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How to load an excel bill of materials?

Discussion in 'OpenBuilds Bug Report' started by Carl Feniak, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. Carl Feniak

    Carl Feniak Master
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    I have a part list in excel that I have tried uploading but found that while it shows up on my build files, it doesn't show up on the build unless I am in edit mode. I assume this means no one else can see it. Any guidance?
     
  2. Tweakie

    Tweakie OpenBuilds Team
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    If it's any help I can see that the BOM is in the files section but as it is a compressed Excel document (.xlsx) I can't actually open it (maybe standard .xls would be better for most people ?).

    Tweakie.
     
  3. Carl Feniak

    Carl Feniak Master
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    Thanks Tweakie,
    I had been saving the BOM under "Parts List Upload", which wasn't appearing. I've changed it to the general "files" upload and now it is there. I've also added an xls version, good call.

    As a side note: when I first started making changes to my build I noticed that to publish my changes you need to use the "Submit Build" button, which is quite confusing and more so since it is followed by an overwrite warning. You may want to reconsider different text. Such as "submit changes" or "republish" the is initialized after the first submission. Not a big deal, but a bit of confusion on my end. I've got it figure out now.
     
  4. Mark Carew

    Mark Carew OpenBuilds Team
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    We are working to make this less confusing for adding builds. Thank you for the feedback
     

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