In PDS, a commodity code can have up to 16 digits. In some cases, the length allowed for the commodity codes is too short for the standardization of complex items, such as valves. The Table Linking feature can be used to add additional information to the base commodity code without breaking the limits.
Using the Table Detail Link, an unrestricted number of tables, groups, and details can be linked to the existing commodity code information. This additional information is shown as text in the short and long description on the S.20.02 Tablenames with Details screen and in the short description on the S.30.01 Commodity Codes screen, Window 2.