[ic] Matrix options inventory -- yet again.

Reid Sutherland reid at vianet.ca
Thu Dec 4 14:10:55 EST 2003

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Version: 4.9.8

I've searched the lists and have come to no real conclusion about the 
state of inventory controls with regards to matrix options.  Here's what 
I understand: "It doesn't work the way it should.".

Basically, you can buy things even if there is no stock in the option 
item.  It will even bring the inventory count below 0 (-5 for example). 
  This is plain silly in my opinion.  This method confuses would be IC 
users that are trying to sell clothing, for example.  As they would have 
multiple sizes, colours, etc., and different inventory for each.

Sooo, should I stop complaining and patch it myself, or is there 
something I can do to have it notify/email/complain/etc when a 
particular option is out of stock?

I think the current matrix option inventory system should either be 
disabled or improved.  In it's current state, it makes no sense (to me). 
  It only adds hope that it functions the same way as the regular item 
inventory does, which of course, it does not.  And in the end it may 
give some users a bad taste for IC (and less consulting money for Mike ;))

Let me know what you think.

Thanks much,


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