4. Product Options & Values

fmProductAttributes, fmEditProductOption, fmEditProductOptionValue - Product Options and Values Section


Options and Values data is used when creating and editing product Attributes. Zen Cart Product Options and Values allow you to define attributes that will be applied to specific products, such as color, size, style as well as additional cost if necessary. Store Manager for Zen Cart allows you to perform basic operations with options and values of all products at one place, instead of doing it through some product's menu.


Product options

In product Options/Values section you can find some basic operations which you can perform with the help of Product Options/Values toolbar.


Or you can call actions you need with the help of product option context menu:


Basic operations:

  1. "Refresh data"  
    Refresh button
      forces Zen Cart list of product options to update. It is useful when you're changing connection or have any doubts e.g. whether the latest data were displayed or not.
     
  2. Add "New product option" button calls blank "Edit product option" form, which is used to create a new option.
    Add button


    To call this action you can use product option context menu as well.

          
  3. To edit Zen Cart product option you can double click on it or press "Edit product option" button using toolbar.
    Edit button


    Or use product option context menu as well.
    Options context menu


    It calls Edit product option form for selected product option. You can change Product Option name, type. length and sort order here and apply changes pressing OK button.



    If you have a store running in more than one language you'll be able to see the language tabs in this form to write Option Name in any language available.
     
  4. You can "Delete selected product option" from store using "Delete" button on the toolbar.
    Delete product options

    Or you can use product options context menu.
    Context menu


    By deleting an option you'll delete all it's values as well and remove all the references. So if some products have let's say Color option, this option will be removed from all products that include it.
    You won't be able to undo delete from store action, unless you've made a Database backup.
     
  5. You can "Remove option from products" only with the help of context menu.
    Remove from products


    This action is similar to the previous one, but while deleting an option from products you will not delete it and it's values from store, but you will remove all the references to it in products. So if some products have let's say Black Color attribute, this attribute will be removed from all the products.
     
  6. You can simplify options management by using Expand all or Collapse icons on the the toolbar.
    Expand and collapse


    Or use product option context menu.

        Expand and collapse in context menu

Option Values

In product Options/Values section you can find some basic operations which you can perform with the help of Product Options/Values toolbar.

Toolbar

Or you can call all the available actions with the help of product option values context menu:

Basic operations: 

  1. "Refresh data" Refresh button forces list of option values to update. It is useful when you're changing connection or have any doubts e.g. whether the latest data were displayed or not.

    2. Add "New option value" button calls blank Edit option value form, which is used to create new option value. Blank Product Option Value form has two fields: Option Name and Value name. Option name has to be specified             (selected in a dropdown). If desired option doesn't exist yet, you'll have to create it first.
Add New Option Value

To call this action you can use product option values context menu as well.

New Option Value
      
    3. To edit product option value you can double click on it or press "Edit option value" button.

Edit option value


Or use product option values context menu as well.

Edit option value

It calls Edit Option Value form for selected product option value. You can select Option name and change Value name here and apply changes by pressing OK button.



If you have a store running in more than one language you'll be able to see the language tabs in this form to write Value Names in any language available.
      
    4. You can "Delete selected product option value" from store using "Delete" button on the toolbar.

Delete option value

Or you can use product option values context menu.

Delete option value context menu

By deleting Zen Cart product option values you'll delete them from the store and remove all the references. So if some products have let's say Black Color option value, this value will be removed from all the products.

You won't be able to undo delete from store action, unless you've made a database backup. 
      
    5. You can "Remove option values from products" only with the help of context menu.
Remove from products


This action is similar to the previous one, but while deleting an option value from products you will not delete it from the store, but you'll remove all the references. So if some products have let's say Black Color option value, 

this value will be removed from all products.
      
    6. You can simplify options values management by using Expand all or Collapse icons on the toolbar.
 
Expand and collapse buttons

Or use product option values context menu. 
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