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Title: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: HG on March 30, 2012, 15:43:52 pm
 8) 8) 8) 8) read step by step and I bet you wil get it....
donate if it helps   :o :o paypal: andrewms@nycparty411.com


Custom Fields Explained...images are named as the steps...where i think words is hard to explain...
if u need additional help let me know I'll try if ur donating.... ;D ;D

It works I took the time and now I somewhat got it…to make life easy I will do a eg of "Available size and color" for  T-shirts etc

How to..

1 click custom fields under products tab
2 click new

Enter the following as it is without notes in bracket you can then delete this when you see how it works…

3 custom field type: select plug-ins
4 Title: Available Sizes and Color (note this will be displayed above the options on the frontend so name it what you choose)
5 published: select yes
6 parent : do not change (this you can play with once you get the hang of it)
7 Cart Attribute : yes

 (you can play with these later)
8 description: (leave blank for now)
9 default: (leave blank for now)
10 tooltip: for sizing use ask a question (try this it will add a blue icon on front-end)
11 layout: (leave blank for now)
12 admin: no
13 is a list: no
14 hidden: no
15 select a plug-in: VM - custom, stockable variants

16 click save
17 scroll down to "select a plug-in you will see new boxes added"

<<<THIS IS COLOR OPTION>>> 
18 option name: Color
19 Option values: (enter as below)
Black
Red
Blue
Green

<<<THIS IS SIZE OPTION>>>
20 option name: Size
21 option values (enter as below)
s
m
l
xl
xxl

<<<<THERE ARE 2 MORE OPTION YOU CAN PLAY WITH THOSE WHEN YOU GET THE HANG OF IT>>>>

22 Click Save……
<<note this field can be used for any item that uses color and size to add more sizes or color  come back here and add more lines>>
see image: custom fields before moving on

PRODUCTS TIME!!
BELOW WILL COVER IF YOU ALREADY HAVE AN ITEM WITH CHILDREN

<<ALREADY HAVE AN ITEM WITH CHILDREN>>
23 go to products
24 click on the item you will like to add color and size to UNDER Product is Children of <<SECOND COLUMN>>
(this is confusing you will see the children items look on top in blue you will see the parent item click the parent of link)(or click one of the child items then scroll down to the right you will see the parent link) see images 24 and 24B

###MAKE SURE YOU ARE UNDER THE PARENT BEFORE CONTINUING###

25 click custom fields (make sure you are under parent)

26 custom field type: select Available Sizes and Color  (or whatever you named the field) SEE IMAGE
27 now you will see the options match each child with the color and size option SEE IMAGE
28 click save
29 go to the item you should see it there…

basically you have to create the field options which can be size only, color and size etc… create your item as you normally would, create your child then apply the field to match each child and thats it…make sure the child item is in stock or else it will not show the parent item also must be in stock...


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Title: Re: How to use Custom Field (Explained)
Post by: HG on March 30, 2012, 15:51:28 pm
2 OTHE IMAGES

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Title: Re: How to use Custom Field (Explained)
Post by: dsrpmedia on March 30, 2012, 23:40:11 pm
omg does this really have to be so mind bendingly difficult?

I tried my best to follow the steps at the end I wound up getting a bunch of errors

'Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /path-to-site/plugins/vmcustom/stockable/stockable.php on line 187

it still does not appear that you can have a parent without a price whith the cildren orderable....

this is a nightnmare... it used to be soooo easy
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field (Explained)
Post by: HG on March 31, 2012, 00:30:48 am
HG , you are not very clear WHICH custom field.

There are many, are you explaining  the stockable variant?
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yes stockable variant
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field (Explained)
Post by: HG on March 31, 2012, 00:33:49 am
omg does this really have to be so mind bendingly difficult?

I tried my best to follow the steps at the end I wound up getting a bunch of errors

'Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /path-to-site/plugins/vmcustom/stockable/stockable.php on line 187

it still does not appear that you can have a parent without a price whith the cildren orderable....

this is a nightnmare... it used to be soooo easy

Its not trust me..its a lot of words because of the steps....if you create an item then add the children then do the steps you will see.
or pay me I'll login and do the fields for you... ;D ;D
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: dsrpmedia on March 31, 2012, 00:53:35 am
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Its not trust me..its a lot of words because of the steps....if you create an item then add the children then do the steps you will see.
or pay me I'll login and do the fields for you...

I`d be glad to make a contribution if you can help me to understand how to do this - I`ve built several VM shops which are running fine under the old VM 1.1, but because Joomla 1.5 is being outdated I will need to upgrade these sites eventually - plus I have a few new customers who I would rather not build on the old framework / switch cart solution for if I can get VM 2.0 to work.

Basically I need to replicate (almost exactly) the parent/child relationship which was standard in the old VM 1.1 setup
-see this link http://www.nutrawholesale.com/nutra-organic-plant-acids-opa/2-step-anti-flu-program?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage_default.tpl&product_id=27&category_id=43

note
- the parent has no price, it is just a 'shell'
- the parent does not appear in the childrens` drop down
- the child product name + attribute (size) + price are displayed in the dropdown
- when a selection from the dropdown is made that child products` page loads

Can you make this happen / help me to understand how?
How much of a contribution are you looking for?

Thank you again.


Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: HG on March 31, 2012, 01:11:23 am
ok give me a few....i'll try create that item
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: HG on March 31, 2012, 01:14:29 am
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Its not trust me..its a lot of words because of the steps....if you create an item then add the children then do the steps you will see.
or pay me I'll login and do the fields for you...

I`d be glad to make a contribution if you can help me to understand how to do this - I`ve built several VM shops which are running fine under the old VM 1.1, but because Joomla 1.5 is being outdated I will need to upgrade these sites eventually - plus I have a few new customers who I would rather not build on the old framework / switch cart solution for if I can get VM 2.0 to work.

Basically I need to replicate (almost exactly) the parent/child relationship which was standard in the old VM 1.1 setup
-see this link http://www.nutrawholesale.com/nutra-organic-plant-acids-opa/2-step-anti-flu-program?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage_default.tpl&product_id=27&category_id=43

note
- the parent has no price, it is just a 'shell'
- the parent does not appear in the childrens` drop down
- the child product name + attribute (size) + price are displayed in the dropdown
- when a selection from the dropdown is made that child products` page loads

Can you make this happen / help me to understand how?
How much of a contribution are you looking for?

Thank you again.


do you need to keep track of inventory?
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: dsrpmedia on March 31, 2012, 01:20:25 am
yes, if possible.

not everyone of my clients uses inventory control, but some do.

definately need to have the orders referenced by sku in the notifications so that they are sure what to ship
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: HG on March 31, 2012, 01:47:29 am
yes, if possible.

not everyone of my clients uses inventory control, but some do.

definately need to have the orders referenced by sku in the notifications so that they are sure what to ship

seems like variant options will not show if there's no price..
but you can just give the item the lowest price then add the child with the different prices...see your item i did...
http://headgone.net/shop/index.php/headgone-store/nasal-sinus-spray-detail
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: dsrpmedia on March 31, 2012, 02:01:37 am
your link sends me to a page which says 'PAGE MOVED. MAIN PAGE.'?
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: dsrpmedia on March 31, 2012, 02:11:25 am
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seems like variant options will not show if there's no price..
but you can just give the item the lowest price then add the child with the different prices...see your item i did...

so as far as you can tell it is indeed not possible to replicate a basic parent / child relationship from vm 1.1?

it seems so cumbersome to me to make prospective clients do math to figure out what a product costs

eg lowest price $1.57

30ml verion + $2.35

so the client has to figure out on their own that the product is $3.92

why can `t we just tell them the price?

and why not able to have a parent as a shell? - it looks SO much nicer

***I know this has nothing to do with you, other than you are just trying to help the cause & I appreciate that - it`s just that I find this so incredibly frustrating.

every time I try to do something with vm 2.0 it seems it can only be done half-assed

probably if I wasn `t so familiar with vm 1.1 it wouldn `t bother me as much, because I would have no idea of how easy & functional it should be.
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: HG on March 31, 2012, 02:23:41 am
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seems like variant options will not show if there's no price..
but you can just give the item the lowest price then add the child with the different prices...see your item i did...

so as far as you can tell it is indeed not possible to replicate a basic parent / child relationship from vm 1.1?

it seems so cumbersome to me to make prospective clients do math to figure out what a product costs

eg lowest price $1.57

30ml verion + $2.35

so the client has to figure out on their own that the product is $3.92

why can `t we just tell them the price?

and why not able to have a parent as a shell? - it looks SO much nicer

***I know this has nothing to do with you, other than you are just trying to help the cause & I appreciate that - it`s just that I find this so incredibly frustrating.

every time I try to do something with vm 2.0 it seems it can only be done half-assed

probably if I wasn `t so familiar with vm 1.1 it wouldn `t bother me as much, because I would have no idea of how easy & functional it should be.

what i did was create the parent with the base price then with the child just put their prices it will auto update to the price when the option is selected..

http://headgone.net/shop/index.php/headgone-store/nasal-sinus-spray-detail

if the do not work go to headgone.net/shop then search nasal sinus
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: dsrpmedia on March 31, 2012, 02:35:20 am
hmmm I`m still getting that 'page moved' error - even when I try to just go to
http://headgone.net/shop/index.php/
http://headgone.net/shop/
http://headgone.net/
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: HG on March 31, 2012, 02:43:11 am
hmmm I`m still getting that 'page moved' error - even when I try to just go to
http://headgone.net/shop/index.php/
http://headgone.net/shop/
http://headgone.net/

weird....what country are you in

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Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: dsrpmedia on March 31, 2012, 02:48:10 am
Canada
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: dsrpmedia on March 31, 2012, 02:49:37 am
on the dropdown in your image I don `t see it showing a price?

if this product came in 10 different sizes a customer would have to click on each option 1 at a time to see how much they are?

that doesn `t make sense to me - I just can `t see people having that much patience, chances are they would just leave
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: HG on March 31, 2012, 03:10:55 am
on the dropdown in your image I don `t see it showing a price?

if this product came in 10 different sizes a customer would have to click on each option 1 at a time to see how much they are?

that doesn `t make sense to me - I just can `t see people having that much patience, chances are they would just leave

you can just add $20, $32 etc to the field option..

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Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: HG on March 31, 2012, 03:13:11 am
here's the field i did for that item

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Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: HG on March 31, 2012, 03:21:25 am
hmmm I`m still getting that 'page moved' error - even when I try to just go to
http://headgone.net/shop/index.php/
http://headgone.net/shop/
http://headgone.net/

i think ur ip range is blocked. had some attacks on my site from canada before so maybe thats why.

Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: corymp on March 31, 2012, 05:11:27 am
See step 22

This is where it ends for me... When I click "Save", everything in the options boxes I just filled in get erased. Is there something I'm missing?
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: dsrpmedia on March 31, 2012, 06:29:29 am
step 27 is where the wheels come off the cart for me  - see attached

apparently I am supposed to see the parents' child products & be able to somehow map them to the attribute options, but I get a field asking me to add children - but when I try it won `t actually let me add children

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Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: dsrpmedia on March 31, 2012, 06:51:00 am
also, when I go to the product after trying to add the custom field I get this error

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /path-to-site/plugins/vmcustom/stockable/stockable.php on line 187
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: HG on March 31, 2012, 12:55:20 pm
See step 22

This is where it ends for me... When I click "Save", everything in the options boxes I just filled in get erased. Is there something I'm missing?

remember you have to save it twice..
save after choosing plug-ins and stockable variant
then enter the options and save it again
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: HG on March 31, 2012, 12:58:30 pm
step 27 is where the wheels come off the cart for me  - see attached

apparently I am supposed to see the parents' child products & be able to somehow map them to the attribute options, but I get a field asking me to add children - but when I try it won `t actually let me add children

it looks like you're under the child not the parent... that error i notice it also under the parent when any child is added...
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: HG on March 31, 2012, 13:00:18 pm
step 27 is where the wheels come off the cart for me  - see attached

apparently I am supposed to see the parents' child products & be able to somehow map them to the attribute options, but I get a field asking me to add children - but when I try it won `t actually let me add children

after you select the name of the field you created you should see the the option to map the children
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: corymp on March 31, 2012, 13:06:58 pm

remember you have to save it twice..
save after choosing plug-ins and stockable variant
then enter the options and save it again


Yes, I've done that. the question is, what custom field plugin are you talking about?

Is it VM Custom Field with Stock Control

or is it VM Custom, Stockable Variants?

which one?
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: HG on March 31, 2012, 13:54:58 pm

remember you have to save it twice..
save after choosing plug-ins and stockable variant
then enter the options and save it again


Yes, I've done that. the question is, what custom field plugin are you talking about?

Is it VM Custom Field with Stock Control

or is it VM Custom, Stockable Variants?

which one?

VM Custom, Stockable Variants
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: corymp on March 31, 2012, 17:38:05 pm

remember you have to save it twice..
save after choosing plug-ins and stockable variant
then enter the options and save it again


Yes, I've done that. the question is, what custom field plugin are you talking about?

Is it VM Custom Field with Stock Control

or is it VM Custom, Stockable Variants?

which one?

VM Custom, Stockable Variants

Right.... Ya and when I put anything in for the options and click save,  All info i put in is erased....... I remember trying this a while ago and got the same result, so i gave up on it.
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: dsrpmedia on March 31, 2012, 19:44:09 pm
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it looks like you're under the child not the parent... that error i notice it also under the parent when any child is added...

I`m pretty sure I`m under the Parent - I`ve tried both wats to get there (see attached)
-selecting the actual parent from the products list
-slecting the parent from inside the child (as you described)

both techniques bring me to the same page - with the same results

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Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: dsrpmedia on March 31, 2012, 19:44:48 pm
here`s the other view

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Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: dsrpmedia on March 31, 2012, 19:48:02 pm
here is the custom attributes page after adding the custom attribute

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Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: corymp on March 31, 2012, 19:50:53 pm
dsrp, which plugin are you using?

Is it VM Custom Field with Stock Control    <- I can get to where you are whith this one

or is it VM Custom, Stockable Variants?     <- no options will save for me with this one   -  This is the one HE is saying to use
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: dsrpmedia on March 31, 2012, 19:52:26 pm
here are the errors I get on the front end once attributes are added

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Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: dsrpmedia on March 31, 2012, 19:57:46 pm
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dsrp, which plugin are you using?

Is it VM Custom Field with Stock Control    <- I can get to where you are whith this one

or is it VM Custom, Stockable Variants?     <- no options will save for me with this one   -  This is the one HE is saying to use

I am using (or trying to use) the Stockable Variants

what is really weird is I don `t even have the option you mention - VM Custom Field with Stock Control

I only have 3 plugin options

customer input text
pproduct specification
 Stockable Variants

I`m using the latest 2.0.3.x rc with joomla 2.5.3

I`ve tried uninstalling & reinstalling several times
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: corymp on March 31, 2012, 20:03:42 pm
I have a bunch, and I am using H see the pic

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Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: dsrpmedia on March 31, 2012, 20:13:00 pm
wow

that may be the heart of my problem - virtuemart is not fully re-installing after I uninstall for some reason - I `m going to try a fresh install on a new dev site & see what happens
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: dsrpmedia on March 31, 2012, 20:20:46 pm
on a (I think) completely different note - trying to get joomla 2.5 / vm 2.0 working I am constantly getting 'No input file specified.' errors - apparently this is quite common, but none of the solutions I have found fix it

(after a few minutes the site starts working again, but after an irregular # of edits in the backend both the front end & back end go down

does this happen to you?
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: corymp on March 31, 2012, 20:24:08 pm
it may not. I may be the one with the out of wack install. let me know how it goes with your fresh install.


I don't get that error, but I do find that after doing like you said ( an irregular number of edits) My site do seem to stall, front and back end, also other sites that I have on my package do the same. I'm thinking it's my shared hosting plan though. I'm after calling them with no success in getting an answer
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: delikatess on March 31, 2012, 21:27:19 pm
(http://)Hey Folks!

i got the same problem as dsrpmedia:

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in
/plugins/vmcustom/stockable/stockable.php on line 187


I followed the instructions but theres no chance to get it to work.
Any solutions?

Best,
m

Screenshots here:
http://d.pr/oOkH

http://d.pr/gP4f

http://d.pr/mTEW

http://d.pr/1S8n
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: dsrpmedia on April 01, 2012, 00:15:22 am
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it may not. I may be the one with the out of wack install. let me know how it goes with your fresh install.

ok fresh install
- different host,
- joomla 2.5.3 installed by their CP joomla installer
-VM 2.0.3.h installed

(still only getting the 3 plugin options from before)

-followed all the instructions - using the sample data

- used the sample product 'ladder' (parent of Metal Ladder, Wooden Ladder, & Plastic Ladder in basic install)

still getting the same attributes page result when saving ('Please, add new child product! Thereafter you can select the option for each product') - see attached

also still getting error
 'Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /path to site/plugins/vmcustom/stockable/stockable.php on line 187'

on front page

the custom attribute title 'Additional Sizes ' is showing up on the product page - but no dropdown

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Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: dsrpmedia on April 01, 2012, 03:24:13 am
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it may not. I may be the one with the out of wack install. let me know how it goes with your fresh install.

Steps I have done to get here - still unsuccessful - can anyone see what I`m missing?

fresh joomla 2.5.3 install
fresh VM 2.0.3.H install

installed the sample data

went to 'Custom Fields' (under 'Products')
selected 'New'


Custom Field Type: Plugins
Title - I used ' Additional Sizes'
Published - Yes
Parent - please select
Cart Attribute - Yes
Description - blank
Default   - blank
Tooltip   - blank
Layout position - blank
Admin only - no
Is a list? - no
Hidden - no
Select a plug-in: VM Custom stockable variants

save

then under
 'Option name' i put 'Sizes'

15ml
30ml
60ml

save
save & close

go  to 'Products'

I chose "ladder" (parent of Metal Ladder, Wooden Ladder, Plastic Ladder in the standard sample products installed)
go to 'custom fields' in the product details page

under Custom Field Type: I choose 'Additional Sizes' (the custom Attribute I created in step 1)

save

here what is apparently supposed to happen is the child products are supposed to load, and I can then map the child to the custom attribute option.

but what actually happens is I get a message 'Please, add new child product! Thereafter you can select the option for each product' with the option to add children (see attched)

if I try to add a new product I am told I did - but no product is actually created

then I get that error message in the front

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Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: rickyvcp on April 02, 2012, 00:04:08 am
Same problem here, Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in plugins/vmcustom/stockable/stockable.php on line 187
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: HG on April 02, 2012, 10:00:22 am
here are the errors I get on the front end once attributes are added

honesty im not an expert with the errors but maybe you can check if your plugin is enable etc or try uploading the folder responsible for the products...
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: HG on April 02, 2012, 10:01:41 am
I have a bunch, and I am using H see the pic

did you choose plugin on top?
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: HG on April 02, 2012, 10:04:41 am
(http://)Hey Folks!

i got the same problem as dsrpmedia:

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in
/plugins/vmcustom/stockable/stockable.php on line 187


I followed the instructions but theres no chance to get it to work.
Any solutions?

Best,
m

Screenshots here:
http://d.pr/oOkH

http://d.pr/gP4f

http://d.pr/mTEW

http://d.pr/1S8n


did you put the child product in stock?
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: HG on April 02, 2012, 10:06:33 am
ok i will do a video 8)....from product-child-options

better donate if it helps...  ;)
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video)
Post by: balai on April 02, 2012, 10:21:06 am
Hi

I m getting that error too
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: delikatess on April 02, 2012, 13:25:11 pm


did you put the child product in stock?

yep, i did. i tried nearly everything now.

i tested it with 2.0.2 and 2.0.3H

you'll earn a lot of <3 for the video  ;)
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video)
Post by: dsrpmedia on April 02, 2012, 18:07:18 pm
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honesty im not an expert with the errors but maybe you can check if your plugin is enable etc or try uploading the folder responsible for the products...
the plugins are enabled

I `ve tried this on 2 different hosts (godaddy, greengeeks), using only the installed sample data - same results on both systems.
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video)
Post by: Loris on April 02, 2012, 23:26:30 pm
mhhhh, take a look at this: http://mountainworldaq.net/251/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&view=productdetails&virtuemart_product_id=242&virtuemart_category_id=123 (http://mountainworldaq.net/251/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&view=productdetails&virtuemart_product_id=242&virtuemart_category_id=123)

so many annoyances!

pros:
options visualization ok
stock control
modified price showed when option selected

cons:
some php errors in BE (nothing serious, but...)
no price showed in cart page
the childs process too cumbersome (time, skill... mistake trap)

Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video)
Post by: dsrpmedia on April 02, 2012, 23:39:25 pm
well congratulations Loris, you have managed to navigate the maze!

(more than I & several other posters here can say)

*Which php errors are you getting?

Did you use the steps outlined by HG?

(if not, how did you get there?)

thanks for your input!
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video)
Post by: dsrpmedia on April 02, 2012, 23:41:48 pm
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no price showed in cart page

I guess I spoke too soon

though you are closer than I have ever gotten, that cart page is a mess!

HG - if you are still monitoring this - does your cart page actually work? (show prices etc)
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video)
Post by: corymp on April 03, 2012, 03:08:37 am
Is there a way someone can post a step by step tutorial, in understandable english?
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video)
Post by: HG on April 03, 2012, 04:01:30 am
mhhhh, take a look at this: http://mountainworldaq.net/251/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&view=productdetails&virtuemart_product_id=242&virtuemart_category_id=123 (http://mountainworldaq.net/251/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&view=productdetails&virtuemart_product_id=242&virtuemart_category_id=123)

so many annoyances!

pros:
options visualization ok
stock control
modified price showed when option selected

cons:
some php errors in BE (nothing serious, but...)
no price showed in cart page
the childs process too cumbersome (time, skill... mistake trap)

the look can be changed by editing the php files...
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video)
Post by: HG on April 03, 2012, 04:03:30 am
Is there a way someone can post a step by step tutorial, in understandable english?

coding is not engish  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video)
Post by: dsrpmedia on April 03, 2012, 04:46:50 am
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coding is not engish

I can appreciate that... the whole beauty of virtuemart up until 2.0 is that you didn `t need to be a programmer to do simple things like add a child product.

In fact I would often show clients who could barely send email how to manage their entire shop in less than an hour.

It has now been several weeks for me, & I have yet to get a basic site working properly - and I `m not sure I`ve seen a vm 2.0 site that anyone has got working that works perfectly without any caveats.

here are the steps I took trying to follow your instructions:
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fresh joomla 2.5.3 install
fresh VM 2.0.3.H install

installed the sample data

went to 'Custom Fields' (under 'Products')
selected 'New'


Custom Field Type: Plugins
Title - I used ' Additional Sizes'
Published - Yes
Parent - please select
Cart Attribute - Yes
Description - blank
Default   - blank
Tooltip   - blank
Layout position - blank
Admin only - no
Is a list? - no
Hidden - no
Select a plug-in: VM Custom stockable variants

save

then under
 'Option name' i put 'Sizes'

15ml
30ml
60ml

save
save & close

go  to 'Products'

I chose "ladder"  ***(I chose ladder, because it is DEFINITELY the parent of Metal Ladder, Wooden Ladder, Plastic Ladder in the standard sample products install)
go to 'custom fields' in the product details page

under Custom Field Type: I choose 'Additional Sizes' (the custom Attribute I created in step 1)

save

here what is apparently supposed to happen is the child products are supposed to load, and I can then map the child to the custom attribute option.

but what actually happens is I get a message 'Please, add new child product! Thereafter you can select the option for each product' with the option to add children (see attched)

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HG, If you can take a glance at this list of steps & confirm that this is the set of steps you intended to lay out, or let me know if I misunderstood something I would really appreciate it.

Thnx

Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video)
Post by: Loris on April 03, 2012, 09:18:45 am
voilà my steps:

1. products --> custom fields --> new: type plugin, VM-custom, stockable variants (see image 1.jpg) --> SAVE! (once saved you can access to options in the same page (see image 2.jpg)
2. products --> products --> create a new product (or pick one that already exist)
3. in the product just created --> custom field (tab) --> select your "custom field type" (created in step 1) from the dropdown listbox as in image 3.jpg
4. SAVE
5. stay in this custom field tab and create your first child writing the details in the appropriate fields as in image 4.jpg and hit the "new" button as in 5.jpg (Note that is actually saved the child as in figure 6.jpg)
6. SAVE (after saved you should see something like in fig 7.jpg)
7. now you could create a new child repeating steps 5 and 6 (and saving each time) and setting other details (flag cart variant, choose size and colo for your specific child and overprice) image 8.jpg

(http://www.guidealpineabruzzo.it/mauri/vm_product_creation/1.jpg)

(http://www.guidealpineabruzzo.it/mauri/vm_product_creation/2.jpg)

(http://www.guidealpineabruzzo.it/mauri/vm_product_creation/3.jpg)

(http://www.guidealpineabruzzo.it/mauri/vm_product_creation/4.jpg)

(http://www.guidealpineabruzzo.it/mauri/vm_product_creation/5.jpg)

(http://www.guidealpineabruzzo.it/mauri/vm_product_creation/6.jpg)

(http://www.guidealpineabruzzo.it/mauri/vm_product_creation/7.jpg)

(http://www.guidealpineabruzzo.it/mauri/vm_product_creation/8.jpg)
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video)
Post by: HG on April 03, 2012, 09:24:00 am
there we go we're getting somewhere...i will still do the video by wed ill have it up
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video)
Post by: jochem8 on April 03, 2012, 10:14:51 am
Loris, grazie mille!

Just a quick question, not specifically for Loris but for all the readers. I have 1 parent product Glove, then all the children are the sizes (XXS to XXXL). When I open a child and go to the tab Product Status, that is where I have entered the amount that is in stock. Is this not the right way to do stock control? In Loris' image 4 and 5 he/she entered the stock there. What is the right way?
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video)
Post by: Loris on April 03, 2012, 10:24:08 am
@jochem8 it's the same
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video)
Post by: jochem8 on April 03, 2012, 10:28:05 am
Thanks!
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: Loris on April 03, 2012, 16:12:09 pm
Updated to 2.0.3I...
first impression: some worsening in custom stockable variants plugin, but some improovements on generic child variant. The cart page gets worse and worse...
Anyway, whatever your method, if working or not, you need to save too many times to create variants you want and go back and forth across parent and child
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: Bruce Morgan on April 03, 2012, 17:15:40 pm
One of the biggest disappointments with VM 2.x is the fact that is contains some major flaws and the developers seem to be in denial about it with the topic of this thread being the most glaring example.  What I would love to see is a statement from one of the architects admitting that they blew it and are committed to making this feature more robust and user friendly.  I follow the threads, install the test releases and hope that the latest releaee will bring some joy.  Having an update with one feature marginally better and another marginally worse is not progress, it is a pperpetual development project.

Long ago i accepted that i could not run my site without occasional professional help.  If I adopt the new VM on top of the new Joomla I am not certain that i can even make the site work and the amount of assistance I would require would be massive and expensive beyond what i can afford.  I need to be able to shaped and maintain my site without becoming a software developer.

I understand VM was not created to exactly meet my needs, but I also believe that I am a fairly typical user.  Failure to address these issues will drive myself and many others to different e-commerce platforms.  I would do this reluctantly but I cannot ride the Joomla 1.5.x/VM 1.1.x horse forever.  In another 2-3 months I need to find a platform that I can live with long term.  I hope i can find it here.

Bruce
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: dsrpmedia on April 03, 2012, 18:12:42 pm
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6. SAVE (after saved you should see something like in fig 7.jpg)

after I save (new product created just like Loris) all the fields go blank - no child is created, I do not get the next dialogue box.

on the front end I get this error 'Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /path-to-site/plugins/vmcustom/stockable/stockable.php on line 187

(fresh joomla 2.5.3 install / fresh VM 2.0.3H)

I `m afraid I have to agree with Bruce - after using VM exclusively for several years I am in the position of having to seriously look at all other cart options - I can `t get this to work (even the beginning basic steps like adding a child)

I `ve seen several people with the same error as I - has anyone who has gotten this error ever figured out a cure?
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: delikatess on April 03, 2012, 23:19:40 pm
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6. SAVE (after saved you should see something like in fig 7.jpg)

after I save (new product created just like Loris) all the fields go blank - no child is created, I do not get the next dialogue box.

on the front end I get this error 'Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /path-to-site/plugins/vmcustom/stockable/stockable.php on line 187

(fresh joomla 2.5.3 install / fresh VM 2.0.3H)

I `m afraid I have to agree with Bruce - after using VM exclusively for several years I am in the position of having to seriously look at all other cart options - I can `t get this to work (even the beginning basic steps like adding a child)

I `ve seen several people with the same error as I - has anyone who has gotten this error ever figured out a cure?

still the same Problem here...
The only conclusion is that we got other server configurations?!
What do you think?

and i found some other major bugs.... yawwwn..
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: corymp on April 03, 2012, 23:49:31 pm
This is apparently not a priority for the virtuemart team... It's insane that we have to battle this ourselves with without any support from the developers.

Just the fact that there are a few that have it working and the rest of us for some reason CANNOT says something is wrong and no one has weighed in to even give us a clue as to what it is.

If someone from the development team can read through this thread and give us their thoughts on it, would be great.
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: dsrpmedia on April 03, 2012, 23:50:23 pm
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still the same Problem here...
The only conclusion is that we got other server configurations?!
What do you think?

I`ve tried it on 2 different hosts with the same results - the only thing they have in common is they are 'shared hosting' - perhaps virtuemart no longer runs on a shared hosting environment?

has anyone actually got vm 2.0 working in a shared hosting environment?

Quote
and i found some other major bugs.... yawwwn..

I`ve been stopped dead in my tracks at what should be the easiest task - I shudder to think what awaits if I ever get beyond this hurdle
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: jochem8 on April 04, 2012, 00:28:30 am
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has anyone actually got vm 2.0 working in a shared hosting environment?

Yes, I have. With the help of the topic starter I now have all the parents and childs with SKU created. It was a horrible job and took me about 2 days. The webshop is not live yet and I will only update to a stable version from now on because I don't want to lose 2 days of labour.
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: dsrpmedia on April 04, 2012, 00:50:51 am
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Yes, I have. With the help of the topic starter I now have all the parents and childs with SKU created. It was a horrible job and took me about 2 days.

I don `t get it - as far as I can tell I have followed exactly both Loris & HGs` steps - on 2 different hosts, trying with both the sample installed data, as well as with products created in the process & still the errors - and several people seem to be in the same position.

did you ever get the error
 'Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /path-to-site/plugins/vmcustom/stockable/stockable.php on line 187 ?
(seems to be the common thread between all of us who cannot get it working)

Maybe delikatess is on to something - maybe it`s just hit & miss as to which servers this will work on?


Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: Bruce Morgan on April 04, 2012, 01:18:46 am
70 posts on this thread alone and we still do not know if it works or how it works.  Does this sound like a robust or easy-to-use feature?  A huge step backward that needs to be corrected.

Bruce
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: jochem8 on April 04, 2012, 08:59:38 am
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Yes, I have. With the help of the topic starter I now have all the parents and childs with SKU created. It was a horrible job and took me about 2 days.

I don `t get it - as far as I can tell I have followed exactly both Loris & HGs` steps - on 2 different hosts, trying with both the sample installed data, as well as with products created in the process & still the errors - and several people seem to be in the same position.

did you ever get the error
 'Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /path-to-site/plugins/vmcustom/stockable/stockable.php on line 187 ?
(seems to be the common thread between all of us who cannot get it working)

Maybe delikatess is on to something - maybe it`s just hit & miss as to which servers this will work on?

Oh yes you are right about that. I do get these errors, that's why I still don't go live with the webshop, but at least all the products, children and their SKU are entered correctly. Now I'm waiting for the VM-team to fix all the bugs so I can update and go live.
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: HG on April 04, 2012, 09:04:13 am
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Yes, I have. With the help of the topic starter I now have all the parents and childs with SKU created. It was a horrible job and took me about 2 days.

I don `t get it - as far as I can tell I have followed exactly both Loris & HGs` steps - on 2 different hosts, trying with both the sample installed data, as well as with products created in the process & still the errors - and several people seem to be in the same position.

did you ever get the error
 'Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /path-to-site/plugins/vmcustom/stockable/stockable.php on line 187 ?
(seems to be the common thread between all of us who cannot get it working)

Maybe delikatess is on to something - maybe it`s just hit & miss as to which servers this will work on?

Oh yes you are right about that. I do get these errors, that's why I still don't go live with the webshop, but at least all the products, children and their SKU are entered correctly. Now I'm waiting for the VM-team to fix all the bugs so I can update and go live.

i think the bug is just in the variant option maybe a line or something is wrong but it works..
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: HG on April 04, 2012, 09:06:12 am
70 posts on this thread alone and we still do not know if it works or how it works.  Does this sound like a robust or easy-to-use feature?  A huge step backward that needs to be corrected.

Bruce

its actually simple...but people learn differently...
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: Bruce Morgan on April 04, 2012, 16:59:01 pm
Sorry, but I cannot agree.  VM 1.1 attributes and parent/child was simple and could be learned in a half hour.  I spent a day fiddling with this in 2.0 and got nowhere.  I have not given up but I would like to know that it is bug free before tackling this again.  People may learn differently but learning something that is partially broken is a whole lot more difficult.  The silence of the development team on this issue is not encouraging. 

It would be helpful to which which parts are buggy so they can be avoided.  My hope is thatr all of the owrk you and others are doing will allow eventually for easy implementation by others.

Bruce
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: dsrpmedia on April 04, 2012, 17:57:39 pm
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Sorry, but I cannot agree.  VM 1.1 attributes and parent/child was simple and could be learned in a half hour.  I spent a day fiddling with this in 2.0 and got nowhere. 

I agree with Bruce - VM 1.1 was SIMPLE - anyone could learn it in less than an hour - I have built almost 50 vm shops - some of them heavily customized - yet after several weeks I cannot get the basic parent/child relationship working.

Simple would be you follow the instructions, it works.

This is pretty much the opposite.

It may have been simple for you HG - I `m beginning to thing that there are server issues in play, that this may not work at all on some hosting setups - ut`s the only reason I can think of that so many people would have exactly the same issues, yet for a lucky few the system works.
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: Bruce Morgan on April 04, 2012, 20:31:57 pm
I guess a fundamental issue would be to ask the question, "If I get parent/child relationships to work, what will it do for me?"  With VM2.x I am not sure what the answer is.  With VM1.x the answer was simple.  I could list the product "parents" in the product category page without a lot of duplication.  The second thing was that I could have a product detail page the was easily configurable to diplay each child with its own add to cart button or as a dropdown list etc.  I chose the separate add-to-cart buttons for each child product, which in my case was differing sizes of thr same product.

I did not care if each product had a separate sku or if inventory could be tracked.  One downside of the VM1.x implementation was that after crereating the parent child relationships, these product were no longer recorded in Google Analytics.  If I had known this would happen I never would have bothered and would have used the attribute feature instead with VM1.x.  Now with VM2.x, neither option is easy to use and there is a question as to whether it really will work for all users.  This has become the "feature from hell" and may be the achilles heel that pushes VM into irrelevance.

I think there is overwhelming evidence that the developers' reach exceeded their grasp and a better solution is needed.  If nothing else, a new simpler easy to use solution is needed while this mess is fixed.
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: HG on April 05, 2012, 06:42:08 am
will do the vid in a sec...
was trying to add space between the options which i finally got..... :'(

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Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: corymp on April 06, 2012, 00:11:41 am
I just made a discovery...

I backed up and downloaded my site with akeeba backup, installed Zend Server, and loaded my site into it. NOW the stockable variants work! This is definitely a server issue. Once I am set up and make sure everything works properly on my local site, I will contact my shared hosting company and ask them what the problem is. If I can download a free server, that works better than theirs theres something wrong..

I am getting exactly as HG describes now. This is great but its still a p*** off that now I gotta fight with my host to fix a problem I can't describe
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: corymp on April 06, 2012, 01:12:31 am
HG do you find that when adding an option to cart, it only adds the last option product? but displays the correct option below the product name in the cart? I can add one of every item and each has the name and SKU of the last item in the dropdown list.

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Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: dsrpmedia on April 06, 2012, 01:44:43 am
I just made a discovery...

I backed up and downloaded my site with akeeba backup, installed Zend Server, and loaded my site into it. NOW the stockable variants work! This is definitely a server issue. Once I am set up and make sure everything works properly on my local site, I will contact my shared hosting company and ask them what the problem is. If I can download a free server, that works better than theirs theres something wrong..

I am getting exactly as HG describes now. This is great but its still a p*** off that now I gotta fight with my host to fix a problem I can't describe

well that makes me feel a bit better - I had pretty much come to the conclusion that it was not me not following the steps, so it had to be a server thing - but it`s nice to get some confirmation.

Now if only we knew WHAT the server thing was... and how to fix it - I cannot see myself leaving either of the 2 hosting companies I now use as I have just tooo many websites there to move.... hopefully we can find some way of getting vm 2 to work on every hosting platform
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: corymp on April 06, 2012, 01:49:14 am
When I get this done, I'm going to upload this back to my hosted server and see if it works (I'm pretty sure it wont). But then I'm going to contact my host and get them to connect to both sites and ask them what's wrong.

In the mean time, try Zend Server -> http://www.zend.com/en/products/server-ce/index (http://www.zend.com/en/products/server-ce/index). It takes only 15 minutes to install.

PS.    Now that we KNOW this is a server problem, that makes us one step closer to fixing this....
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: chiappa on April 07, 2012, 12:40:16 pm
8) 8) 8) 8) read step by step and I bet you wil get it....
donate if it helps   :o :o paypal: andrewms@nycparty411.com

Better donate to virtuemart (http://virtuemart.net/home/support-the-project)

This information has been in the virtuemart wiki "Product custom fields with stock control (http://dev.virtuemart.net/projects/virtuemart/wiki/Product_custom_fields_with_stock_control)" since day 1...

This method does not work on Virtuemart 2.0.2. I guess it had been fixed in some pre subrelease of VirtueMart 2.0.3 (http://forum.virtuemart.net/index.php?topic=100791.0).

Please correct me if I'm wrong.
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: jaruzelski on April 07, 2012, 17:00:22 pm
After setting everything like "it should be set" i've got errors after clicking 'buy item'.--->  FATAL ERROR

Fatal error: Cannot use string offset as an array in /home/girlsonthe/domains/girlsontheboard.com/public_html/plugins/vmcustom/stockable/stockable.php on line 436

It worked for me onlu once, and i still wonder how I did it...
nothing but errors and errors.. i've lost all of my patience at this point.
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: cmalo on April 07, 2012, 18:21:28 pm
Im getting the error :

Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in plugins/vmcustom/stockable/stockable.php on line 187

 :-\

Someone knows how to fix this ?
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: corymp on April 07, 2012, 22:10:29 pm
Im getting the error :

Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in plugins/vmcustom/stockable/stockable.php on line 187

 :-\

Someone knows how to fix this ?
No. It seems this plugin does not work on the majority of shared web hosts.
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: harut2005 on April 08, 2012, 02:04:19 am
Hello Everybody,
I am building my eshop with latest version of joomla and virtuemart and I have some issue with this plug-in.

I achieved to solve almost all of the issues mentioned above, but I still got this one:

When I try to buy a child product from dropdown list something goes wrong with stock control and neither the order's pdf is generated correctly nor the stock quantity is getting lower as it should be.
I tried all the combinations of stock availabilty of parent/child and i still get a blank screen without any error in the forwarded link:

http://*******/index.php/component/virtuemart/cart/confirm?Itemid=0
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: dsrpmedia on April 08, 2012, 03:13:40 am
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This information has been in the virtuemart wiki "Product custom fields with stock control" since day 1...

lol

yes but it still doesn `t work on the majority of shared hosting plans - and on the ones it does work on it appears to be extremely buggy judging by all the different errors being reporting in this thread alone
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: cmalo on April 09, 2012, 01:52:34 am
Hello,

If i do it on a other method, everything works, also with changing pictures when clicking a other child

But there is a problem, when i want to select from the drop down box, the box just dissapears.

When i click the box tab , hold my mouse for a moment and move the cursor a little bit, then the box stays opened.

Anyone knows how i can fix this?
Link to the product with the problem : http://cmalo.nl/testsite2/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&view=productdetails&virtuemart_product_id=57&virtuemart_category_id=38 (http://cmalo.nl/testsite2/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&view=productdetails&virtuemart_product_id=57&virtuemart_category_id=38)

Thanks alot
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: harut2005 on April 09, 2012, 02:10:06 am
The only version of Virtuemart that I found which has this new method of Stockable Variant plug in is "2.0.3d".

Only in 2.0.3d version orders can manage products' stock control.

Even though the new method is a bit complicated, it has these 5 steps only:

-make a parent product,
-add a custom field selecting this plugin: "VM - Custom, stockable variants"
-add variants eg. color: red,black,blue and save

-now go to parent product,
-let the plug-in auto generate child products from parent's "custom fields" tab as described in previous posts
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: Bruce Morgan on April 09, 2012, 17:32:34 pm
In my view software that only works some of the time depending on what type of host you use, meets the classic definition of "unstable".  I like my hosting service and share it with others.  They have commited to having a new server running php 5.3 within another month or so and I will try and migrate my site to that server while updating my site.  If I cannot get VM to work with my hosting compnay I will simply find another shopping cart software.

The whole custom fields feature is complex beyond belief and annoying to the extreme, and now there is the added variable that it seems to work (or not work at all) differently of different systems.  Is it time to throw the baby out with the bath water and start over?
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: exschnecki123 on April 10, 2012, 18:39:31 pm
Thanks for the instruction: I followed your instruction, but the colors and sizes do not appear at the front end.

What is wrong?

Thanks.

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Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: dsrpmedia on April 10, 2012, 22:20:49 pm
just tried the 2.0.4 upgrade - no joy, same problems remain
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: exschnecki123 on April 11, 2012, 11:23:49 am
I got it now! ;D

I forgot to update the virtuemart-aio. After the upgrade its working.

Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: mark R on April 12, 2012, 00:04:13 am
Hi all,

I have got variants working but unfortunately it does not update the stock quantities of the child products.. is this a known issue?

vm2.0.4

many thanks
mark
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: dsrpmedia on April 13, 2012, 19:26:48 pm
I just made a discovery...

I backed up and downloaded my site with akeeba backup, installed Zend Server, and loaded my site into it. NOW the stockable variants work! This is definitely a server issue. Once I am set up and make sure everything works properly on my local site, I will contact my shared hosting company and ask them what the problem is. If I can download a free server, that works better than theirs theres something wrong..

I am getting exactly as HG describes now. This is great but its still a p*** off that now I gotta fight with my host to fix a problem I can't describe

Hey corymp, don `t know if you are still following this, but I got exactly the same results - tried with 2 different hosting companies, the stockable variants plugin gave nothing but erros and grief - loaded the site locally & it worked (kind of)

using joomla 2.5.4 vm 2.0.4

***still not nearly as good as the VM 1.1 way
- cannot show the price in the dropdown,
- cannot have the parent as a template which cannot be ordered
-the name of the parent is given in the 'added to cart' popup message (eg 'ladder was added to cart'  instead of 'plastic ladder was added to cart' 

 (although parent is no longer added to the child dropdown, which is a step in the right direction - but it would be sooo nice if they had to choose a child BEFORE they could add to cart, like in VM 1.1)

- the child product names are showing up in the cart - but the prices are different in the cart than on the page?! (eg plastic ladder 65.61 + 6.07 tax in the cart, but on the page it is 50.40 + 4.66 tax)

all in all some signs of progress - if this was an early beta I would be quite encouraged - as it is the 4th 'stable' release, not so much

I guess the whole point is moot if I cannot get it to work anywhere but locally on my computer

Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: spyderwebdesign on April 14, 2012, 06:48:20 am
I GOT IT TO WORK OMG!!!

http://www.likdancewear.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&view=productdetails&virtuemart_product_id=10&virtuemart_category_id=1

Now I just need to find a way to automate an import that sets the size and color to the parent. I can import parents and childs already. I am getting so close.

HG do you happen to use csvi for importing? If so, do you know how to setup a csv file to import like this automatically?

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Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: spyderwebdesign on April 14, 2012, 07:56:44 am
CRAP.... I just noticed this isn't working exactly correct. My inventory for a black size 8 is 0 yet the cart system still lets me order it. It should not let me order items that are out of stock....

Can anyone confirm that this works correctly or is a bug?
Title: Re: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: mark R on April 14, 2012, 09:47:25 am
CRAP.... I just noticed this isn't working exactly correct. My inventory for a black size 8 is 0 yet the cart system still lets me order it. It should not let me order items that are out of stock....

Can anyone confirm that this works correctly or is a bug?

I also have this issue, does your copy reduce stock correctly (when ordered), on the variants which do have stock??

Sent from my Transformer TF101 using Tapatalk 2
Title: Re: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: spyderwebdesign on April 14, 2012, 14:01:11 pm

I also have this issue, does your copy reduce stock correctly (when ordered), on the variants which do have stock??

Sent from my Transformer TF101 using Tapatalk 2

Once I place the order, I login to admin and change the order status to confirmed. Then I check the inventory count and it stays the same. Then I went back to Orders and changed the status again to shipped. I checked my inventory and now I have MORE items then I started with - lol.

Is anyone else getting the same findings?
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: bunglehaze on April 16, 2012, 16:20:18 pm
I can appreciate that... the whole beauty of virtuemart up until 2.0 is that you didn `t need to be a programmer to do simple things like add a child product.

In fact I would often show clients who could barely send email how to manage their entire shop in less than an hour.

It has now been several weeks for me, & I have yet to get a basic site working properly - and I `m not sure I`ve seen a vm 2.0 site that anyone has got working that works perfectly without any caveats.


This has been one of my major gripes with the redevelopment of VM to 2.0 - a new product should always enhance what was before, IMO the system needed to administer the shop now is far too developer led. By that I mean it is clear that someone highly skilled and technical has called the ultimate shots for usability rather than working out where the system needs improving and leaving the usability decisions to a more design and UI based developer who would usually step in before launch and say - wait a sec! This is not an improvement on the old version.

If I had any hair left, I would be tearing the remainder of it out trying to figure something as simple as > parent product either zero priced or a set 'base' price > each attribute price being set to what in VM1.1 terms would have been =£myprice but this version does not do that, it enforces +£myprice which is plain dumb.

Honestly, if I had not invested so much time into this new site, or had I still been running VM1.1 I would be considering using one of the other number of ecommerce programs on the market, even migrating to them at this stage is not possible as the developers of the rivals haven't coded migrators yet because the VM2 code is STILL changing too regularly.
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: Bruce Morgan on April 16, 2012, 18:03:23 pm
I agree.  The development team seems to have lost touch with their user base, which is shop owners like myself or smaller web site developers who need a product that is ready to use (or almost so) right out of the box.  VM1.1 offered that and VM 2.0 does not even come close.  It is probably worth mentioning that the Joomla Extensions site no longer has Virtuemart listed and one of the select "Editor's Choice" extensions.  Unless some fixes are made the only "migration" will be from VM to some other e-commerce solution.  I and many others would really hate to do that.
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: spyderwebdesign on April 20, 2012, 01:03:01 am
When you guys add are viewing the page as a shopper and make a selection with the variants, does the page reload and utilize the inventory? For me, even though my variants have inventory counts, every selection states the product is out of stock and to click notify me when it comes back into stock.

Here is a screen shot of my parent item's custom field showing the stockable variants.

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Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained)
Post by: Jeff Marsh Photo on April 23, 2012, 08:13:10 am
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Its not trust me..its a lot of words because of the steps....if you create an item then add the children then do the steps you will see.
or pay me I'll login and do the fields for you...

I`d be glad to make a contribution if you can help me to understand how to do this - I`ve built several VM shops which are running fine under the old VM 1.1, but because Joomla 1.5 is being outdated I will need to upgrade these sites eventually - plus I have a few new customers who I would rather not build on the old framework / switch cart solution for if I can get VM 2.0 to work.

Basically I need to replicate (almost exactly) the parent/child relationship which was standard in the old VM 1.1 setup
-see this link http://www.nutrawholesale.com/nutra-organic-plant-acids-opa/2-step-anti-flu-program?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage_default.tpl&product_id=27&category_id=43

note
- the parent has no price, it is just a 'shell'
- the parent does not appear in the childrens` drop down
- the child product name + attribute (size) + price are displayed in the dropdown
- when a selection from the dropdown is made that child products` page loads

Can you make this happen / help me to understand how?
How much of a contribution are you looking for?

Thank you again.

<<<<<<======= Just wanted to say that I like the shopping cart. Jeff Marsh.
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: toolbox978 on April 27, 2012, 20:31:39 pm
Hello,

I have been struggling with this for about 7 or 8 hours now.  I am convinced something is wrong with the software, there has to be a glitch.

After I click custom fields while under the parent, and then click Custom Field Type, click save and go to the item, the option to match each child with the color/size does not appear.  Nothing happens!  I've tried more than one browser, clearing my cache, everything.  Can't get it to work.

Please help.
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: dsrpmedia on April 27, 2012, 20:42:17 pm
it may be your host

I have had the same problem, then I loaded the site locally & everything worked (sortof- there was weird things happening with priced changing in the cart etc, but that`s another story)

I use godaddy & greengeeks - tried both & it doesn `t work on either.

my advice before you spend tooo much more time on it - load the site locally & see if it works there, you may have to choose between trying to find a host it works on, or choosing a new ecommerce solution
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: sebix on April 28, 2012, 09:44:23 am
You should put a number in "additional charge", not a color !
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: deepeshchang on April 28, 2012, 18:57:38 pm
This might help you guys!

http://network.convergenceservices.in/forum/46-virtue-mart/1238-steps-for-adding-attributes--custom-fields-in-virtue-mart-20--to-products.html
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: readyforchange on April 30, 2012, 15:25:52 pm
Hello Guys,

I had a go at custom variants and child products and I don't think I am doing it right.

Here is what I did.  I have items ... its baby swaddling.  comes in a 4 pack.  There are different color sets.  There are different prices for each item. 

1. I made a product ' Aden + Anais Baby Swadding ' Colorset Paparazzi added Price, Category, short desc, full desc, picture, put stock level at 10 items, then i made multiple children products of the different color sets each one using the same info from Paparazzi just cut and pasted but changing the Product name by adding the color set description.  Then i changed the short desc, and full desc to include the color set info.  I put in the different photo for each color set.  saved it all.

Then I made a custom field, chose plugin, chose stackable variant + cart attribute, added my different color sets.  saved and then went into my parent product and chose this custom field.

This is where the s__t its the fan.  Where do I go from here?  Did i do something wrong... I end up being able to choose my different variables, but they obviously don't link up to my children products.  How do i do that? 

Why is this so confusing :).  Can someone please help.

 
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: spyderwebdesign on May 01, 2012, 05:40:06 am
Stockable variant plugin doesn't work yet. several others have confirmed this too. I would use Generic child variants instead.
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: sebix on May 01, 2012, 17:55:45 pm
Hello Guys,

I got a little problem with custom fields and taxes. I got products (spices) width different containers AND different Taxes.
When i create a product, i add different custom field with cart attributes (exemple : my product is "Black Salt from Hawaii" is available in 100g and 1Kg,100g=10€,1kg=90€).
The problem is in the front office : all the taxes of the shop (5.5% and 19.6%) are added to the custom fields (exemple : 100g X (19.6+5.5)% ....

Is it normal ?
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: Sonictech on May 06, 2012, 04:29:38 am
Is there a version that will run on Joomla 2.5.4 other the 2.0.6 that will work correctly, paid a lot for different extensions for virtumart and it still does not work correctly!  It seems like I am not the only one having the same issue.
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: aztacgear on May 09, 2012, 20:46:11 pm
I've followed these instructions, and have the appropriate attributes I want, have those children products with inventory in stock, and it only displays the "Notify Me" text, not the "add to cart."

I've got the product here: http://www.arizonatacgear.com/store/index.php/component/virtuemart/survival/survival-bracelet-plastic-side-release-detail?Itemid=0
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: spyderwebdesign on May 10, 2012, 15:58:59 pm
I've followed these instructions, and have the appropriate attributes I want, have those children products with inventory in stock, and it only displays the "Notify Me" text, not the "add to cart."

I've got the product here: http://www.arizonatacgear.com/store/index.php/component/virtuemart/survival/survival-bracelet-plastic-side-release-detail?Itemid=0

This is the exact same problem a few of us have. When you make a selection, the page does not refresh to the appropriate child and update the stock. This is the exact reason why I changed to generic child variants with only 1 drop down. You could do the same and have two items. Orange Survival Bracelet,Plastic Side Release and Black Survival Bracelet,Plastic Side Release. Then allow the user to choose the size in the drop down.
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: mowgs on May 15, 2012, 13:31:03 pm
Just thinking out loud really - have been playing with generic child variants as suggested by spyderwebdesign -

It has made it a long process but does eventually achieve most of what we want.  (The unfortunate thing with my client is that they stock every bra size from 30A up to 44J inclusive which is between 80-100 sizes depending on manufacturer!)

One addition I did make is to have the colours as a generic child variant of the product, and then the sizes as the generic child variants of each colour.  It makes quite heavy going to implement, but makes the dropdown boxes work quite nicely.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to where we could feed a link to the parent from the children, so that we can go back to re-choose the colours?

Cheers!

**edit - link added - http://www.knickknicks.com/index.php/shop/bras/tshirt/avero-bra-by-marie-jo-detail - edit**
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: plastique on May 21, 2012, 13:33:02 pm
Hello everyone,

I finally manage to make it work but i have a strange problem with the price.

The Parent item has price 20.00 €.
I'm adding additional price to child 50.00 € but when i click "Add To Cart" it adds the double.
So i have 120.00 € in my cart.

I'm attaching you a screenshot to understand better.

Why this is happening ? Does anyone facing the same problem ?

Thank you.

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Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: vanekmichal on May 22, 2012, 11:41:05 am
Hello,

I have problem with "custom stockable variant".
Some positions are double >>>> http://gh589200.agy.hostime.cz/index.php/letaky (http://gh589200.agy.hostime.cz/index.php/letaky)

Picture:
 1 - 2. plugin setting
 3 - 4. parent + parent detail
 5. my problem

http://gh589200.agy.hostime.cz/images/virtuemart/1.jpg (http://gh589200.agy.hostime.cz/images/virtuemart/1.jpg)
http://gh589200.agy.hostime.cz/images/virtuemart/2.jpg (http://gh589200.agy.hostime.cz/images/virtuemart/2.jpg)
http://gh589200.agy.hostime.cz/images/virtuemart/3.jpg (http://gh589200.agy.hostime.cz/images/virtuemart/3.jpg)
http://gh589200.agy.hostime.cz/images/virtuemart/4.jpg (http://gh589200.agy.hostime.cz/images/virtuemart/4.jpg)
http://gh589200.agy.hostime.cz/images/virtuemart/5.jpg (http://gh589200.agy.hostime.cz/images/virtuemart/5.jpg)

I think the problem is only in generating the menu.
But I can not find it.

Thanks for the advice

ps: Sorry for my English
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: OpenGlobal on May 22, 2012, 15:24:58 pm
I have a solution to the problem where the additional charge is being doubled at the checkout:

http://forum.virtuemart.net/index.php?topic=102925.0 (http://forum.virtuemart.net/index.php?topic=102925.0)

I'd appreciate it if anybody experiencing this problem could make the proposed change (simply commenting out a line) and let me know if you see any adverse side effects. I haven't noticed any myself.

Can we come to a consensus about the most important bugs in this plugin that need to be fixed. I'm going to put a bit of time into getting some of the bugs fixed and putting these bug fixes to the admins because development on this plugin has stopped.

What should get fixed first?

OpenGlobal
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: Muhannad on May 30, 2012, 12:34:09 pm
Hi everyone,

I have managed to get a drop list of sizes for my product, but when I choose a size and click 'add to cart' I get a message 'Product out of stock' and 'Product not successfully added'. The parent product does not have a quantity, but each of the sizes has its own quantity. Any ideas?
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: jochem8 on May 30, 2012, 18:07:06 pm
I recall the parent product also needs stock (QTY 1 for instance), but I'm not sure. That's how I've set up my shop with sizes.
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: zactan on June 18, 2012, 08:45:15 am
Hi everyone,

I have managed to get a drop list of sizes for my product, but when I choose a size and click 'add to cart' I get a message 'Product out of stock' and 'Product not successfully added'. The parent product does not have a quantity, but each of the sizes has its own quantity. Any ideas?

I'm facing this issue. The stock deduction at the child side is working fine though...
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: OpenGlobal on June 18, 2012, 09:48:32 am
This is fixed (for 2.0.6) by using the stockable.php and product.php on this page:

http://forum.virtuemart.net/index.php?topic=103067.60 (http://forum.virtuemart.net/index.php?topic=103067.60)

OpenGlobal
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: realistix on June 21, 2012, 00:16:27 am
Hi Openglobal,

first of all I would like to say a big thanks for all the work you have put into this. I'm in desperate need of having this working for a client of mine. Having read through this and other threads I understad but am having difficulty ensuring that I have the correct / most up to date versions of the files you have provided. Could you perhaps attach the most up to date versions in reply to this so I don't screw up?

Thanks
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: OpenGlobal on June 22, 2012, 16:05:20 pm
I've attached the latest versions.

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Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: Marykity on June 26, 2012, 15:21:09 pm
Hello everyone :)
First of all sorry for my English - my native language is Russian.
I am really the beginner in the site administration, but now i have serious issues with the plug-in VM custom stockable variants - I can not find it anywhere  :P :o :o ??? I follow the instruction on the first page of the present conversation till the point 15 and can not find any VM plug in. Actually there is no plug-ins to choose from. Please help  :'( :'(
My Joomla is 2.5.4
My VM is 2.0.6



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Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: OpenGlobal on June 26, 2012, 15:37:39 pm
That looks like a corrupt installation to me. First thing to check is that the plugins are published. Go to the Joomla Plugin Manager and find the three plugins "Vm - Custom ......" and publish them. If that doesn't help, I guess a reinstall is necessary.

Also, make sure you've install the VirtueMart AIO part if they don't appear in the Plugin Manager. I can't remember whether these are part of the VM base or the AIO installer.

OpenGlobal
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: OpenEyeMedia on June 26, 2012, 17:01:44 pm
Hi folks,
So I have managed successfully to add custom variants to my parent product (size and colour), and overcame the issue of the pricing by going into each child and giving it a specific price...all seemed good, but then I noticed that all the children are visible!

There are ways of ensuring a person navigating the site will never see them by not associating them to a category and not using the page format which shows all the categories and the items within them. But they can still be crawled by Google et al. and so people can land on them via the search engines. It also means there are numerous duplicate pages, which on a large site may be perceived negatively from an SEO perspective.

I thought of redirecting the child pages to the parent page, but sh404SEF and Virtuemart don't like each other and so I have had to let Joomla handle the URLs instead of sh404SEF, and so I have no means to redirect them

Unpublishing the child removes it from the dropdown in the parent detail page, so that's not an option. So what could the solution be?! Anybody got any ideas?

Thanks in advance for your time and help.
Chris

Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: OpenGlobal on June 26, 2012, 17:20:10 pm
...the issue of the pricing...

Which issue?

I think the problem with the child products showing up as duplicate products if you navigate to them manually is something which would need to be addressed in the core. I don't think the plugin has enough access to return a 404 error on a child product (I may be wrong).

I guess that if a child product doesn't have a category, it should possibly return a 404 in the core. However, there may be other functionality that requires this is not the case. It's worth taking up with the core developers.

OpenGlobal
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: Marykity on June 28, 2012, 13:13:28 pm
That looks like a corrupt installation to me. First thing to check is that the plugins are published. Go to the Joomla Plugin Manager and find the three plugins "Vm - Custom ......" and publish them. If that doesn't help, I guess a reinstall is necessary.

Also, make sure you've install the VirtueMart AIO part if they don't appear in the Plugin Manager. I can't remember whether these are part of the VM base or the AIO installer.

OpenGlobal
Thanks a lot! I just twisted my brains to find this plug-in  :) So I reinslalled and everything now is working.
Now I am trying to solve the other problem - the repeated words "Price" and "Size"
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: kelseyatkdhx on June 28, 2012, 18:12:03 pm
I must be missing a step, in my attempt to configure the Plug-In the options just aren't there. Could this be a browser issue? I have attempted with both Firefox and Chrome to no avail.

I have located several step-by-step forums on how to add variants and child products but so far none have a fool-proof explanation that winds up working in the end. Bottom line is I have not seen a single variation (or my attempts to create variations) appear on the front-end of the store.

Here is what I need:
I want to add a T-shirt to the store with size and color variations. The t-shirt is available in black, white and grey in sizes Small through 3X-Large.
Ideally the t-shirt is just one item with children or variations (this language is tricky). I want shoppers to find the solo t-shirt and then choose the size/color they need when adding it to their cart.

is there a step-by-step process or instructions on how to do this?

Does virtuemart have a support line of some sort so I could talk with the source?

I greatly appreciate any insight and assistance you can provide me with.

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Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: OpenGlobal on June 28, 2012, 18:16:48 pm
Have you opened up the dropdown list and physically clicked on the "Available size and colour" option. It's a strange interface, because the default option in the dropdown list does nothing until you click on it.

Then the javascript should pull in the options that you've configured in the custom fields area.

OpenGlobal
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: OpenGlobal on June 28, 2012, 18:18:03 pm
Now I am trying to solve the other problem - the repeated words "Price" and "Size"

Where are they repeated? Can you post a screen shot of the config and a link to the site?

OpenGlobal
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: kelseyatkdhx on June 28, 2012, 18:23:19 pm
Have you opened up the dropdown list and physically clicked on the "Available size and colour" option. It's a strange interface, because the default option in the dropdown list does nothing until you click on it.

Then the javascript should pull in the options that you've configured in the custom fields area.

OpenGlobal

REPLY: I have clicked and selected all the of the different options and not a one makes anything appear in the Plug-In menu.

All I see is "No Custom Fields. Please use select list to add some new fields."
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: OpenGlobal on June 28, 2012, 19:58:59 pm
Do you want to PM me your username/password and I'll take a look. Sounds like there's something very wrong going on.

OpenGlobal
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: Marykity on June 29, 2012, 00:43:07 am
Now I am trying to solve the other problem - the repeated words "Price" and "Size"

Where are they repeated? Can you post a screen shot of the config and a link to the site?

OpenGlobal

At the present moment the site is here http://www.mamochki.myjino.ru/index.php
As soon as it will be ready i will put it here http://www.mamochki.vl.ru/

And i have noticed that my children are visible and when i mark them unpublished - the sizes on the just disappear.   
I made all children without any categories, but still they appear in the new products and best products.
The best variant for me is to show only parent product without duplicating (child products). But i have no idea how to do this  :-\



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Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: OpenGlobal on June 29, 2012, 08:50:41 am
Price appears twice because the first one is the title for the "prices", and the second one is the individual price. there are multiple price display options. If I'm only displaying a single price type (no taxes, discounts or anything like that), then in the configuration I uncheck all of the price labels. This just leaves the first "Price".

The size is appearing twice because the first one is the title of your customfield and the second is the title of the individual option. You could change the title of the customfield to "Options" or "Choose" or something generic like that.

Alternatively, you can create a modified template and remove the unnecessary duplications.

OpenGlobal
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: Marykity on June 30, 2012, 17:00:00 pm
Thanks a lot for the advice! I just unmarked the right check box for prices and the duplication disappeared  ;D ;D ;D
As for the size - i just changed the name and now have really all looking good. Thanks again! Just small issues made my life really difficult :)

Now I am also trying to make my child products invisible - I tried nearly 10 different ways - but still all child products are visible in the new products and best products.  >:( :( And i need to open the site on 6th of July - and till that time add nearly 1000 items + child products.

 


Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: OpenGlobal on June 30, 2012, 23:19:40 pm
Version 2.0.8 has now been released which means that the stockable cart variant is now at least usable.

Please be aware that the configuration for stock control now has an extra option. The option entitled "Do not Display Product, if child products also out of stock" behaves the way that 99% of people (and every other e-commerce system that I'm aware of) would expect "Do not Display Product" to behave.

If you want the the display of products to be dependent on the child products rather than the redundant parent product, use this new option instead.

OpenGlobal
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: OpenGlobal on June 30, 2012, 23:21:11 pm
Now I am also trying to make my child products invisible

Make sure that your child products are not assigned to a category. I believe this is what makes them available to searches and other modules.

OpenGlobal
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: OpenEyeMedia on July 02, 2012, 13:46:52 pm
Hi there,
I have yet to figure out how to make the child products active in the parent's dropdown as stockable variants, but inactive as individual products, as so do not have their own details pages. Not associating them to a category is not sufficient - they still appear on various listing pages within Virtuemart, and in search modules (AceSearch at least).

This really is a major flaw, as all these pages will be indexed by search engines, and so even if visitors cannot navigate to the pages on the site, they can land there.

Sorry, I realise I'm not contributing much to the conversation...if anyone finds a solution, please shout it from the virtual roof tops!
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: OpenGlobal on July 02, 2012, 14:07:02 pm
It seems that I was misinformed. The absence of a category on the child products simply removes them from the categories view.

I think I'm going to have to update the plugin to modify the search query and I think I'll need to create some new modules.

OpenGlobal
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: Marykity on July 03, 2012, 14:29:39 pm
It seems that I was misinformed. The absence of a category on the child products simply removes them from the categories view.

I think I'm going to have to update the plugin to modify the search query and I think I'll need to create some new modules.

OpenGlobal

As for me I do not link my child products to any categories and still they can simply be seen on the main page of the site where the new added products are seen. And i do not know what to do with it.
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: huegel-huepfer on July 19, 2012, 18:46:41 pm
Maybe this thread might offer a solution for the last problem mentioned: http://forum.virtuemart.net/index.php?topic=103702.0
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: huegel-huepfer on July 19, 2012, 21:42:58 pm
I'm trying to show child's stock level in parent product details.

I work with a "VM Custom, stockable variants" plugin. In the parent product you can choose different child products with a drop down menu.
First try was to insert following code in the stockable.php

Code: [Select]

// Availability Stock Level
?><p></p><?php
$stato = "";
$statotip = "";
if ($field->child[$child_id]['in_stock'] < 1) {
$stato = "nostock";
$statotip = "Hurry! Very low items stock!";
} else {
if ($field->child[$child_id]['in_stock'] < 2) {
$stato = "lowstock";
$statotip = "Low items in stock!";
} else {
$stato = "normalstock";
$statotip = "Items in stock available!";
}
} ?>

<span class="vmicon vm2-<?php echo $stato ?>" title="<?php echo $statotip ?>"></span>
        <?php

Now I receive correct stock level of child products above category and product view, but no single stock level of the current chosen child within the parent view.

I'd welcome any help to get the result I wanted.

Thanks a lot,
Volker
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: emel on July 23, 2012, 15:15:22 pm
hi there,

the variant plugin remains quite buggy, you really have to save each variant seperately before adding a new variant line. When you don't do this exactly as mentioned, i get an empty sub-product item (ghost item) which cannot be deleted anymore. In the main product list, the variant is listed as subproduct, but clicking on the subitems, gives an empty list. deleting the full product is imppossible. "VM error": cannot delete article variant)

please tell me there's a fix for this, i now have a few (sub)items in my list which are impossible to delete......
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: rvbgnu on July 24, 2012, 16:02:44 pm
Well, that's a pity... and a bit complicated to fix when you don't have all the logical structure that is used by the Dev Team! But there is still hope  :D
BTW, I hope that multilingual will be well supported, like for the product title and description!
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: Fintan on August 10, 2012, 18:33:30 pm
I have a few questions concerning this plug in:

I am running joomla! 2.5.6 and vmware 2.0.8e.

I am setting up a Pizzeria Take away / home delivery shop.

I have most of the stuff set up exept for two "small" things.
One,which pertains to this thread seems to be a bug with this plug in (or something stupid on my side;) )

As I would like the customer (shopper) to be able to choose different sizes and add extra ingredients like salami, prawns, bacon, extra cheese, etc I set up child products for each ingredient, gave them a price, stock (where is the unlimited stock checkbox??), no category.

I set up the plugin and added it to the custom fields. Everything seems to work expet for the fact that on the details page the product price gets changed from the base price to the price of my first child product (salami). I thought the child product price should be ADDED to the base price.

This is confounding and I have to deliver by monday.

Also how do I set up "--please select--" as the default?

Please any help is greatly appreciated.

Cheers to all who have put their efforts into this :)

Edit: Oh I almost forgot an important "detail". How do I implement multiple choice (ctrl key or other)??
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: OpenGlobal on August 10, 2012, 18:56:52 pm
One,which pertains to this thread seems to be a bug with this plug in (or something stupid on my side;) )

The latter :-)

Why are you using a "stockable" cart variant when the one thing you don't want is stock control?

OpenGlobal
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: Fintan on August 10, 2012, 19:18:36 pm
Quote
Why are you using a "stockable" cart variant when the one thing you don't want is stock control?

Point taken.

I wanted to try it out and see if it "fits", I also was hoping it supported multiple choice..

I liked the idea of having a size and ingredient choice (drop down), but I noticed that I cannot set a supplement price to the sizes. so i dropped that idea.

I tried this:
http://forum.virtuemart.net/index.php?topic=99678.300

But alas that does not allow for multiple choice either.
Neither do normal cart variants. :(

Great plugin though and I appreciate the hard work involved :)

Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: ptfeplastics on August 14, 2012, 10:56:12 am
It is so clearly,A good forum.
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: zainabubu on August 22, 2012, 19:04:38 pm
Hello, here's a sample of a similar result I want for my website: http://www.blackopalbeauty.com/makeup/face/foundations/true-color-stick-foundation-spf8
I want to get a beauty online store done, and I like how this site allows for each product shade to be viewed with out too much fuss. Once each shade's thumbnail is clicked on, the drop down menu also switches to the active shade.
Each shade is shown as either available or out of stock according to shade clicked on. I gave up on stockable variant, now I use generic child variant.
Does anyone know how to do this?
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: aliotru on August 24, 2012, 20:03:40 pm
Hi,
sorry for my bad English

I have a problem:
I set the custom fields and everything works though, as you can see

https://www.aliotru.com/hp/index.php/it-IT/utensili/compasso-a-punte-fisse-detail

in the dropdown menu I don't want to display the price.
How can I do to eliminate it?



Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: aliotru on August 25, 2012, 11:35:38 am
I forgot:

I haven't used PlugIn but Variant Cart.
All works but I do not want to see the price difference from the menu.
PlugIn gives me problems: I do not return the exact amount.
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: thecia on September 03, 2012, 02:40:20 am
Hi all

testing out VM and wondering with the custom fields 

is here anyway to get the fields multilingual?

On the other hand I might be stupid as usual and have missed something.

In all it seams to work ok but the field are only in one language in the drop down.
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: OpenGlobal on September 03, 2012, 09:38:20 am
If you enter the values as the Joomla translation constants, then they should be translated.

OpenGlobal
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: kaety on September 11, 2012, 08:14:38 am
Hi,

I have finally after 2 days got the attributes working! However, I have a question.
We have something like 10 colours, and 4 sizes for over 30 products. Do I really have to go through and match up every colour with every size on EVERY product??

I use VM1 and Zen Cart and it is not this difficult to add multiple attributes to multiple products in the previous version or in the other package...?

At this stage all I really need is every product to  be assigned the same attributes, sizes and colours, stock control is desirable but not absolutely necessary.

Thank you in advance

Kaety
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: OpenGlobal on September 11, 2012, 09:05:39 am
We have something like 10 colours, and 4 sizes for over 30 products. Do I really have to go through and match up every colour with every size on EVERY product??

Yes.

I use VM1 and Zen Cart and it is not this difficult to add multiple attributes to multiple products in the previous version or in the other package...?

How did you do it in VM1?

OpenGlobal
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: kaety on September 16, 2012, 09:09:55 am
Hi Open Global,

I use VM attribute manager. Worked fine.

As this site needs to be up soon (within a week) I have opted for using ZenCart this time. It does not mean Ii have given up on VM just need to get the attributes sorted before it goes into a live site.

THanks

Kaety
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: OpenGlobal on September 16, 2012, 10:41:03 am
Do you mean something like this:

http://extensions.virtuemart.net/component/sobi2/?sobi2Task=sobi2Details&catid=5&sobi2Id=710&Itemid=2 (http://extensions.virtuemart.net/component/sobi2/?sobi2Task=sobi2Details&catid=5&sobi2Id=710&Itemid=2)

OpenGlobal
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: bodywarmer on September 19, 2012, 17:36:44 pm
I too am having problems with child products.

http://farlixx.co.uk/latest/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&view=productdetails&virtuemart_product_id=225&virtuemart_category_id=0 (http://farlixx.co.uk/latest/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&view=productdetails&virtuemart_product_id=225&virtuemart_category_id=0)
This is the main product,

with the child products

http://farlixx.co.uk/latest/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&view=productdetails&virtuemart_product_id=226&virtuemart_category_id=0 (http://farlixx.co.uk/latest/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&view=productdetails&virtuemart_product_id=226&virtuemart_category_id=0)
http://farlixx.co.uk/latest/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&view=productdetails&virtuemart_product_id=227&virtuemart_category_id=0 (http://farlixx.co.uk/latest/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&view=productdetails&virtuemart_product_id=227&virtuemart_category_id=0)
http://farlixx.co.uk/latest/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&view=productdetails&virtuemart_product_id=228&virtuemart_category_id=0 (http://farlixx.co.uk/latest/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&view=productdetails&virtuemart_product_id=228&virtuemart_category_id=0)

However on the parent product or a child product if a variant is selected. Only the product displayed is added and not what was selected in the drop down.
e.g. if on the main jumper page a green jumper in a small size is selected. Instead of that being added to the cart Main Jumper is added instead.

If someone could help that would be great.
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: OpenGlobal on September 27, 2012, 15:01:25 pm
It seems to work fine for me. Are you still seeing the problem?

OpenGlobal
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: thomaska on October 19, 2012, 13:41:51 pm
I am facing the following problem.
Stockable Variants allows to add to cart a child product which is out of stock. After investigating i realize that add to cart checks the stock level of the parent product in order to allow the customer to add to cart a child product instead of the child's product stock level.

Any help?
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: OpenGlobal on October 19, 2012, 15:01:17 pm
What version are you using? That's not right at all.

OpenGlobal
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: cloudti on October 23, 2012, 15:43:49 pm
Hi,

When a user select an option from the size drop down list, he got a product price modification correctly. But sometimes, when the user enter to the detail product page, it display the price from the last option of size list.

Try to enter this to this URL and refresh it with F5, at least 5 times.


Hi,

When a user select an option from the size drop down list, he got a product price modification correctly. But sometimes, when the user enter to the detail product page, it display the price from the last option of size list.

Try to enter this to this URL and refresh it with F5, at least 5 times.

http://uniforme-cp58.webjoomla.es/preproduccion/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&view=productdetails&virtuemart_product_id=6&virtuemart_category_id=3&Itemid=577

Im using Joomla 2.5.7 y VM 2.0.12f

Why this behavior, perhaps, Is it a bug?
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: snap on October 29, 2012, 11:15:04 am
Hi,
first thank you for your documentation, after a few tries, I see the different areas called "Size", "Form" and "Typ"  Unfortunatelly the drop-down menu missed the content. For example "Size" has three values "630 mm", "900 mm" and "1260 mm" but we only see "630 mm". Need help...
Thanks
snap
(using Joomla 2.5, Virtuemart 2)

Solved the problem. We did not have enough child products.
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: OpenGlobal on November 05, 2012, 16:41:40 pm

Try to enter this to this URL and refresh it with F5, at least 5 times.

http://uniforme-cp58.webjoomla.es/preproduccion/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&view=productdetails&virtuemart_product_id=6&virtuemart_category_id=3&Itemid=577


I'm afraid I can't reproduce the problem you are seeing.

OpenGlobal
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: kraymitchell on November 05, 2012, 21:17:19 pm
Wow. After spending countless hours trying to get this to work today, I finally got it working with Loris instructions (Thank you).

Too bad I can't get my Shipping or Payment options to show up, can't get prices to show up in the cart but not on the product page, and a few other issues.

WTF was VM thinking releasing this as STABLE. The first time I played with VM 1 I had a demo cart (With my own products, varients, shipping and payments) up and running in less than 3 hours.

I have put well over 40 hours (Thats a full work week) intro trying to get VM2 running (Today is my 3rd attempt since 2.0 was released) anywhere close to any VM1 shop I had done with no luck. VM team should be ashamed of themselves since are providing NO explanations, No insights, not even a comment on these issues that so many are having.

Well, my time with VM has come to a close, I will find an alternative with Joomla or find a 3rd party shop.

Thanks VM team! Way to destroy an awesome product and destroy your following.
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: staceyx on January 09, 2013, 22:38:32 pm
HG , first may I commend you for spelling this out - finding VM2 step by steps is so hard - I need to control stock of "drop down sizes whatever"  I need to do this - Joomla 2.5 VM 2.0.18a


Womens Long Sleeve
Choose color , choose size - and track stock for blue sm, red large etc - you would think this would be cake , but I just cant get it -

Your step by step explains a product with an existing child - Do I need a child product for "women's long sleeve"" can you give me an example of what that would be? Now this link below , explains how to do this on product with no children but it doesn't work -

( ,http://www.flexiblewebdesign.com/blog/virtuemart-tutorial-product-custom-fields-with-stock-control-with-screenshots/#comment-5794 (http://www.flexiblewebdesign.com/blog/virtuemart-tutorial-product-custom-fields-with-stock-control-with-screenshots/#comment-5794)

 but when i get to step 7 the sizes populate, but there is no  (box) like the screen shot on that page after the refresh?

Can you or anyone please help me in some broken down step by step to achieve that I want above?  Another example:

White Fluffy Matress: choices king , full/queen  - track stock on each - I can't understand why this is so involved? I'm on a deadline - so if anyone can chime in that would be great! Thank you so much!
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: OpenGlobal on January 10, 2013, 11:57:55 am
but when i get to step 7 the sizes populate, but there is no  (box) like the screen shot on that page after the refresh?

Can you post a screenshot of what you are seeing instead.

OpenGlobal
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: khalil313 on January 17, 2013, 14:29:51 pm
same problem box when we are supposed to create child do not appear (here a screenshot)

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Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: vanekmichal on January 17, 2013, 14:58:27 pm
Hi,

I still have a problem with sorting a list in firefox.

In Firefox menu is not sorted correctly. (img)

http://www.tisknemekvalitne.cz/tiskneme2/index.php/letaky (http://www.tisknemekvalitne.cz/tiskneme2/index.php/letaky)


thank you

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Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: Flasher on January 18, 2013, 05:00:24 am
Hi all. I have just try all day to make this plug in to work but it just don't save me the data of the childs i create. When i click on new afeter entering SKU, Product Name, Extra Charge an Stock nothings happens... i have to click save several times then i see the childs that where create it after clicking the new button several times. But there ir no information on the childs... it just don't save anything... and on the front end i can see the title for the sizes but there is no combobox to chose it... im on Joomla 1.7.4 and VM 2.0.18a

Hope someone have a clue of what is happening!!
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: patrick356356 on January 19, 2013, 17:30:48 pm
Hi Openglobal and all others,

When using this I found a very strange thing happen. It seem like add-to-cart and quantity fields are rendered different ways if it's a normal product or if it's a "stockable variants" product. The add-to-cart button is added to the page in the file default_addtocart.php. However if you comment out the line adding this button (echo shopFunctionsF::getAddToCartButton($this->product->orderable);) the button disappears from all normal products but NOT from "stockable variant" products. And even more strange is the fact that if you look in the browsers code window it isn't there any more BUT IT APPEARS ANYWAY!!!! Strange or super strange?? Cleaning cach doesn't matter. Any ideas why????

I like to show the button depending on the user category who is viewing the page. And I find this very hard to do if it's rendered different ways depending on the kind of product as it always seem to appear if it's a "stockable variant " product. HEEEELP!

/ Patrick
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: tomo11 on January 21, 2013, 11:05:22 am
HG

Im using Joomla 2.5.8
Virtuemart 1.0.18a (current latest)

Your instructions are true. ok.

But How can you just Add child products without specifying the "Additional charge" in the Custom Field of the parent after adding the child product. You have already specified the price of the child when you created it.
This is impossible to do for multiple shoppergroups.

Example:

ParentProduct

                             shopGroup1              shopGroup2         shopGroup3
child1                           €10                             €7                          €5
child2                           €20                             €15                        €10
child3                           €30                             €25                        €20

All child products are real stockable products.
Basically i just want to say child1 is a child product of ParentProduct. Show the prices which is specified for each shopGroup accordingly.

Is this possible??
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: Flasher on January 26, 2013, 03:58:10 am
I have the same error... Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /home/mysite/www/plugins/vmcustom/stockable/stockable.php on line 229

Any clues why???
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: zbabyface on February 06, 2013, 21:17:40 pm
FUBAR.  I know how great 1.1 was... etc... but 2.0... this is not cool.  I've been referred to OpenCart for the functions of product variants... I'm attempting to still figure this out....

STYLE#   COLOR   Division   Sizes OO   O   2   4   6   8   10   12   14   16   18   20   22   24   26   28   30   32   Total Qty   Original List   Current List
156   BLACK     /BLACK   AM                     3   1                                 4   37   37
701   HOT PINK   CC         2   12   8                                          22   179   75
704   RED   CC               3                                          3   179   75
711   BK-PURPLE   CC         2                                                2   159   75
711   OCN-ROYAL   CC            1   4   4   4   2                                 15   159   75
711   IRIS-LILAC   CC            2   3      2   1                                 8   159   75
2016   BLUE CORAL   CL            1   1   2                                       4   189   95
2020   SILVER   CL         1   1   1   1   1                                    5   235   115
2020   PETAL PINK   CL            1   1                                          2   235   115
2020   COBALT   CL         1   2   3   1   4   1   1                              13   235   115
Title: Removing add to chart button not possible?
Post by: patrick356356 on February 10, 2013, 13:37:37 pm
Asked before but didn't get any reply, try again.

Why can't the "add to cart" button be removed when using stockable variants? Comment that part out in the php code but the button still appears. This only happens with stockable variants. With normal products the button disappears.

Appreciate some help here and this seem to be the only living thread for stockable variants.

Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: HG on February 11, 2013, 09:19:26 am
I'm going to do a video..
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: escapezone on February 24, 2013, 23:10:47 pm
HG do you find that when adding an option to cart, it only adds the last option product? but displays the correct option below the product name in the cart? I can add one of every item and each has the name and SKU of the last item in the dropdown list.

...each has the name and SKU of the last item in the dropdown list

Hello,

Does anyone find the solution about the problem above ?

Thank you!
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: matt7184 on February 26, 2013, 00:09:35 am
Hi all,

Firstly thanks for all the work you are doing here..

I've built a site for a client - clothing everything is working perfectly EXCEPT when they add an item to the cart that has two variants e.g. colour =white size= One Size the actual text is displayed twice in the cart..

screenshot attached

Using latest version of VM and AIO 2.0.18

Hoping its an easy fix

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Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: gpessoa on March 11, 2013, 18:20:41 pm
I all,
I set up this stockable plugin and it seems to work.
But I have fund one problem, yhat I already post; see it above.
http://forum.virtuemart.net/index.php?topic=112865.0
Do you have the same issue?


Other thing:
Is that possible to change the Product Detail View (layout) to same thing like that on the image?
Thanks in advanced


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Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: denvarel on March 21, 2013, 12:30:15 pm
I'm want to tell you how happy i am and i really appreciate all your work guys. But...
I just updated virtuemart from 2.0.18b to 2.0.20b hoping that all or at least some of the stockable variant problems where resolved. I have updated the AIO also. In 2.0.18 i manage to reach the conclusion that the plugin VM Custom Field with Stock Control is acting strange, some times adds a child, sometimes is not, depending on variables that i cannot imagine. I have tried all the option described in this post but i wasn't able to present to the client a proof of working stockabe.
Well, after update to 2.0.20b the problem is sort of solved: The plugin is not working at all now. I press "new", i get some lines with childs products, i'm unhappy about the options that i get there (once i have pressed "new" i can't change the stock, only the attribute and price of the child) but the problem (excuse the irony) is resolved promptly once i press "save": The childs are never saved!

Looks like i'm stuck to the NOTstockable variants in this shop.
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: t68 on May 13, 2013, 11:16:49 am
A noobish question here: can I re-use same stockable variants on different parent products. In my case we sell handcrafted jewelery and accessories. Most of the times we want to offer the same types of necklaces with different types of jewellery hanging in them. So main product is the jewellery and the customer is offered a choice of different necklaces to go with the main product. These necklaces comes from the same stock. Is there a way to set up so that the stockable variants for necklaces are from the same stock even though they are choices under different main products (the different peices of jewellery).

Seems a bit cumbersome to have to set up new stockable variants under each product when it´s in fact are the same variants from the same stock.

Hope I got this so written so you understand it. Thank's for any help!
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: Flasher on May 13, 2013, 17:12:51 pm
I all,
I set up this stockable plugin and it seems to work.
But I have fund one problem, yhat I already post; see it above.
http://forum.virtuemart.net/index.php?topic=112865.0
Do you have the same issue?

Other thing:
Is that possible to change the Product Detail View (layout) to same thing like that on the image?
Thanks in advanced


It looks pretty good that plug in... where did you get it???
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: OCD on May 24, 2013, 18:50:02 pm
Found this thread while searching how to set up a product with inventory control for various options. I got the product set up but it shows the 'Notify Me' button in the category which a customer will think it is out of stock. If they do go to the details page AND select one of the Child products from the dropdown it will show the add to cart.

I ended up adding stock to the Parent so the 'Notify Me' would go away but then if the item is added using the add to cart from the category page no option is selected so that wont work.

Is there a solution to using this stockable variant in the store to track stock on individual Children and not drive customers batty trying to spend money? It seems it is very close to working and quite possible I am just doing something wrong but after long searching I am unable to find any help in setting it up properly.

I am not a coder but it seems like since this is so close it should be fairly simple to fix. In the category view if there are Children variants it should show a button to 'Select Options' rather than 'Add to Cart' or ' Notify Me' in the details page for the Parent the first option should be '-Select-'

These two things would make this useable or at least it seems like it would to me. I am going to pass this along to my developer to see if he can fix it as I have had enough but this functionality seems to be very basic, must have capability for an online store and I am baffled as to why it seems to have not been addressed in what otherwise seems to be a very capable platform.
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: Uriel on June 12, 2013, 19:57:01 pm
Hey Guys,

I noticed theses Instructions are clearly marked : <<ALREADY HAVE AN ITEM WITH CHILDREN>>

I have tried adding an a Child Product to a Parent but not getting it...

I open a Product > Click Add Child Product > I manage to dd it but here is where the confusion comes in...

Looking at the List of Products it appears as though VM has added another parent and another Child Product...

Can someone please explain to me how to add a child product?
How does all this work in VM 2.0?
What are Child Products used for if nothing shows up in the Front end ?
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: Somerguy on August 21, 2013, 16:11:34 pm
Perhaps someone can help me here as I am stumped. I have done everything listed here, but my second and third option always appear as empty drop downs on the store front. In the backend the options are all there and I can assign them to the children accordingly. I made sure all items are in stock as well. Is there something I'm missing?
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: akbar007 on August 28, 2013, 09:20:50 am
can I give specific hight and width to my few images like I want to display my two images little big then others..

can I do this with custom field and if yes  so please guide me with steps ...
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: bunglehaze on August 28, 2013, 19:06:17 pm
Found this thread while searching how to set up a product with inventory control for various options. I got the product set up but it shows the 'Notify Me' button in the category which a customer will think it is out of stock. If they do go to the details page AND select one of the Child products from the dropdown it will show the add to cart.

I ended up adding stock to the Parent so the 'Notify Me' would go away but then if the item is added using the add to cart from the category page no option is selected so that wont work.

Is there a solution to using this stockable variant in the store to track stock on individual Children and not drive customers batty trying to spend money? It seems it is very close to working and quite possible I am just doing something wrong but after long searching I am unable to find any help in setting it up properly.

I am not a coder but it seems like since this is so close it should be fairly simple to fix. In the category view if there are Children variants it should show a button to 'Select Options' rather than 'Add to Cart' or ' Notify Me' in the details page for the Parent the first option should be '-Select-'

These two things would make this useable or at least it seems like it would to me. I am going to pass this along to my developer to see if he can fix it as I have had enough but this functionality seems to be very basic, must have capability for an online store and I am baffled as to why it seems to have not been addressed in what otherwise seems to be a very capable platform.

I have found this to be an issue also. IMO if the parent is not orderable (using the tickbox under the stockable plugin) it should ignore the stock level of the parent item IMO, until then I have found it simpler to just put loads in stock of the parent and use the real stock figures for child products only
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: tuki on August 30, 2013, 10:08:27 am
Watch this tutorial. Its working fine. http://awebsupport.com/vm2-set-up-child-product-with-stock-control
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: bunglehaze on August 30, 2013, 12:06:38 pm
Watch this tutorial. Its working fine. http://awebsupport.com/vm2-set-up-child-product-with-stock-control

Tuki, actually, a better option is the stockable plugin for controlling options IMO. It needs a bit more setting up in the backend but there are no page reloads when you choose a child product - something you do get with the generic plugin.

You do need to setup the child options in the plugin beforehand rather than add them ad-hoc when creating a child product which is annoying but still, it is simple to setup a new stockable child product in the backend of the parent in just a couple of boxes and clicks (although Milbo - could we get that text field for final price built into the stockable plugin please as child products that have a specific price need to then be edited again afterwards)
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: jinlopez on September 12, 2013, 21:20:05 pm
I want to start off by apologizing if I'm asking the same question that's probably been asked a million times.  I just cannot seem to find an answer, so I thought I would just ask myself and see if I can get an answer/solution faster than me searching for it.

I cannot get the sizes to list in order.  I have created all the child products correctly.  They all show on the website.  But the order of the sizes is all wrong.  I go to the parent product, re-organize them the way they should look in Custom Fields, click Save, and nothing changes.  The list is still out of order.

I thought that maybe the VirtuMart update would fix this problem, but it didn't. 

Any suggestions? 
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: Inas on September 13, 2013, 09:02:40 am
I have a problem with the plugin - Custom field stockable variant

I have a parent with several children. Everything is set as it should, with stock, price, etc.. Everything looks as it should in the frontend but as soon as I try to put something in the cart, it will not appear in shopping cart. Instead, I get switched to the category pages.

Do I have a product with no options (child poducts), it works to add it to the cart.

Whats the problem?

Joomla 2.5.14
Virtuemart 2.0.22c

Thankful for every help i can get!
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: Inas on September 13, 2013, 09:40:40 am
I found the solution  ;D

http://forum.virtuemart.net/index.php?topic=118482.0

You will get the problem when ju update Virtuemart 2.0.22b --> 2.0.22c
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: DaggaTora on February 04, 2014, 16:09:38 pm
Hi,

I'm using stockable variant plugin and it works perfectly except for the quantity box. Instead of the box I'm getting this :"PGlucHV0IHR5cGU9InRleHQiIGNsYXNzPSJxdWFudGl0eS1pbnB1dCBqcy1yZWNhbGN1bGF0ZSIgbmFtZT0icXVhbnRpdHlbXSIgdmFsdWU9IicgKyBxdWFudGl0eSArICciIC8+"

In the inspector it looks like:

Code: [Select]
<span class="quantity-box"><!-- >> NN_PROTECTED >> -->PGlucHV0IHR5cGU9InRleHQiIGNsYXNzPSJxdWFudGl0eS1pbnB1dCBqcy1yZWNhbGN1bGF0ZSIgbmFtZT0icXVhbnRpdHlbXSIgdmFsdWU9IicgKyBxdWFudGl0eSArICciIC8+<!-- << NN_PROTECTED << --></span>
Quantity box works ok in the rest of the products.

Any idea?

Thx in advance.
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: DaggaTora on February 05, 2014, 17:05:16 pm
Hi,

I'm using stockable variant plugin and it works perfectly except for the quantity box. Instead of the box I'm getting this :"PGlucHV0IHR5cGU9InRleHQiIGNsYXNzPSJxdWFudGl0eS1pbnB1dCBqcy1yZWNhbGN1bGF0ZSIgbmFtZT0icXVhbnRpdHlbXSIgdmFsdWU9IicgKyBxdWFudGl0eSArICciIC8+"

In the inspector it looks like:

Code: [Select]
<span class="quantity-box"><!-- >> NN_PROTECTED >> -->PGlucHV0IHR5cGU9InRleHQiIGNsYXNzPSJxdWFudGl0eS1pbnB1dCBqcy1yZWNhbGN1bGF0ZSIgbmFtZT0icXVhbnRpdHlbXSIgdmFsdWU9IicgKyBxdWFudGl0eSArICciIC8+<!-- << NN_PROTECTED << --></span>

Ok, is a conflict with System - NoNumber Email Protector plugin.
Quantity box works ok in the rest of the products.

Any idea?

Thx in advance.
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: Artkan on February 23, 2014, 16:35:18 pm
Hello, I wanted to explain my problem, I am building a store selling downloadable products, such as MP3 or WAV, then, I have been testing various options, but the best at what I need I do not get to show the download links when performed payment. Now, the concept is as follows, in a web page pondria different products and each product, such as a song, set the option to download in WAV or MP3, with their prices, with the same product with different grades. I'm using "Digitoll DOWNLOAD" as plugin download. I put a picture of the concept, sorry for my English, Thanks! :)


(http://s2.subirimagenes.com/otros/previo/thump_8825663imagen-problema.jpg) (http://www.subirimagenes.com/otros-imagenproblema-8825663.html)
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: PostmanSE on September 08, 2014, 01:07:33 am
Hi and thanks for a great walk through how to add different SKUs to different variations on the same product it really save me a lot of head scratching. What I am having trouble with though is adding different customer groups to the addon (the price addition is different to each product variant depending on which customer group the customer belongs to). Is there a way to do this?
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: heyday on November 24, 2014, 01:35:37 am
How to make stockable custom fields so, that i only have one displayed product  on the product and category view and the variation on the parent product??

i have made 2 drop down menus:

1 Color
Grey
White

2. Size

S
M
L
XL
XXL
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: gloop on December 03, 2014, 17:37:48 pm
I've downloaded VirtueMart V3.0 over the included Jommla Webinstaller.

Now i try the instructions to create sizes.

But i can't choose any plugin. It's empty. In a post is written that the "VM - custom, stockable variants" are installed with VM.

Why i have no plugins?



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Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: jenkinhill on December 03, 2014, 18:00:09 pm
Did you also install the aio component? 
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: ZangiefJ on January 05, 2015, 14:08:06 pm
HI:

I use VM 3.0.2 + Joomla 3.3.1

This is no ""VM-custom stockable plugin"", only ""stockable"" can choose

And nothing happen when choose the custom field with stockable.

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Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: GJC Web Design on January 05, 2015, 20:13:04 pm
Have you searched "stockable variant  " on here?

You would have found that stockable variants don't exist in VM3 - generic children is the similar field/type

Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: sonickev on February 11, 2015, 02:39:58 am
except that generic child variant doesn't work correctly either...

http://elanvape.com/index.php/en/shop/liquids/eve-guava-generic-parent-detail

This is a generic child variant, which shows that it is out of stock, except that there are 19 in stock. This product has three child variants, each with 1, 6 and 12 in stock.

The product has a parent with zero stock, that is not orderable.

The children have stock of 1, 6 and 12.

As soon as you select any variant, the stock is shown as 19 (the sum of 1, 6 and 12) - which of course is not correct, because the child has its own stock (and the parent that is not orderable is therefore not out of stock)

So...although this sort of works, it lacks some obvious functions:
1. If the parent is not orderable then it cannot be out of stock - the parent should probably show the total stock.
2. Once a child variant is selected, the available stock of that variant should probably be shown.
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: clairemarie on February 11, 2015, 22:08:26 pm
Hi all,

I realise you are starting to discuss VM3 but I'm still on VM 2 using the Stockable Variants plugin (it's working really well for us) and I wondered if there is a way to show something like 'Please Select' before the customer chooses a size/colour - rather than going straight to a variant?
The reason fjor this is we are showing stock levels and if a customer lands on a page and the first variant is out of stock - they may just think all variants are out of stock, without checking the dropdown.

I've tried putting in text in the Default option, but nothing seemed to change.

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you
Title: Re: How to use Custom Field stockable variant (Explained) (video) (photos page 4)
Post by: rdharma on May 16, 2015, 16:37:13 pm
The vm custom fields plugins for size or color is perfectly done but, i want to change the style. Currently, it is in dropdown listing but i want to show in horizontal row. <span>

http://darkwearuk.com/j259/womens/range-1/g054s011-the-watchers-detail.html