link the standard cost on a group of items to a commodity price

Posted on 2008-01-29
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How can I link a group of items to a commodity?  I would like to be able to update the price of the commodity and then update the standard cost of these items based on their weight and the commodity price.
Question by:captainrichard
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you need a commodity table for the basic commondity price/details

you need an item table for the specific item

now it gets complicated ... are the items just differently packaged quantities of the commodity ?

   in which case you item table just refers to the base commodity table (has a foreign key to it)

or is the item constructed of multiple commodities (what do you mean by weight actual Kg/lb? or the percentage/ratio of the commodity to the eventual product?)

in which case you have an item components table which holds the relationship
between the item and its components
   e.g. itemno , commodityid,   weight , ...

either way you either calculate the price on the fly each time... or
probably have a trigger on the commodity table , which when the price is updated
 causes an update for the item price....


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