Parent page: Data Management Preferences
The Data Management – Parts Providers page of the Preferences dialog provides controls to configure parts providers including currency, suppliers and supplier links.
The Data Management – Parts Providers page is part of the main Preferences dialog that is accessed by clicking the control in the upper-right corner of the workspace then selecting the Parts Providers entry under the Data Management folder.
The Supplier listing is provided by the Altium Parts Provider extension that is installed by default when installing Altium Designer. If desired, the Altium Parts Provider extension can be uninstalled. To uninstall, go to the Installed tab under the Extensions & Updates tab and find the Altium Parts Provider icon (shown below), then hover the cursor over the icon and click to uninstall.
To reinstall the Altium Parts Provider extension, go to the Purchased tab under the Extensions & Updates tab and find the Altium Parts Provider icon then click the to install.
To make searching for parts in Suppliers' databases more efficient, the software fills a suggested keyword into the Keywords field at the top of the Add Supplier Links dialog based on the parameters from the source Altium Designer design component. The following fields/parameters are used by default: Comment, Description, and Name. Parameter Name is listed in order of Priority.
Add any parameter name(s) that you would like renamed on import or made visible by enabling the Visible option. Parameters imported along with supplier links or for new components also can be excluded (enable Exclude) or suffixed (enable Suffix). To edit a Supplier Parameter Name or an Imported Parameter Name, click in the text box. Note that only black text is editable; any parameter names displayed in gray are not editable.