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I apologise if this is the wrong forum but I have had no answer by running the below query through the "support for e-learning" contacts. Hence I am hopting the forums can help.

Ref. course 80339 Bill of Materials - Scrap and Measurement. https://dynamics.microsoftelearning.com/eLearning/courseDetail.aspx?courseId=289220

There is a test-yourself exercise with the following data; Item 8001 has standard dimensions (HxW) 8x4

In configuration BOM for item 7014, item 8001 is found to have dimensions (HxW) 3.2x1.32

Hence the measurement for height factor on 8001 in the particular BOM is 0.4 (=3.2/8) and for width 0.33 (=1.32/4)

In the exercise walkthrough a value is entered in the field "Constant" with no explanation. The value is 0.32. How is this value of 0.32 derived?

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• There is actually an error in the content. The Constant field should have 0.132, not 0.32. An error log is being issued for this, so thanks for bringing it to our attention.

Here is an explanation of the calculation:

The constant is the value that represents the conversion factor for the sales quantity of the item. It is the ratio of BOM component size to item master size.

Thus, the calculation is as follows:

. BOM component size equals to component height multiplied by component width (3.2*1.32=4.224)

. Item master size equals to standard height multiplied by standard width (8*4=32)

. Constant equals to BOM component size divided into item master size (4.224/32=0.132)

Kind regards

Claire Bremer Nielsen

Senior Project Manager/AX Project Group Lead

Microsoft Learning

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• There is actually an error in the content. The Constant field should have 0.132, not 0.32. An error log is being issued for this, so thanks for bringing it to our attention.

Here is an explanation of the calculation:

The constant is the value that represents the conversion factor for the sales quantity of the item. It is the ratio of BOM component size to item master size.

Thus, the calculation is as follows:

. BOM component size equals to component height multiplied by component width (3.2*1.32=4.224)

. Item master size equals to standard height multiplied by standard width (8*4=32)

. Constant equals to BOM component size divided into item master size (4.224/32=0.132)

Kind regards

Claire Bremer Nielsen

Senior Project Manager/AX Project Group Lead

Microsoft Learning

• Thank you so much Claire - this was exactly the kind of answer I was looking for. It clears up my confusion.

Best regards

Allan