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This still does not explain why values may be added in global attributes, but never appear in the product option tab when adding global attributes of the selectbox type.   If the values can't be copied, why ask for their input in the first place?

Option values are available to be selected  once you add global option to the product. User needs to select option value that applies to given product and set other data.
Pretend that we load all option values from global option. There are no details about other information for these values. User needs to populate and delete unneeded values. it is extremely easy to pre-populate values.
Any suggestions to make it UI friendlier are welcome.

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Does Walmart tell you that the blue bicycle costs $25 more than the red one and leave you calculating the price??  Doing it poorly in the second place.  Some language in the option block that price is "base price +  X" or "base - X" or 'base price' itself would be more clear.
I am not sure this is applicable to large retailers. They use SKU based products that will be new product for each variation and later combined to 1 set. I was looking for any large online retailer to see example with option and price modifier and could not find any. If you have link to some, example would be great.
I understand what you say and we will try to put it more clear.

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Notice also that the drop down select box offers no information about pricing adjustments whatsoever, even when there is one.
Confirmed bug.

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The old +/- prefix setting offered one programmatic approach to addressing this, though I've never seen it addressed as fully as it could be in a stock distribution of any non-commercial cart.  Example:  The base price could be labeled as a base price with its own prefix.  "As low as $xx.xx", "From $x.xx", "Starting at $x.xx"  or something similar makes it clear that the parent product price is not fixed.  This has legal ramifications for the store owner, and probably should not be left to a template designer.
I propose to have this as a set up:
Price Modifier: -$, +$, -%, +% (this will be as current prefix select box)
What is your take on this?

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The single biggest problem I see with this entire system is that it attempts to solve a display issue by working backwards from a form input feature to a set of inventory items, or object elements if you persist in generalizing the system.  I have grave doubts about the usefulness of this approach.
I am sorry, but I do not understand your comment. please clarify.






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David

Thank you for all the comments. Here is a summary with reply to all your posts in this topic.

- Yes. Manual needs to be updated. We are working on it.
- You are right about "prefix" it has to be renamed. Good catch. We will rename it
- Regarding Global options. Let me clarify.
Global Attributes set the template that can be used for grouping and unifying option value name. Once added to the product you need to select actual option values based on given product. System can not copy all option values, because this is something that requires specific setting.
Important to notice that it is not required to create global options. You can add new option and values directly in the products.

Global Attributes are begin used across other areas, such as customer, order, product attributes. These are to extend details in other areas across application.
They simply bare responsibility to set a template data that can be used (copied or linked) to other areas.

- For setting up option values with positive (no sign) or negative (-) values. If you put "-" sign in the number it works just fine. Price is adjusted according.
See images attached.

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Support / Re: Default sort order?
« on: August 01, 2012, 06:34:12 AM »
There are different functions that are called to get listing of products. This depends on the section that does listing.

Example:

public function getProductsByCategoryId($category_id, $sort = 'p.sort_order', $order = 'ASC', $start = 0, $limit = 20) {

There is a section that sets the sorting (order)

                $sort_data = array(
                        'pd.name',
                        'p.sort_order',
                        'p.price',
                        'special',
                        'rating'
                );

                if (in_array($sort, $sort_data)) {
                        if ($sort == 'pd.name') {
                                $sql .= " ORDER BY LCASE(" . $sort . ")";
                        } else {
                                $sql .= " ORDER BY " . $sort;
                        }
                } else {
                        $sql .= " ORDER BY p.sort_order";
                }

                if ($order == 'DESC') {
                        $sql .= " DESC";
                } else {
                        $sql .= " ASC";
                }


You need to let us know where exactly you need to change the sorting order. What page?

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Marketing / Re: Ideas how to promote the project
« on: August 01, 2012, 06:28:19 AM »
Sounds good. Thank you.

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I think we finally identified the problem.

Simple explanation to the bug: Adding options to the cart do not work if global attribute used with multiselect field values.

We are working on the issue resolution.

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Marketing / Re: Ideas how to promote the project
« on: July 30, 2012, 10:35:20 PM »
I have did some shuffling in the forum based on your suggestions. We will see what happens.

Thanks

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New Features Discussion / Re: Product Page (Empty area)
« on: July 30, 2012, 10:17:11 PM »
Great point. We can balance it a bit more moving forward.

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Support / Re: Default sort order?
« on: July 30, 2012, 10:12:29 PM »
Assuming you refer to storefront, Keep in mind that by default sorting is based on the sort order set in the product field

Sorting set based on the SQL select and order clause set in it. Look into file with model public_html/storefront/model/catalog/product.php

Hope this help.

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Totally agreed. This is added to v1.1 (next one). I will work on this in couple of days once we resolve other issues in the line.

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Marketing / Re: Ideas how to promote the project
« on: July 24, 2012, 12:15:21 PM »
Thank you. I will take care of updating forum based on your comments.

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General Support / Re: new upgrade removed no_image.jpg link
« on: July 24, 2012, 12:03:04 PM »
Do you see images in resource library?
Try to clear cache for images in System -> Cache

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General Extensions / Re: Placing Asynchronous scripts globally
« on: July 24, 2012, 08:56:58 AM »
if you want to hook to ControllerCommonPage you do it with hk name onControllerCommonPage_InitData, but I suggest alternative approach.

Since you need to add to beginning and end on the body tag, you need to use addScript as suggested earlier to add to head, and add variable hook to common/page.tpl
Check Hooks Template Variables section of the same manual. We still working to improve manuals or waiting for help on that :) , so excuse for lack of clarity.

Since there is no variable in core tpl, we can include it in the core distribution, since I think it might be useful. Can you please indicate where exactly you need it?


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Marketing / Re: Ideas how to promote the project
« on: July 22, 2012, 08:50:19 PM »
Can you please suggest the structure? This was original setup that we done to get started. Now at it gets more popular we need to have improved organization.

I have corrected the spelling.  :-[

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New Features Discussion / Re: Supplier Module
« on: July 22, 2012, 08:37:01 PM »
Thank you for good points. Research on this for future inclusion.

2640
Extensions and Add-Ons / Re: Ideas for shopping cart extention
« on: July 21, 2012, 01:50:30 PM »
Would it be possible to get a Google Wallet checkout module / extension implemented?

It is a great idea. We can  implement this extension at some point. If you need it fast, please PM me for discussion.

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