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Re: Product Variants :: Question (bug?)

by
Antony Lesuisse (al)
- 01/29/2015 14:11:08
Variants share the descriptions. Only attributes can be different (and the 
price on those attributes).

On 01/29/2015 07:52 PM, Rafael Blasco wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I would like to rescue this thead.
>
> It’s clear about how and why Odoo implemented variants in product. Easy to
> understand.
>
> 1 - What I don’t understand  (maybe is a bug) is why in the variants,
> description_sale in product.product is propagated to all variants and to the
> template.
>
> For example: you have t-shit (red, green)
>
> description for Green: This is a Green T-shirt like a tree
>
> description for Red: This is a Red T-Shirt like a tomatoes
>
> The second description you write will propagate and over write the actual
> description eventhough is a description_sale of product.product.
>
> This means that Variants are not usefull in the e-commerce side, because
> clients will see a photo of a Grenn T-shirt but a descripción like “This is a
> Red T-Shirt like a tomatoes”
>
> Any of you have this same problem? I’m using SAAS Odoo.
>
> 2 – Has any sense that 2 different Manufacturing processes produce 2 different
> variants from the same product?
>
> ---
>
> *Re: Product Variants :: Question*
>
> By /Fabien Pinckaers (fp) /- 2014-07-16 08:05:24
>
> Daniel,
>
> No, several variants of the same template are really different products,
>
> with different prices, pictures, internal codes, EAN, stock levels. What
>
> we call a 'product' is actually a specific variant of a template.
>
> But, even if they are different products, variants of the same template
>
> share a lot of attributes between each others: suppliers, base price,
>
> description, base name, etc.
>
> Starting from version 8, a user:
>
>    - create/edit products from the template view
>
>    - can drill down to variants, but it's not mandatory as we designed
>
>      the system so that you just need to work on the template form if you
>
>      do not use variants.
>
>   - selects variants of a template if working on a sale order/picking
>
> Since a lot of attributes are shared between variants, a good practice
>
> is to use variants for products that have nearly all attributes in
>
> common and differ slightly by just a few characteristics (color, size)
>
> We wanted to put most characteristics on the template otherwise it's too
>
> complex for the end-user to create a new product. (having to create a
>
> template then zoom to the variant just to set the cost price is too complex)
>
> The supplier price is on the template but can be different from one
>
> product to another since pricelists use products, not templates. (not
>
> ideal but it works).
>
> For the cost price, it may be a good idea to be able to overwrite it on
>
> the variant, but it's not the case for now on. (maybe a community module?)
>
> Thanks,
>
> On 07/16/2014 09:32 AM, Daniel Reis wrote:
>
>>> May I broaden this question on what fields are variant sensitive? And
>
>>> add the question if the present set of fields is sensible?
>
>>> e.g. Image, Internal Ref, EAN (?) can receive different values, but as
>
>>> said above, procurement costs cannot.
>
>>
>
>> AFAIK, the point for "variants" is to let the same "Product" (same Ref,
>
>> EAN, Cost,...) have different characteristics such as colour and size.
>
>>
>
>> If you need different EAN's or Cost for "variants", then probably you
>
>> want to have different "Products" instead of one product with variants.
>
>>
>
>> /DR
>
>>
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>
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>
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>
> Rafael
>
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