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controlledfate

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Product Variables
« on: April 10, 2013, 02:12:03 am »
I am rebuilding a website with 2 or 3 product categories. Each category will have potentially hundreds of products because even though it's the same product, there are hundreds of sizes available. What is the best way to set this up? Is it better to setup a hundred different products with different sizes? Or just one product with a drop down for the different sizes?

I saw at one point a Virtuemart based site that had a table list of products. That might work for me, but I'm hoping there's something better.

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Re: Product Variables
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2013, 02:20:53 am »
First question - Do you need to keep stock by the individual sizes?
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controlledfate

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Re: Product Variables
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2013, 06:02:51 am »
First question - Do you need to keep stock by the individual sizes?

It would be nice, but it's not necessary. So in theory it could be setup as a single product with a drop down list of widths and heights in inches? Is that the best way to set it up?

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Re: Product Variables
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2013, 12:22:58 pm »
First question - Do you need to keep stock by the individual sizes?

It would be nice, but it's not necessary. So in theory it could be setup as a single product with a drop down list of widths and heights in inches? Is that the best way to set it up?
I think it's the best so i will not edit description for every size separately if something changes
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Re: Product Variables
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2013, 13:28:08 pm »
You could use the BT PRO Dropbox plugin to make a big set of sizes that you attach to each product, but you do need to edit them separately later if/when they change. It's a one time "drop in" time saving feature, but not a centralized way to edit the options down the road.

So if that matters to you, you may wish to consider using our Breezing Forms Custom Fields solution. It allows you to build a custom form with any field options you like, and attach it to a VM2 product with a single custom field. If/when you need to change the options, just modify the form one time and viola! - every product it is attached to automatically is updated, immediately.

Our extension seamlessly integrates a completely custom Crosstec Breezing Form into the custom field area of a VirtueMart 2 product. Because BreezingForms is a full featured form development component, this means that you can do all those great things you expect from best selling form design software,  then use that form as the way to capture product options and attributes for a VM2 product.

Our product supports price adjustments + or -, price overrides with =, and also complex pricing structures where a price override that is set via the form can also have + or - adjustments with subsequent form fields.

If you think this sounds like it might help you, here's a link to our documentation to learn more: http://docs.polishedgeek.com/wiki/display/BFCUSTOM . There's a also a YouTube video there on the doc homepage that explains it a bit more.

We also have a basic demo site set up that illustrates how this works: http://klarna.polishedgeekdev.com/index.php/shop/eyeglasses/awesome-eyeglasses-detail (If you choose Bifocal or Progressive in the first field, you will see an additional field show up that is required only for that type.)

You can learn more about the form component our extension integrates here: Crosstec BreezingForms http://crosstec.de/en/extensions/joomla-forms-download.html   (You have to have both VM2 and BreezingForms to use our extension).

The plugin has been vetted by the VirtueMart team and is available for sale directly on our website, or here on VirtueMart.net (http://extensions.virtuemart.net/extensions-virtuemart-2/breezing-forms-custom-fields-plugin-detail). You also must purchase the Breezing Forms component separately from Crosstec.

I'm happy to answer any questions you have. Feel free to pose them in the forum here, or if you would prefer to discuss your requirements more privately, just open a ticket: https://polishedgeek.com/clients/contact.php

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controlledfate

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Re: Product Variables
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2013, 20:09:12 pm »
Thank you for the great information!

How does one setup products in a table, similar to: http://www.buy-ed-generics.com/order-custard-online-en.html