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

John1 list_subscriber at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Jun 9 13:33:57 EDT 2004

On Wednesday, June 09, 2004 6:00 PM, jeme at rkdpp.com wrote:

> On Wed, 9 Jun 2004 12:25:42 -0400
> Mike Heins <mike at perusion.com> wrote:
>> Quoting Jeme (jeme at rkdpp.com):
>>> Let's say we sell workbenches.
> [deletia]
>>> 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.
> Thanks, Mike.  That's almost a very helpful answer. :)
> I really appreciate the response, but could you maybe point me to
> where I can read more about "Simple options"?  My admittedly limited
> experience with the documentation has not encountered the concept.
> In all sincerity,
> J.
http://www.interchange.rtfm.info is an excellent site for interchange
information and documentation.

The FAQ docs have some good "options" examples

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