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How to Add a Manufacturer

To add a manufacturer you must modify the MANUFACT.DBF file. To modify this file, open it with Database Editor.

To add a manufacturer, add a record to this file and fill in the code and manufacturer name. Use the next number available for a code and no more than 25 characters for the manufacturer name.

e.g. 40 My_new_manufacturer

The manufacturer codes are used as references to catalog files. You may wish to streamline your component selection by creating a MOST COMMONLY USED manufacturer code. This may represent an assortment of manufacturers and the components you use regularly. This would save time during catalog selection.

e.g. 0 Most_used

You should use code 0 for this purpose as EDS regards code 0 as a "multi manufacturer file" when searching for parts.

Automatic Addition:

When using Elecdes or Paneldes to add a catalog file, if a manufacturer has not been assigned to the code you provide, you will be asked for the manufacturer name and Elecdes will automatically append the new manufacturer to the MANUFACT.DBF file.

See also

Add a catalog file.

Manufacturer List.