[ic] Matrix options inventory -- yet again.

Reid Sutherland reid at vianet.ca
Tue Dec 9 09:30:31 EST 2003

Stefan Hornburg wrote:
> On Thu, 04 Dec 2003 14:10:55 -0500
> Reid Sutherland <reid at vianet.ca> wrote:
>>Please CC me as this email address is not on the list.
>>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.
> Citing WHATSNEW from current CVS:
> * Add inventory function back in. Mysteriously removed during the
>   Options rewrite.

I've tried the "Live Demo" dev store and this fix appears to do nothing 
for the matrix options.  The code itself doesn't appear to do anything 
along those lines either.

Are there any plans on implementing a functional matrix option inventory 
control or should I just write the patch myself?



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