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JJBW

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Child products in parent product view - again.
« on: January 19, 2012, 12:10:57 pm »
All I want is for child products to show up when you select an option from the parent product, for example, select a different colour from the parent product and the different colour image loads automatically and shows stock for that colour.  Is it that difficult to offer?  Am I missing something blindingly obvious?

Would someone please say for definate if this can be done now or if the ability to do it will be available soon in a new release or plugin.

Clearly, from this forum, you can see that many people want this feature but their requests and questions are going unanswered.  Reading between the lines I would say that this feature is not possible and may not be possible for a long time if at all.

This is so sad as apart from this very important feature VM2 is otherwise excellent.

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Re: Child products in parent product view - again.
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2012, 18:45:35 pm »
select a different colour from the parent product and the different colour image loads automatically and shows stock for that colour.

so,  you have parent item,     from the parent item there is a dropdown, which shows a list of child itmes. you cannot buy the parent item (this is how it should work) as it is just a place holder for the child items

the customer selects from
color 1 25.00
color 2 27.00
color 3 24.00

each of these are really separate products with their own sku

when you select the item, it should now load that child item that was selected from the dropdown and now you select your quantity and click add to cart.   now its in the cart



are you asking for the child product when selected to load in the parent product the new image and price?     like with ajax?



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Re: Child products in parent product view - again.
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2012, 18:58:19 pm »
Hi geekhead

Thanks for your reply.

That's exactly it!  The important bit is for the child product image, price and stock to load into the parent product view when selected.

Is this possible or possible soon?

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Re: Child products in parent product view - again.
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2012, 19:11:39 pm »
not as far as i know,   that would require ajax and a lot of rewriting of vm. that is just not how parent/child products work, and i have not seen that in any cart.

of course, anything is theoretically possible if you throw enough money at it. Dont expect it do be done by the community,  they all have costs associated with dev too, and this would be complicated and possibly expensive.   

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Re: Child products in parent product view - again.
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2012, 11:15:19 am »
Hi geekhead

Thanks for clarifying that for me, it's all I wanted to know.

I didn't want or expect the community to do it for me I just wanted to know if I was missing something or if future releases or extensions would cover it.  A lot of people want this ability from what I can see.

There is another Joomla cart out there that offers this facility.

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Re: Child products in parent product view - again.
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2012, 12:05:22 pm »
I'm pretty sure this will be available as a 3rd party plugin in due course, just as it was developed and sold as an extension for VM1. All it needs is a developer to do the sums and work out if it is a viable business project.
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Re: Child products in parent product view - again.
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2012, 12:55:16 pm »
All I want is for child products to show up when you select an option from the parent product, for example, select a different colour from the parent product and the different colour image loads automatically and shows stock for that colour.

I wanted this as part of the core! and it is already mostly done. But we decided todo first the more important things. The stockable cart variants should work that way, to choose a child, which can have different attributes, look, images and all that. But the result we got is a bit too hard to handle and afaik not completly working.
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Re: Child products in parent product view - again.
« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2012, 01:23:14 am »
Has this issue been solved in the last month and half?

thank you in advance

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Re: Child products in parent product view - again.
« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2012, 18:05:46 pm »
All I want is for child products to show up when you select an option from the parent product, for example, select a different colour from the parent product and the different colour image loads automatically and shows stock for that colour.

I wanted this as part of the core! and it is already mostly done. But we decided todo first the more important things. The stockable cart variants should work that way, to choose a child, which can have different attributes, look, images and all that. But the result we got is a bit too hard to handle and afaik not completly working.

Hi Milbo

Does this mean that the functionality mentioned in the quote above will be available either as core or an extension in the not too distant future?

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Re: Child products in parent product view - again.
« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2012, 23:44:13 pm »
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