[ic] Does anybody have Matrix Options working?

Ed LaFrance edl at newmediaems.com
Fri Aug 22 11:27:13 EDT 2003

At 09:21 AM 8/22/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>I'm really needing a way to have distinct SKUs for various sizes of a 
>product, but I don't want those products to show up in the normal product 
>listing. More details in the previous message below.
>Any ideas?

Kerner - I do know that matrix options work in the latest dist (4.9.8) 
because I just set it up for a customer yesterday.

There quite a few differences in code and table structures to support 
options between the 4.8 and 4.9 branches. I'm honestly not sure if matrix 
options were fully functional in the 4.8 branch; perhaps someone else on 
the list could vouch for that.

So you might consider an upgrade to 4.9.8. Once you catalog was running 
under the new IC version, you would need to insert a column in the products 
table called option_type. Also, the options table itself is different 
enough in structure and use between 4.8 and 4.9 that it might be easiest to 
just recreate your options with the new system instead of trying to port 
you existing ones to the new table. Note also that their is a new and 
necessary table called variants, and a couple of new/different directives 
in etc/after.cfg that are needed to make it all work.

The payoff is that the matrix options in 4.9.8 appear to work well, 
allowing you to customize description and product weight in addition to 
price for each permutation. And the whole interface for creating and 
managing options is significantly improved over the 4.8 branch.

- Ed

>On Wednesday, August 20, 2003, at 12:08  PM, Matt Kerner wrote:
>>I'm configuring a store on a 4.8.7 server to use matrix options and I'm 
>>having no luck.
>>I have a master product entered into the products database with the sku 
>>05-093X. I've created a matrix, single widget option for the sizes of 
>>this product. Each option has a distinct SKU (05-0936 - 05-0939).
>>These options show up without a problem in the flypage.  When I try to 
>>add the item to the cart the product does not get added. In the error.log 
>>I see the following:
>>Attempt to order missing product code: 05-0937
>>What am I doing wrong?
>>interchange-users mailing list
>>interchange-users at icdevgroup.org
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>interchange-users at icdevgroup.org

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