Currently, the only way to add multiple products at once to the impacted product list of an engineering change order is via the 'where used' function on the engineering change order impacted product (or the ECO header).

However, the list of products that need to be updated cannot always be derived from a 'where used' query. Think of scenario's where you have a lot of variants (eg. combination of configuration, color, size,...) and they all need an additional component (eg. a product manual). In this case, there's no 'where used' to be run. A users needs to be able to select multiple products (or released product variants) from a list or a query and get them in the impacted products list of the Engineering Change order in one go.

In the current solution, this can only be done one-by-one (click 'new' > 'Add existing product' > open the product dropdown and search for the product > start over again) which is not realistic if you have to update eg. 20, 30,..100 variants. A user will not know the 'product number' (which is the variant...) but would filter on eg. 'product name' or would like to filter on the product dimensions and mark multiple variants and add them in one go to the 'impacted product' list.

A similar form as the 'where used' list could be used to, provided that is allows filtering from the entire product list instead of just the where-used products search result.

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Beatriz Nebot Gracia

Product Manager, Microsoft