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How to activate Product Variants on V7?

on 11/7/13, 10:49 PM 5,680 views

I'm lacking the possibility to use/configure product variants in my openerp v7 installation, I tried to figure it out myself but I have to admit i got completely stuck. Looking at other posts I tried to activate technical settings. I see under settings>users>my user>Access Rights but it shows:

Product variant (not supported)

What should I do?


Thierry Godin

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Thierry Godin
On 12/5/13, 4:27 PM

Look at here :


I do use product_variant_multi, it works fine

Not supported means : We (OpenERP SA) havent developped this one, so use it at your own risks

Look at this How-To : https://accounts.openerp.com/forum/Help-1/question/35146

Gentlemen, Thank you very much for intervening, however, the description as well as documentation are not accurate. I followed the steps and cannot move forward as in my installation I see: Product Variant (not supported), as stated on the title of this post. Here is a screenshot: http://s30.postimg.org/6hgxfg33l/product_variant_not_supported.jpg (image description) Could someone please help? As you can see, all the documentation and comments made do not apply because of this snag. Thank you

on 12/5/13, 5:07 PM

Sorry, I cannot see the picture

Thierry Godin
on 12/5/13, 5:12 PM

Hi Thierry, as I don't have "karma" to post a picture I uploaded the picture to a server and can bee seen in this link: http://s30.postimg.org/6hgxfg33l/product_variant_not_supported.jpg Please let me know if you still have issues seeing it.

on 12/5/13, 6:36 PM

So what ? In my OpenERP, I have the same view (not supported).

But as I said before, I do use it every day without any problem. Module works fine with v7

Thierry Godin
on 12/6/13, 4:13 AM

I was finally able to activate the product variant option under user rights. However, the documentation you pointed me out to mentions how i'd have to:
1. You have to create Variant Dimension Type : Go to : Sales -> Configuration -> Products -> Variant Dimensions -> Dimension Types Create one Dimension Type ( Say : Color) Unfortunately, as you may see in my screenshot I don't see the entry Variant Dimensions under Configuration> Products. see: http://postimg.org/image/6u7n4jev7/


PS: Thank you very much for helping out as this is a very important matter.

on 12/6/13, 3:01 PM
Marc Wagener
On 12/4/13, 7:43 AM

Multi-axial varianted product support for OpenERP

OpenERP is already supporting a product variants at the core level. But without this module, variants are only mono-axial. OpenERP indeed uses the product.template as the model object and the product.variant as the instance variant. Using this module, you can now easily deal with multi-axial variants.

A product.template, now has a set of dimensions (like Color, Size, anything you want). For each dimension, a product.template has a set of dimension values (like Red, Green for the Color dimension). For each dimension, you can accept or not custom dimension values. Dimensions can be shared between products.

Once the product.template is set up, you can use a 'generator' button that will populate the space of the variants. You could also choose to populate only some combinations by hand instead.

Each variant can have an extra price that will be taken into account when computing the base listed price. Yet to be implemented: a price extra per variant dimension value. Finally, this module is better used along with the product_variant_configurator which will help the salesman selecting the appropriate variant in the sale order line using dimension criteria instead of having to crawl the full space of variants. The selection can also be done by name if a proper naming convention is adopted.

Gotchas: Because many OpenERP reports refer only to the product name without taking care of the variant, we decided it's better that each variant has a different name expliciting the variant specifics. So we override the product.template#name field and make it optional while product.product now has a new mandatory name field. This is usualy transparent as OpenERP modules try to get their properties like name from product.product and only from product.template if not found on product.product. But at least you will have been warned.

search for app : product_variant_multi

Marc, where did you copy and paste that from? The documentation, I have read that post before. Please we all know when adding the multi_variant module and the advance module it generates XML errors in version 7. Have you use it? it does not work out of the box. What does it mean by mono-axial variant?

on 12/5/13, 2:45 AM
On 7/21/14, 7:26 AM

Still no solution to this? I'm having the exact same problem as Sheilon

Ok...I just figured it out myself, you have to install the version from launchpad: https://launchpad.net/openerp-product-variant/7.0

on 7/21/14, 9:37 AM
On 12/4/13, 6:13 AM

DId you figure it out?

26 views so far, and I am not surprised there are no answers for you.

It is very sad that OPENERP still does not support product variants, thus neither the POS retail system support variants.

How do you conduct business and keep track of inventory without such a basic feature.

Despite having a great UI and all pretty, this feature is not listed in V7, nor documented very well. I have spoken to many GOLD partners and they say i should use V6. Nuts.

Let me know if you find an answer. Give up and try openbravo.

No, nobody yet came up with a real answer. Only the same old descriptions of what should be the case...

on 12/5/13, 5:08 PM

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