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‘Custom Options’ lacks inventory feature
 
Ricardo_Martins
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I just solved it by creating a new attributes set and creating new configurable product type.
Its a pen in the neck because you need to create every single possible product variation as a new product, but works.

 
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MageWorx.com - 31 January 2011 09:58 AM

Hello,

Finally we added inventory option to custom options functionality in our Advanced Product Options extension. Now it’s possible to specify qnty for each value of a custom option, disable/hide “out of stock” options.
Among other features that were added in Advanced Product Options v1.1.0 are images for custom options and absolute pricing of custom options.

You can check all the features here http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/MageWorx.com/extension/2606/advanced-product-options

This module seems to fix all the problems mentioned in this thread, but unfortunately it only solves a subset. Let’s say you have 3 colours and 3 sizes. Right now we have 1 configurable product and (3*3=) 9 simple products. Within these simple products, we set the inventory.

Here comes the problem; with the Advanced Custom Options you can only set inventory levels per attribute, and it’s not dependent. So you can set “3 Blue items”, “3 Green items” and “4 XL items” and “2 S items” but you cannot set “three Blue XL items” or “fourteen Green S items”. This can only be done via Simple Products connected to Configurable Products.

 
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peterjaap - 17 January 2012 05:45 AM

This module seems to fix all the problems mentioned in this thread, but unfortunately it only solves a subset. Let’s say you have 3 colours and 3 sizes. Right now we have 1 configurable product and (3*3=) 9 simple products. Within these simple products, we set the inventory.

Here comes the problem; with the Advanced Custom Options you can only set inventory levels per attribute, and it’s not dependent. So you can set “3 Blue items”, “3 Green items” and “4 XL items” and “2 S items” but you cannot set “three Blue XL items” or “fourteen Green S items”. This can only be done via Simple Products connected to Configurable Products.

I am sorry for the late response.
But the inventory you are talking about can still be managed with the Advanced Product Options Magento Extension.
Can you imagine that? If you are still curios, just contact us. smile

 
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Totally agree that a weight value should be a part of the custom options. Even the old dinosaur carts have had this feature for years....makes me wonder if the Magento Team is really versed in ecommerce or are just posers. Configurable product is NOT for everyone. I have contacted several 3rd party devs and they all claimed to be “working on a solution.”

Let’s bring this to the FOREFRONT once again!

 
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Xedios - 07 September 2012 05:23 AM

Totally agree that a weight value should be a part of the custom options. Even the old dinosaur carts have had this feature for years....makes me wonder if the Magento Team is really versed in ecommerce or are just posers. Configurable product is NOT for everyone. I have contacted several 3rd party devs and they all claimed to be “working on a solution.”

Let’s bring this to the FOREFRONT once again!

It’s already done in Advanced Product Options smile

http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/MageWorx.com/extension/2606/advanced-product-options

Let us know if it works for you.

 
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Hi to all,

This feature it’s really a must have.
By the way you can acomplish this with configurable products, but it’s a mess with lot of duplicated similar products ( 1 configurable and x simple products). Custom Options is very simple to use. commom magento team, put this feature very shortly.

Regards,

Pedro

 
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