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From BJ Freeman <bjf...@free-man.net>
Subject Re: feature category and feature configuration
Date Thu, 01 Jul 2010 16:45:55 GMT
data model book Vol I page 76-79.


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Wai Tam sent the following on 6/30/2010 8:13 AM:
>
> Hello,
>
> Any takers for this question?
>
> Thanks,
> Wai
> ----------------------
> Take for example I have the following virtual products and associated
> variants with the shown features
>
> polo shirt
>    color:
>        red...price $1
>        green...price $2
>    size:
>        small...price $3
>        medium...price $4
> clown shirt
>    color:
>        red...price $5
>        green...price $6
>    size:
>        small...price $7
>        medium...price $8
> dress pant
>    color:
>        red...price $9
>        green...price $10
>    size:
>        small...price $11
>        medium...price $12
>
> All of these product variants use the same similar product feature
> categories 'color' and 'size' and the features have differing pricing
> depending on what virtual product it applies to.  Does that mean it is
> necessary to create separate feature categories and associated features for
> Polo shirt, Clown shirt, and dress pant as specified below?
>
> ProductFeatureCategory:
>    POLOSHIRT_COLOR
> ProductFeature:
>    POLOSHIRT_COLOR_RED
>    POLOSHIRT_COLOR_GREEN
>    POLOSHIRT_SIZE_SMALL
>    POLOSHIRT_SIZE_MEDIUM
>
> ProductFeatureCategory:
>    CLOWNSHIRT_COLOR
> ProductFeature:
>    CLOWNSHIRT_COLOR_RED
>    CLOWNSHIRT_COLOR_GREEN
>    CLOWNSHIRT_SIZE_SMALL
>    CLOWNSHIRT_SIZE_MEDIUM
>
> ProductFeatureCategory:
>    DRESSPANT_COLOR
> ProductFeature:
>    DRESSPANT_COLOR_RED
>    DRESSPANT_COLOR_GREEN
>    DRESSPANT_SIZE_SMALL
>    DRESSPANT_SIZE_MEDIUM
>
> If the above configuration is correct, does that imply that in practice,
> features and feature categories easily grow to be very large and difficult
> to manage?
>
> Thanks
> Wai


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