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From "Bruno Busco" <bruno.bu...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: What is the best approach?
Date Sun, 18 May 2008 17:35:35 GMT
Many many thanks,
your explanation helps a lot.

-Bruno


2008/5/18 David E Jones <jonesde@hotwaxmedia.com>:

>
> BTW, I forgot to mention about virtual/variant products: these are just
> another way of "organizing" the actual products from an end-user
> perspective, and may be a useful tool for selecting tires (or may not be).
>
> If you create your tire products with standard features you could add the
> virtual products later. There are even some tools in the catalog manager to
> do that, ie search for products by features and create a virtual product
> that groups them together. That virtual product will have all of the
> standard features of the variant products associated to it as selectable
> features.
>
> On the standard versus distinguishing feature type: distinguishing features
> are in effect standard features, but with the additional constraint that
> they are also used to distinguish one variant from another relative to a
> virtual product. In other words distinguishing is a sub-set of standard.
> Features can be associated to a product with both assoc types.
>
> -David
>
>
>
> On May 18, 2008, at 9:50 AM, David E Jones wrote:
>
>
>> The best matching functionality would be a ProductFeature with the
>> different types as you described. These should be associated to products as
>> standard features.
>>
>> Not showing up in ecommerce just means it's not in the productdetail (or
>> other product display) template, and you can make changes there as desired.
>>
>> Using product features this way will allow for searching by feature using
>> the advanced search page in the ecommerce templates.
>>
>> Note that there is a good deal of more advanced functionality related to
>> this, like associating features with a category so that when you search
>> within the category you only see the features to search by that are relevant
>> for that category.
>>
>> As far as the data structures go, the ProductFeature and
>> ProductFeatureAppl entities (and ProductFeatureAndAppl view-entity if I
>> remember right) are the ones you want to look at, and you can find lots of
>> stuff by searching for those around OFBiz.
>>
>> -David
>>
>>
>> On May 18, 2008, at 1:54 AM, Bruno Busco wrote:
>>
>>  Hi,
>>> I am considering to use ofbiz to implement an ecommerce site that sells
>>> exclusively tyres.
>>> Every tyre product has a specific code and some parameters as diameter,
>>> width, height, load code and speed code.
>>>
>>> In the site there should be the possibility to filter and list all
>>> product
>>> specifing one or more of the above parameters.
>>> I would like to know what is the preferred way to implement this.
>>> Every tyre type must have a specific productId toghether with its
>>> parameters
>>> so I do not think this is going to be a configurable product, am I right?
>>>
>>> At the moment I have extended the Product entity with those additional
>>> fields, but I am not sure to have done the best think.
>>>
>>> Any help will be greatly appreciated.
>>>
>>> -Bruno
>>>
>>
>>
>

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