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Configuration of 1 table to multiple tables
I fear I've discovered a dilemma that will bite us down the road if there isn't a solution (which I fear may be the case).
With configurations, you have the option to use one table, or more than one. If you use one table, it can quickly cascade into a lot of rows and columns. To condense it, you start with adding those different options in multiple tables as needed. However, what can you do if the table already exists and one column needs to be put into its own table?
Case in point: I have a plate that's configured with two columns: length and width. I realized it would be easier to have thickness also variable with the same shape, and wanted to separate it into three tables: long side, short side, and thickness. However, one column has four unique values. Is it possible to separate that column into a table by itself without altering the model's configuration relationships?
When I did it manually, it lost all of its data, because I had to delete the column in the table in order to make it in a different table. Luckily, the plate itself only existed in one assembly so far, but if I hadn't caught that early, 9 months from now, I would have been hurting >.>