That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some research in Google and get back to you if I find an anything. You should email the people at iPage as they probably can answer it..
IMHO the database & product info would be the best way to go, you only have to to it the once, then it is just a case of adding to the fields..
Would recommend code to stop the particular field from showing if the field is not used..
@ Jack_mcs + FIMBLE.
Thanks for replying! YIKES! lol... I'm really not into databases, so I understood what you said, but I think that it might take me longer to do that.
I was kinda thinking about using a contribution, even if I don't have it in the same format as what I had originally hoped for. Do you guys have any suggestions as to which contribution I should use for this? I kinda have a general idea of the aspects of the phone that reoccur. But with a contib such as Products Attributes for example, would I be able to enter in the attributes manually, as in without having it from a drop down box?.
I really appreciate the replys! I'm learning more and more each day!!..
Take a look at these, they might get you close:.
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WOW! Thanks for looking that up for me! unfortunately, that is not exactly what I'm looking for. I'm looking for something that would just display the specifications, not make them as a separate product..
I really appreciate your effort though!..
In this case it will have to be a custom job unless you wnat to give this a try.
Look for attribute sets and static attributes, I think a combination of these will get you going..
Attribute sets allows you to group attributes together making data entry easier.
Static attributes lists attributes as static values, so no dropdown options at the catalog side..
Another option is to look for product extra fields or category fields contributions..
I believe these add free text fields, while the attribute based contributions work better with lists of values to select from..
Hope this helps..
Thanks for reply! the only thing that I am weary about is what the end result would look like. I know what I want, I know what could help me, but I don't know what the end result will look like...
Back to this, I've tried the following but to no avail.
- PEF: messed up my layout and wasn;t where I wanted it.
- Attribute Sets PLus: not what I was looking for.
Does anyone how how I can do this please?!..
Yeah, I'm probably going to have to go with this. Could you help me in this someway please? To my understanding I would be entering a table inside the products description textbox that is static with fields that could be required or not. And I'm doing this through the database so that once I'm done with the database, evertime I want to add specifics about a product in the table format, I just type it in..
Wow, how would I do that please? I'd really appreciate it if you replied since PMing you will cost me.
(jokes, jokes, jokes)..
Well we could work on it and release it as a contribution, since so many people are asking..
Did start work on it a while back so I have a bit ready to go..
The footnote is to keep the Vampires away!.
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Lol @ the vampires! Well it is a really good idea. I know that esp. for people who want to start selling cellphones and accessories for them that this table is a GREAT help. What I'm doing right now is finding out what makes PEF work from the DB, and seeing how to incorporate that into a table format...
The standard product attributes would work, but with a small code change to not allow the user to select anything. Then you would rip out the attributes display code in other pages (eg in your admin, in the customer order history and so on). Not an awful lot of work to be fair...