[ic] How can someone order a deleted item?!

DB DB at M-and-D.com
Mon Jan 12 15:16:53 EST 2004

> Hi all,
> Just had a very strange problem reported by a customer:
> A product on their site has three sizes: XL, L and M. The product uses 
> Matrix options, so each size has an entry in the variants table.
> Several weeks ago they deleted the "Medium" option from the database as 
> it is no longer available.
> Today, someone managed to order the product in size medium?!
> My customer checked the site and confirmed that the product was showing 
> medium as an option. Then they called me.
> I went to the admin page to check - no medium option. Then I went to the 
> site to check - no medium option. I even queried the sql database 
> directly - no medium option. I asked them to check at their end again - 
> no medium option.
> They swear that they didn't change anything today, so either they are 
> winding me up or something very weird is happening.
> The only explaination I could come up with is this:
> When I accessed the options page in the admin screen for the product, 
> the action of loading up the page completed the job of deleting the 
> option from the database - the previous attempt to delete the option 
> (several weeks ago) somehow didn't complete properly.
> I know - I'm clutching at straws here. So can anyone come up with a 
> better theory?
> -- 
> Jamie Neil | <jamie at versado.net> | 0870 7777 454
> Versado I.T. Services Ltd. | http://versado.net/ | 0845 450 1254

Maybe try exporting the options and products tables ?


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