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Thread began 8/21/2012 7:15 pm by edr441698 | Last modified 8/23/2012 9:12 pm by edr441698 | 1097 views | 10 replies


Manual Arithmetic

Like to share one other observation which is not a "bug" with the CC software, but I would argue a shocking omission with regard to the current design for setting up Groups, Group Options and the exponential growth of resulting Variations... so I guess this is really for Jason Byrnes ,WebAssist Technical Support Manager (who seems to be the only one responding to this forum for CafeCommerce) to toss into the suggestion box.

Part of the time killer that some of us have to deal with in setting up our stores (for me, literally 1-2 ENTIRE days to configure a single product with 7 Groups and 2-3 Options per group) is that CafeCommerce requires us to manually do the math for how an option affects a product's price! How prehistoric! Simple math is entirely what computers were first invented to do - you know, like a hand calculator?

Why is there not a data field, per Option, where we can enter a plus or minus dollar amount? And then your computer code AUTOMATICALLY calcs out what the price is of each VARIATION of a Product? It is ridiculous that I am sitting here mentally adding 8 different number combos for EACH Variation and then manually typing in the resulting prices for each, for over HUNDREDS of Variations per Product, when such activity is EXACTLY what computers do best and INSTANTLY! Just my 2¢

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