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Adding a colour selector to each product. 
 
Andy Biggs
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Hi guys, this is my first post so please be gentle hehe.

I need to add a colour selector to each product because I am selling wedding dresses, the available colours are always the same I just need them to be able to select a colour upon ordering and that information gets sent to me.

Is this possible?

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You can add a custom option for color to each of the products. You could also use configurable products, but that seems to be overkill for your case (but it will be neccessary to keep track of each colors variation stock status if you want to display it).

 
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Custom option seems to be the best solution. Also you can use order comments (there is a free mod available)

 
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thanks for the response guys, the stock is not an issue because all products are ordered in when needed, we do not stock items. The thing is there is about 50 color options for each, will this method still work?

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Currently, using custom options, you have to enter all 50 options for the each product in the store. Yes it’s time consuming, but is the magento way (

 
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You see ideally what I need is a color chart, with a table say 10 columns x 5 rows with each of the colors in, they click one etc.

I just don’t think custom options will cut it.

I am at a crossroads here and not sure what is best option.

 
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Hmm, i need to think it over. 

You can create custom option BUT make a customization, so that instead of the dropdown customers will use much more user friendly colour-table. And it could be only the design customization (no database changes). But currently I have no ready to use solution.

 
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Andy Biggs - 15 May 2009 01:22 PM

You see ideally what I need is a color chart, with a table say 10 columns x 5 rows with each of the colors in, they click one etc.

I just don’t think custom options will cut it.

I am at a crossroads here and not sure what is best option.

If all products can have the same colors, the simplest thing is to use a simple text input custom option and hide it on the product page template with JS. Then implement the color picker by any means, and update the hidden custom option control via JS when the color picker changes.

Edit: ninja’d by AdjustWare

 
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Nightfly, thank you! 

You’ve expanded and expressed my idea in easy and understandable manner.

 
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Thanks guys, solved the problem , that really helped!

 
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