[ic] Building a new catalog system -- is it this complex?

Mike Heins mike at perusion.com
Wed Jun 9 12:25:42 EDT 2004

Quoting Jeme (jeme at rkdpp.com):
> Let's say we sell workbenches. We have 4 styles of bench in 4 colors.
> Each table comes with a cover in one of 30 colors (customer's choice).
> They each come with a choice of 2 types of rolling casters in one of
> the four bench colors (they don't have to match the bench), except one
> model which comes with rubber feet, but can be given casters for an
> upcharge. That's several hundred variations. Do I have to create each
> product in my products table first? Our old system is on paper and we
> just check the boxes for all the features and colors. There really
> aren't separate SKUs for each entity.
> As I understand this, I have to put all of this logic in flypage.html.
> Also, I have to somehow separate that whole mechanism from the generic
> method for showing simple products like hammers and screwdrivers.

This is exactly what Simple options are for. You can have as many
as you like for one SKU.

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