The "Product Variants" module allows you to create as many variants of the products in the TreoPIM system as needed. The number of product variants available for creation is limited only by the number of unique combinations of the
Enum Multi Lang attributes, which make the basis of the product variant creation.
This module is generally the extension of the product entity functionality. To learn more about products and their features, refer to the corresponding article of the TreoPIM user guide.
To install the "Product Variants" module to your system, go to
Administration > Module Manager, find this module in the
Store list and click
Select the desired version in the installation pop-up window that appears and click the
Install button. The module background will turn green and it will be moved to the
Installed section of the Module Manager. Click
Run update to confirm its installation.
Please, note that running the system update will lead to the logout of all users.
To update/remove the "Product Variants" module from the system, use the corresponding options from its single record actions menu in the Module Manager.
Product Variant Creation and Configuration
Product variant is basically a product with a complete set of its properties. Product variants can be created only for the products of the
Configurable product type and they must include an attribute (or attributes) of the
Enum Multi Lang type – a list of possible values set up upon the attribute creation or editing, in which only one value can be selected for the product attribute.
TreoPIM supports creation of multidimensional variants – product variants based on more than one attribute.
For more details on attribute types, please, refer to the Attributes article within the TreoPIM user guide.
Please, note that creating a variant without linking it to the configurable product is not possible.
Once the "Product Variants" module is installed, the
Configurable Product and
Product Variant options are added to the product type list. To create a product variant within a configurable product, create a new configurable product record or open the existing one from the products list, and click the
+ button on the
PRODUCT VARIANTS panel; the product creation pop-up window will appear:
Here fill in the required fields for the product variant being created and select the attribute(s) on the basis of which it should be created.
The display of multilingual fields is configured by the administrator.
When the added attribute is not multilingual, there is the ability to create additional attribute values to the product variant using the
+ button in the corresponding field:
Enter to add the new item to the attribute values list.
To create configurable products on the basis of other attributes, you have to remove all linked attributes at first, and only then you will be able to select attributes again for creating product variants.
Please, note that the product variant name is generated automatically on the basis of the parent configurable product name and the selected attribute value(s), separated by commas. However, this name can still be changed manually.
Alternatively, product variants can be created via the
Create Product button on the products list view or via the quick create button. In the pop-up that appears, select
Product Variant option from the product type list and define the existing configurable product record to link the given product variant to it:
Once the product variant is created, its attributes become defined and cannot be edited/removed; this is displayed on the
PRODUCT ATTRIBUTES panel of the product variant (or parent configurable product) detail view page. Also the product variant can have its own custom attributes, not inherited from the parent, which are editable:
The created product variants will be added to the general "Products" list.
If you wish to create a product variant on the basis of a different set of attributes, please, remove all the existing product variants prior to its creation. Otherwise, all other product variants will contain the same set of attributes that have been assigned for the first variant created for the given configurable product.
To be able to import configurable products and product variants via import feeds, get the "Import Feeds" module, which is available in our store along with its detailed description.
Product Variant Editing
Unlike configurable products, their variants contain locks on a lot of their panels and data fields since their values are inherited from the parent configurable products:
To enable editing, click the lock button on the desired panel or data field.
When the panel is unlocked for editing, you can perform any action available in the TreoPIM system for this particular entity panel (add, select, refresh, etc.), as well as perform single record actions for the entity records present on this panel:
Adding a new entry to the unlocked panel of the entity variant leads to the creation of a new relation between the given entity and its variant:
Beware that if you lock the panel back, its content will return to the values inherited from the parent configurable product, and all your changes, i.e. product variant's own relations, will be discarded. Unlocking the panel once more will not lead to the display of the previously configured values.
Having unlocked the desired product variant field, click the pencil button:
Update the unlocked field's data and click
Update to commit your changes.
To return to the parent configurable product value for the desired panel/field, click the released lock button. The performed changes are automatically saved and displayed – no need to refresh the page.
Linking Product Variants With Other System Entities
Product variants are linked together with their parent configurable product directly on the
PRODUCTS panel of the corresponding entity:
An example of product variants linked to the channel entity
Get the "Product Variants" module now to create as many variants to your configurable products as needed, and manage them in a user-friendly interface!