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#1 03-29-2012 02:32:04

mdowning
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Products vs product options and product option selction items

Still having trouble with product options and option selection items. Watched the You Tube video dozens of times. Still not getting it. Option selection items are products in my case, not just colors or sizes of some product.


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#2 03-31-2012 09:53:28

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Re: Products vs product options and product option selction items

Not exactly getting your  question, can you explain it in more detail. Thanks.

John

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#3 03-31-2012 10:13:01

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Re: Products vs product options and product option selction items

Option selection items may not be products. They are designed for the type of things you describe, colors, sizes, etc.

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#4 03-31-2012 11:01:55

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Re: Products vs product options and product option selction items

That's what confuses me about the video. Product options, option selection items, and products.
Let's say it's a PC buildup, you know you need all these things to build it so...how do you do that? You know, cae, power supply, motherboard, you have options to add ram types, say ddr2 or ddr3 etc., then you have brand names of said products..All are products. How's that work if they aren't option selection items?


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#5 03-31-2012 11:34:46

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Re: Products vs product options and product option selction items

They are simply options. The brand etc for each of the options doesn't matter.  The actual "build" is done based on the options that were selected. If you have more than one brand for an option, say disk drives, the option itself would include the name of the brand of disk drive so the builder would know which disk drive to use.

An option is a single choice item. Option selection items are for options that may have more than one choice. In a computer build memory is a decent example. You'd have an option for memory which might have 3 option selections (ie: 2 gig, 4 gig, 8 gig). A single choice item might be a floppy drive. You either want one or you don't. It's a binary choice, yes or no.

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#6 03-31-2012 15:20:22

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Re: Products vs product options and product option selction items

So you are saying that I don't use the option selection items function, but just relate products (like a pc buildup) with items that are related and those options are added to the build? But that only happens IF the customer remembers to check them off correclty right?


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#7 03-31-2012 16:20:49

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Re: Products vs product options and product option selction items

No you create an item as a "default" (base unite, price) and create list of options (with selections) that either do not change the basic price or change the price (up or down) where the customer can choose. Option selection name can contain the product package id that contains the change so that when the item is in the cart or in the email invoice you can tell which one they want. Look at an example on my site , the basic packages are setup as a radio buttons so that the customer can only choose one option in each category of how they want it, otherwise if they don't  choose any different options then the base package will have the highlited options listed in the cart dispaly and emails.

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#8 04-01-2012 00:34:29

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Re: Products vs product options and product option selction items

Ok, I'll see if I can make this work this week. I'm so tired from relocating this last few months I can't get seem to get re-organized. I appreciate your help both of you.


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#9 04-01-2012 05:23:41

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Re: Products vs product options and product option selction items

In the default items that get installed with CCP is a build your own PC. It's a good example of a mix of options and options with selection choices. If you no longer have the default items in your installation look at the demo on the Kryptronic  site.

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#10 04-01-2012 10:28:15

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Re: Products vs product options and product option selction items

Yes, but I removed all of those because they were fictional itmes, so I'll have to take a look at the demo. The back end is where I get stuck. I think it's just a mental block due to how tired I've been.


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#11 08-18-2012 15:28:18

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Re: Products vs product options and product option selction items

Hi John,

I saw in the music web site, the price is updated with the options. I am looking for the same fuctionality.  Is there an easy way for this??

Thanks in advance,

Rajini

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#12 08-18-2012 15:52:42

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Re: Products vs product options and product option selction items

In ccp7 you have to modify some core scripts, there is a post on the forum detailing the changes, but I hear that v8 has this as a standard feature.

John

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#13 08-18-2012 16:48:34

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Re: Products vs product options and product option selction items

rajini, the mod is located .

John

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#14 08-18-2012 19:43:47

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Re: Products vs product options and product option selction items

Thanks John.  I think I have tried this once. will try again.

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