I guess I just don’t get the implementation.
First off let me say we only used option combinations for inventory tracking of items of different color or size. Worked great for us.
Why does a variant need to be tied to a feature. It seems variants and features should be handle completely separately.
Once, you convert a feature type from product filter to variant, product features for filters that had the same name can no longer be imported to that feature anymore. It creates a new feature with the same name. If you are like us and use import files with thousands of products in them you’ll have to create a new feature even though you used to have one shared. For instance color is a big one. We do not simply sell T-Shirts. Color is used a for a variety of different types of products many of which are not variants. Some things only come in black or white etc. and do not need a variant but it is proper to have a filter set up for them.
Having features and variants in the same products/features area of admin also is messy if you ask me. Why not have a separate section for them.
Importing features for a product is also super simple. Nice inline style separated by “///”. Super simple and easy to configure in an import file.
Importing variants which are supposed to be similar to features are not so easy to import. I followed the instructions and I could not get it to work. The format also leaves a lot to be desired.
I upgraded to v4.15.1 and really didn’t recognize we were even using option combinations. Went through the store upgrade process and found out I had an issue that I could not control. The upgrade process wanted to make the changes to variations for me and quite frankly I do not like automations that I know nothing about so I had to abort upgrade and eliminate our options combinations that were only used for inventory. At this time, I was already committed to upgrading. I had paid for several of our addons to get made compatible with V4.15.1 Now I am trying to go back and create the variations that I need for inventory purposes and just don’t feel it is as straight forward as it should be.
Yep, I am a newbie on variations but not CSC and perhaps just getting on a soapbox here. Just not happy about how this is implemented. Also, not sure I could do it better. I am not a developer. I am an end-user and have been rolling through with CSC for a very long time. Frustrated, by many useful features getting stripped away over the years and now this. Gone: Dynamic filling of categories, suppliers, can’t take phone orders etc etc etc Just take it all away.
I’ll get through it and no response is needed. Thought CSC should have my user voice.