as creating links back to a pageset from a cross-sell. This chapter also describes how the configuration matching process works.

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