[ic] Size and Weight - Again!

User & mike@mule.lynchmob.org
Tue, 28 Nov 2000 22:01:02 -0500

On Tue, Nov 28, 2000 at 06:37:43PM -0500, Dave Duke of URL Weiner wrote:
> Hi all.  I've spent the last 2 hours or so searching the mailing list
> archives.  Like many before me, I need to modify the shipping weight by
> size.  I think I've got an angle on how to do it, but before I start
> re-inventing the wheel, I have a few questions.
> http://www.minivend.com/mailman/listinfo/interchange-users

I posted the same question about two weeks ago and got nothing out of the list. 
I used [item-modifier size] to map all my different tshirt sizes, but when it came to the unique weight of each size, I was unable to override the builtin weight from products.

I started all over, and defined each item in my catalog w/ a unique sku, anything that had to debited uniquely out of inventory, or anything that has a unique weight for shipping calculation is a different sku.  In the end, I added a grouping field, blew off browse1 and browse2 in favor of a modified results page that returned a looping list of items that were grouped (ie xxl roots green shirt, med roots green tshirt, small roots green tshirt) and associated them with a single display page w/ a pulldown menu of all the skus associated with that group. I turned off all display of all items except one, so the searches don't duplicate and I have a co=yes on display=yes. 

I'd love to hear how crappy this solution is and how much easier it could have been for me to impliment. If anyone has the time.