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Composite Products

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Create product kit builders and custom product configurators using existing products.

catagory in scenarios for composite products

Can you tell me if there is any plans to allow a selection in a category option for scenarios, so what i means is instead of having to select all the products i want in the selection is, i just want to select a category, (so selection is in..) this would allow much better and easier control of scenario as i could just make categories and add new products to the categories so i dont have to update all the scenarios when products change and new options arrive.
If not how can i get it done as it is just too time consuming to make the scenarios i want.


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Last updated: January 12, 2017


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  1. stevencroxcomau says:

    I agree that this is an essential feature. We have written our own code to achieve this functionality but have to manually configure all the rules in a separate plug-in.

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  3. xm4ttx says:

    As Products with Variationen create a UX nightmare with multiple clicks to select one item, this request is a must have for this plugin.

    In its current state (already end of 2023) this add-on creates a maintainability horror Show as Sonne as you have to use Scenarios to hide multiple products/show products of a category based on previous selection.

    Due to this issue causing really time consulting maintenance issues, which rendern the import/export nearlly worthless. Because after each full import you need to selektion all items previously selected to hide in scenarios again.

    I don’t recommend this plugin, when you need scenarios, as it is not maintainable (or you use products with variants and show your visitors a really bad UX).

    I haven’t found an alternative way to approach this, so it is still not solved. I won’t use it on another planned website, as a form Tool does the Job as well, but leaves more freedom and works completely without Woo.

  4. vice9818 says:

    That’s an absolute nobrainer, that this plugin is lacking for 5 years now. I even tested other solutions like creating a Product with variations and that just leads to bad UX, requiring a two selection to get to the variant.

  5. Lukas says:

    Just add a product bundle as a component and you just have to update the bundle and its reflected in all composite products you have with that bundle.

  6. Laurent GREMET says:

    Hello, i also think that allow a selection in a category option for scenarios (instead of only selection by products) would be something very useful.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Absolutely horrendous that this is not already a basic feature of the plugin. Defies logic and common sense that the authors could overlook this feature. The lack of category/tag-level conditional control makes it virtually unusable.

  8. Anonymous says:

    The currently included limited case-by-case selection of component options is impractical when you have a large inventory. I can’t realistically go into each product of tens or even hundreds to update the selection list individually for every product. Rather, such dependences ought to be defined – efficiently – in terms of product categories or attributes, such as LGA1151 CPUs, unlocked CPUs, etc. which can then be used to define compatibility rules en masse

  9. Anonymous says:

    I’m in the same situation. It does seem like a no-brainer to include this functionality out of the box.

    Has anyone found a solution or workaround to this problem?