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To begin, login to the ecommerce application and configure the PC001 with all of the extra options.  These include the 2 Gb RAM, 500 Gb HDD, second 500 Gb HDD, NIC, and modem.  Do a checkout to complete the order. 
Before we continue a little analogy....
When a customer orders a configurable good, some degree of manufacturing must occur to produce the finished product.  Imagine that we just ordered this computer from Dell.  Dell has to gather all of the various components for the computer, build the computer, test the computer, pack it into a box, and ship it.  Add a half dozen or so in-betwen steps(eq. transfering parts from a warehouse or moving the computer from the building lab to the shipping room) in there and you have the whole manufacturing process.  Think of this scenario when you are reading through this page so you have a mental image to connect things to.

Now that you have placed the order, log into the backend of OFBiz: http://localhost:8080/webtools. If you click on the order tab and then your newly created order, it will pull up the detailed sales order form.  Scroll down to the Order Items Screenlet.  The first thing you will notice is that a new Product ID of 10010(May be different in your install) has been created for the Configurable PC.  We will come back to this shortly.  Below this are the following fields: