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  • Advanced Options Conundrum

    I have an issue with my use of extended options that is driving me crazy.

    I have a product that comes in three colors, black, stainless and white and two sizes. Small and large. Regular use of advanced options generates 6 unique products: black - Large, Black - Small, Stainless - Large, etc. Everything is great.

    Now, I want to use the options feature to allow the user to add one or two batteries and or one of two battery chargers as an upsell. I am using the database select feature in the options to facilitate this.

    Ideally, what I would like to do is use the advanced options feature so that I can track the inventory of my six unique products (how many Red - Small do I have). Unfortunately, by using the "upsell" options for the batteries and chargers I now get an advanced option for every unique combination (Red - Small - 1 battery - No Charger). Inventory tracking and exportable product IDs go out the window.

    Is there any way to keep an option that is really an add-on product from being considered when generating the advanced options permutations? Or is there a better way to implement what I am trying to do?

    Thanks

  • #2
    Have you thought of having the batteries displayed as a related item for those products?
    Joanne Barker
    VS Web Design
    [email protected]

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    • #3
      If you use checkboxes for the upsell items you wont get the extra entries in advanced options.

      Add X product ?
      Option1 Yes
      Option 2 No

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Ruppy View Post
        If you use checkboxes for the upsell items you wont get the extra entries in advanced options.

        Add X product ?
        Option1 Yes
        Option 2 No
        Ruppy, I'll have to give that a try. It will look a bit clumsy, but at least I will have some semblance of inventory control. Thanks

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Ruppy View Post
          If you use checkboxes for the upsell items you wont get the extra entries in advanced options.

          Add X product ?
          Option1 Yes
          Option 2 No
          Ruppy, I Just tried it. It works perfectly. Thank you so much. I've been banging my head against the wall for 6 months manually keeping track of the inventory, hoping that I didn't have a huge rush and would sell something I was out of stock on.

          You are a god send.

          Thanks again

          Tom

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