It is recommended to uses sort orders in increments of 10. That way if you come back later with a value that should go in between two others, you don't have to shuffle around several different values.
If your values are numbered sizes, it's a good idea to mirror those sizes in the sort order so they're listed in the proper order.
- The parent item number is assigned to the child item(s) on the CPCommerce tab on the item table.
- The parent item must have "Parent Item" checked in order to be selected as a parent item.
- The parent item must have at least one "Parent Attribute."
- The child item must have a value in the corresponding "Child Value" field.
Creating the Parent Item
Next, you'll define the parent or umbrella item. This item is a non-inventory container item to tie all the child items together. Keep in mind that all of the visible attributes on the website will come from this item, this includes things like Ecommerce Category, description, attributes, etc.
- In Counterpoint, navigate to Inventory > Items
- Create an item with the following required values:
- Main > Item Type: Non-Inventory
- Main > Tracking method: Normal
- Ecommerce > Ecommerce Item: Checked
- CPCommerce > Parent Item: Checked
- CPCommerce > Parent Attribute 1-6: This should be all of the attributes created in the first step Creating a Parent Configurable Attribute
Linking Child Items
The child items should already be existing, you'll just need to go to each and assign the parent item number, along with any values for each of the attributes for that particular child. The child items must also be marked as ecommerce items.
Continue linking all of your child items until you're done.
Once everything syncs up, you should have a product on the website like this: