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VirtueMart 2 + 3 => Product creation => Topic started by: groentjie on October 31, 2011, 08:16:06 am

Title: Filter custom fields
Post by: groentjie on October 31, 2011, 08:16:06 am
Custom fields are great. But if we can't use them to filter products than the strength of the custom fields is gone.
Is there a way to filter the custom fields?

For example:
Products with custom field: "use"

options: home, work,school

other custom field: "computer"
options: laptop, tablet, desktop

Now I would like to have a module that I can filter the products for Work and Tablet. How can this be done?
SOmething like the magento functionality like this http://www.bagageonline.nl/alle-koffers/koffers-hard.html
Title: Re: Filter custom fields
Post by: balai on October 31, 2011, 08:53:46 am
I think that this will be done by 3rd parties

Im planning to develop something for this
Title: Re: Filter custom fields
Post by: maxxer on December 15, 2011, 09:44:28 am
any news on this? I'm interested too, thanks!
Title: Re: Filter custom fields
Post by: balai on December 15, 2011, 10:01:21 am
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any news on this? I'm interested too, thanks!

Yes its ready if you like i can send you a version to test it
Title: Re: Filter custom fields
Post by: nd on December 20, 2011, 22:51:46 pm
I am interested three! Seems to be a pretty important feature that is missing...or is it?
Title: Re: Filter custom fields
Post by: suau on December 21, 2011, 14:30:40 pm
big big interest here too, seems like was kind of a topic in 1.x already ... and was a feature of later 1.x versions.
http://forum.virtuemart.net/index.php?topic=24349.105
Title: Re: Filter custom fields
Post by: raitouar on December 21, 2011, 16:36:59 pm
Hi,

I am interested to use your module which is able to filter custom fields.

Where can I find it ?

Thanks.

R├ęza
Title: Re: Filter custom fields
Post by: balai on December 22, 2011, 12:48:39 pm
A beta version will be available soon.
Title: Re: Filter custom fields
Post by: vikezz on December 22, 2011, 16:06:17 pm
Hi balai, just sent you a PM regarding testing your new filter module, which sounds like a very nice addition to the VM feature list.
Title: Re: Filter custom fields
Post by: Studio 42 on December 24, 2011, 01:23:01 am
You can try the "characteristic" plug-in. It's working but not have full features.
You have 2 fields to add product characteristics and inside the plug-in you have a trigger for search, adding the first field of plug-in and usable as a normal search.
It's only a sort of demo code for developper but if you now a little joomla and php you can add more fields or why not dropdown list or javascripts to enhance it and get it back to the community ;)
Title: Re: Filter custom fields
Post by: masterchel on January 04, 2012, 12:46:45 pm
I can test your module
Title: Re: Filter custom fields
Post by: balai on January 07, 2012, 14:13:10 pm
Hi

The beta version of Custom Filters is ready. You can get it for free just leaving your email
http://breakdesigns.net/extensions/custom-filters

Currently there will be some support through email or this forum.
Title: Re: Filter custom fields
Post by: coin on January 17, 2012, 19:54:30 pm
Hi
I'd like to test the extension, if it's possible. The other day I left my e-mail on your site, but ubfortunately didn't get it so far.
UPD. Got it. Thanks.
Title: Re: Filter custom fields
Post by: fanciful on January 21, 2012, 13:29:08 pm
Hello, can you please tell me how to get the beta version of your plugin? Wanna try it very much...
I've sent you a request from you site a couple of days ago (name Tina) but received back nothing yet =( hope to get it, thank you
Title: Re: Filter custom fields
Post by: balai on January 22, 2012, 17:09:10 pm
Hi

We ll sent you a version soon. We have certain routines for distributing the extension.
BTW. We think that this week the stable version will be ready
Title: Re: Filter custom fields
Post by: tobisagt on January 22, 2012, 22:36:05 pm
Thx, i got your mail!

All i can say is that your module works great!!! Thank you for that! :)

2 Questions:

Is it possible to make a submit button? Because now, the site loads everytime i select a box.
I dont know how much time this would take. But a price filter would be nice! :)
Title: Re: Filter custom fields
Post by: fanciful on January 23, 2012, 09:59:13 am
Thank you very much! I have received the extension too. Happy to hear about the stable version!
Title: Re: Filter custom fields
Post by: balai on January 23, 2012, 16:33:43 pm
Yes the price filtering together with some other features will be added in a next version
Title: Re: Filter custom fields
Post by: balai on January 26, 2012, 21:16:53 pm
Finally we have released the stable version.
There are 2 packages. The starter (free) and the PRO (Commercial).
http://breakdesigns.net/extensions/custom-filters

Any comment or question is welcome.
Title: Re: Filter custom fields
Post by: Kombain on January 27, 2012, 11:07:12 am
Hi,
your module looks great, its exactly the thing I am looking for. But, is any possibility to see demo of PRO version?
Title: Re: Filter custom fields
Post by: lipes on January 28, 2012, 00:43:39 am
it's nice to see more evolution in filters by many users...
But i don't understad why the NEW VM2 doesnt have any good, vital and essential solution (to all we) by default... like others free ecommerce plataforms (Magento, etc)....

http://demo.magentocommerce.com/catalog/category/view/s/bed-and-bath/id/10/

in the NEW VM2 we (dont have anything like that... the reason? I dont know why... maybe it's to force some of us, who don't know, on spending some money in filter mod's.. :/
Title: Re: Filter custom fields
Post by: jenkinhill on January 28, 2012, 22:36:13 pm
It is not a fair comparison with Magento as the "free version" early development was part of their business plan to get people interested. The community version is almost impossible for anyone but experienced developers to install and commission, which is why Magento Go is becoming much more popular, even if it does cost money. There is no doubt it is a good product but if you stop the monthly payments for whatever reason your store is closed down. http://go.magento.com/plans/ 

But the professional Magento (http://www.magentocommerce.com/product/enterprise-overview) version is a real scalable system for the medium to large to very large store. The cost of (from) $12,990 does mean, though, that only larger stores are using it.

Not everybody needs or wants product filtering in VirtueMart so there is no reason why it should be part of the core.
Title: Re: Filter custom fields
Post by: lipes on January 29, 2012, 16:41:33 pm
humm.... ok
Title: Re: Filter custom fields
Post by: balai on January 30, 2012, 19:14:08 pm
Quote
Hi,
your module looks great, its exactly the thing I am looking for. But, is any possibility to see demo of PRO version?

Hi yes there will be a demo and more info about this in some days
Title: Re: Filter custom fields
Post by: balai on February 01, 2012, 19:06:54 pm
Here is a temporary demo
http://test3.breakdesigns.net (http://test3.breakdesigns.net)
Title: Re: Filter custom fields
Post by: 100gods on February 10, 2012, 19:16:47 pm
Can someone please suggest a free plug-in which can link Joomla content search and VM content search?

Do not wanna go in for paid components for search !!

Thanks. .

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Using Joomla 1.7 and VM 2.0.0
Title: Re: Filter custom fields
Post by: maufigueiredo on March 24, 2012, 16:44:20 pm
hi, guys! Need some help with filtering products on VM2 wonder if u can give me some ideas...

I'm working on a AutoParts webstore and need to classify each product in two different  categorys trees: one for the Auto selection and another por the Part Category/Type. The customers should be able to select the Auto first, and then I'd show him the Parts Categories avaliable for that specific car, but instead of duplicating the Parts subtree for each car model, I prefer attributing  two categories to a single product, Auto and Part Type.

For instance:

Autos tree: Make/Year/Model/Submodel
Ford->2005->Explorer-> V6
GM->2002->Astra->2.0

Parts tree:
Parts->Break->Break shoe
Parts -> Break -> Break pad
Parts -> Engine-> Cilinder

A product may be used in different auto models, but has only one part type category.

So, my questions are:
1) Using categories for trees is the best option, or should I try to use Custom Fields combined with Categories, or another option ?
2) Is this CustomFilters component  or do you any other capable of working combined with another instance of himself, I mean, some module that I could instanciate twice on my page, one for each category subtree, so that de Parts filter is only loaded once I have an Auto selected ?

By the way, this forum is great ! I've just started working on this VM store for a week and have already found many solutions ... Hope I can also contribute soon...

Thks in advance !

Title: Re: Filter custom fields
Post by: maufigueiredo on March 24, 2012, 17:08:29 pm
Here is a temporary demo
http://test3.breakdesigns.net (http://test3.breakdesigns.net)

Balai, you component is really great !

I'd like to sugest a modification on your  Displayed Categories filter, so that it considers the subtree under a selected category, and not only that single one to be displayed ... As it is now, I have to insert all category subtree ids on the field to be displayed.

ahh, I'd appreciate if you could help me with this category filtering issue that I've posted before ... I thing it's a simple improvement on this component, but will guarantee a new buyer for you PRO version ... ;D

thks in advance !
Title: Re: Filter custom fields
Post by: meltingpotdesign on March 25, 2012, 22:33:55 pm
Hi, great extension. Does the pro version have price filters? I can't see them on the demo
Title: Re: Filter custom fields
Post by: meltingpotdesign on March 25, 2012, 22:38:19 pm
humm.... ok
It is not a fair comparison with Magento as the "free version" early development was part of their business plan to get people interested. The community version is almost impossible for anyone but experienced developers to install and commission, which is why Magento Go is becoming much more popular, even if it does cost money. There is no doubt it is a good product but if you stop the monthly payments for whatever reason your store is closed down. http://go.magento.com/plans/ 

But the professional Magento (http://www.magentocommerce.com/product/enterprise-overview) version is a real scalable system for the medium to large to very large store. The cost of (from) $12,990 does mean, though, that only larger stores are using it.

Not everybody needs or wants product filtering in VirtueMart so there is no reason why it should be part of the core.

Would like to point out this is not accurate. Community edition is free forever and although the learning curve is pretty steep, once you get it it's great. I've made a few magento sites and it's a joy to work with. Professional and feature rich. It's biggest draw back is the power required to host the damn thing.  Magento go is a gimmick - that opinions such as yours continue to pedal.
Title: Re: Filter custom fields
Post by: balai on March 26, 2012, 10:36:04 am
Hi, great extension. Does the pro version have price filters? I can't see them on the demo

The price filtering will be added in a next version.
We are trying to make this a really high quality tool. I think that also now is fast enough and full of settings for every situation
Title: Re: Filter custom fields
Post by: meltingpotdesign on March 26, 2012, 11:13:59 am
thanks for the reply - any idea when the next release will be?  im right on the edge of starting again with vm1.1.9 and cherry picker, vm2's mvc architecture is great but im not so sure it is quite ready for prime time.