[ic] Assemblies -- Magic words

Mike Heins mike at perusion.com
Mon Jul 26 19:26:21 EDT 2004

Quoting Jeme (jeme at rkdpp.com):
> OK, I'm fumbling blindly here.
> This is my third attempt to ask this question and maybe I'm just not
> asking in a way that people understand.  Interchange is highly flexible,
> so I know it's not a matter of "can't do that" here.
> I have a product to sell that is an assembly of three other products
> (three separate stock items, anyhow).  Because they are stocked and
> inventoried separately, I can't see how to create a SKU for each
> possible combination and keep inventory.
> So my idea is to create a custom flypage for this product (group -- I
> have four such assemblies) and use a pulldown for each item in the
> assembly (which will be populated based on available inventory -- no
> backorders), then a single "Add to cart" button for the assembly. 
> However, the group has a single price and cannot be removed from the
> cart individually, but only as a set.
> Does anyone have a good pointer on this?  I'm really floundering here
> and my attempts have been almost totally fruitless.

It should be pretty easy to do if you look at the order groups section
of the docs. Here is a link to order three separate items, with
the second and third "subitems" that will be removed when the
"master item" is removed.

	[page href=ord/basket
		"]Order this set</page>

Obviously I don't know your products, so these are foundation/standard
demo products.

On the latest "mike/standard demo, this should result in only one
remove box in the cart.

I trust you will be able to figure out how to construct a form from this.

Mike Heins
Perusion -- Expert Interchange Consulting    http://www.perusion.com/
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