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')
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
'Option name' i put 'Sizes'
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)
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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