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villegente

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How to browse by category or attributes
« on: October 19, 2008, 22:59:27 pm »
    Hi,
Do you know if is it possible with VirtueMart to have somethink like that :
 - A normal menu that allow you to browse by category.
 - And another menu that allow to display product not by category but by attributes.

Like on this site : http://www.materiel.net/ctl/Barebones1/, where you can use the left menu to browse products by category and a central menu to browse product by caracteristics.

I use Joomla 1.5.6 and VirtueMart 1.1.2

    Thanks for you help,

Tiberiu

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Re: How to browse by category or attributes
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2008, 13:42:21 pm »
I looking for an answer too.

villegente

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Re: How to browse by category or attributes
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2008, 00:38:45 am »
Perfect, more we are ... most we have a chance to got an answer ! :)

Erik P

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Re: How to browse by category or attributes
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2008, 16:40:18 pm »
You can search by producttype parameters, but not by attributes. I've looked carefully in the script that centralizes the searching administrator/com_virtuemart/html/shop_browse_queries.php, and it does not have any provisions for searching by attribute.

If you want to search by an attribute, you must create a producttype parameter, and repeat the attribute value there. I know that this represents double entry work, but I don't see any solution for searching by attribute without modifying the shop_browse_queries.php file.
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daddysays

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Re: How to browse by category or attributes
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2010, 22:11:28 pm »
does anyone know of an extension to do this type of thing?

I have an online shoe store, and I would like shoppers to be able to shop by a properties attribute: like "size 10". Most stores have this type of feature and I do not see an easy way to do this in Virtuemart.

strormer

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Re: How to browse by category or attributes
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2010, 01:06:47 am »
Hi we have developed something like that.
It works with categories and product types.


http://test.breakdesigns.net

daddysays

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Re: How to browse by category or attributes
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2010, 02:20:23 am »
Hi we have developed something like that.
It works with categories and product types.


http://test.breakdesigns.net

How did you do this? is it a module or messing with the code?

strormer

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Re: How to browse by category or attributes
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2010, 15:05:18 pm »
Hi

The product types display is a module.
But we have done some hacks to VM and the db to be able to connect product types with certain categories.

daddysays

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Re: How to browse by category or attributes
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2010, 20:29:52 pm »
can you be more specific? is there instructions on how to do this?

strormer

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Re: How to browse by category or attributes
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2010, 21:58:40 pm »
Currently no , there are no instructions

It is a project we have done for a customer.We could implement it under a small fee.

daddysays

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Re: How to browse by category or attributes
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2011, 21:36:21 pm »
Still looking for a solution to this, has anything ever been implemented in the new version?

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Re: How to browse by category or attributes
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2011, 04:17:56 am »
Bump, no solution to this yet? I'm in need for the same feature.

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MrRiz

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Re: How to browse by category or attributes
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2011, 14:27:24 pm »
You can search by producttype parameters, but not by attributes. I've looked carefully in the script that centralizes the searching administrator/com_virtuemart/html/shop_browse_queries.php, and it does not have any provisions for searching by attribute.

If you want to search by an attribute, you must create a producttype parameter, and repeat the attribute value there. I know that this represents double entry work, but I don't see any solution for searching by attribute without modifying the shop_browse_queries.php file.

I think (almost sure) this way you can't search child products by product type parameters. I think this is a bug. Can you confirm?

Thanks

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Re: How to browse by category or attributes
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2011, 02:51:22 am »
Hello,
We are developping a search by attribute module.
It will be ready next week ;)
Thanks
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wingreen

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Re: How to browse by category or attributes
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2011, 11:09:27 am »
A search by attribute module would be fantastic!  I'm working on a store which has clothing and shoes for sale.
I need the customers to be able to search by size, whether its shoe size or clothing size.  They also need to search by colour.
Havent been able to find anything which will do this so far, I'll be watching this space!!