Applied Parameters: Action=EditComponentSupplierLinks
This command is used to access the Supplier Links dialog, which provides controls to add or remove supplier links for the active library component. A Supplier Link provides the live link between an Altium Designer component and a real-world manufactured item in a supplier's database of electronic components.
This command is accessed from the Schematic Library Editor by right-clicking anywhere in the design workspace, and choosing the Supplier Links command from the context menu.
First, ensure that the component that you wish to manage the supplier links for, is selected in the Components list in the SCH Library panel (and is therefore the active component in the design window).
After launching the command, the Supplier Links dialog will appear. The dialog lists all of the currently defined links for the component. The upper pane shows information for added supplier items, including Manufacturer, Manufacturer Part Number, Description, and Unit Price. You can add or remove supplier items to/from this area. The lower pane shows the detailed Parameters, Documents, Pricing and Stock information for a selected item in the upper pane.
To add an additional Supplier Link, simply click on the Add button. The Add Supplier Links dialog will appear, from where you can search for, and add a link to, the required item.
To delete a Supplier Link for the component, simply select its entry, in the upper region of the Supplier Links dialog, then click the Remove button.
- Many suppliers offer discounts for bulk orders. Use the Order Quantity field to see how pricing changes, per unit, based on quantity of item ordered from the supplier. In addition, you can also change the currency used for the Unit Price - simply select from a range of supported currencies in the drop-down field to the left of the Order Quantity field. Currency conversion will use the latest daily rates, provided you are signed in to your Altium account.
- All currently defined Supplier Links for a schematic library component can also be viewed and edited directly from the SCH Library panel. Simply select the required component in the Components region of the panel, to populate the Supplier Links region of the panel. Detailed data for a selected Supplier Item will be displayed in the Supplier Information region of the panel.