Products with options

Asked by Guewen Baconnier @ Camptocamp


Magento Open ERP Connector does not currently support the configurables products.
But Raphaël said it is able to deal with products with options (

What does this mean and how do we configure them please ?

If I have for example a shirt in 3 sizes (S,M,L) :
 - I create a attribute "size" in Magento as selection list
 - I want to display 1 product "Shirt" in Magento with a combobox for the size

What products (and of what type) do I have to create in OpenERP ?
4 products ?
- Shirt
- Shirt S with option S on size attribute
- Shirt M with option M on size attribute
- Shirt L with option L on size attribute
Something like that ? But how do I create the link between them ?

Can you confirm me that my expectation is feasible and explain to me how to manage that please ?

Thanks !

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Raphaël Valyi - (rvalyi) said :

Hello Guewen,

I confirm, currently you would have to create 4 products just like you said. No link between the products would exists.
For further integration, I don't know what is the easiest:

1) may be have some common key in OpenERP identifying the products are linked and then hack your Magento front end in order to make the link between the products appear.
2) may be integrate the product_variant_multi extra addons with magentoerpconnect. I know that Appventure has been working on that and even submitted a branch:
Also read:

2) is probably harder actually but it's probably the better also. Let us know what you think, don't hesitate to suggest merge if you can pick up good stuff from the Appventure branch.

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Guewen Baconnier @ Camptocamp (gbaconnier-c2c) said :

Hello Raphaël,

Thanks for taking the time to answer me.

Ok, I suspected the first approach, by hacking the Magento's front end.

I wanted to have a look on the Appventure's branch, I read the long list of their changes and I pulled the branch. But it appears that nothing has been commited on it.
So I sent an email to Erik Dannenberg to know if he plans to push their modifications.

But, for the moment, I think we'll go on with the first option.