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How to create a group-based Product Option?

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Creating a Group-based type of Product Option means creating the option to consist of two or more already existing Options in one group, which by itself plays the role of a separate Product Option. The idea is that the customer will have to choose a feature they prefer (the Product Options added as parts of the Group-based Product Option) and after that characterize that feature by either a string (if it is a Value-based Option) or choose from its available options (Choice-based Product Option). To see more information on Group-based Product Options, please see this article.

  1. Navigate to your Billia Management Panel > Catalog > Options.
  2. The list with all existing Product Options will be displayed. Click on the plus icon on the bottom right corner.

    create a new product option

  3. The settings to create a new Product Option are displayed. In order to set it up to be a Group-based Product Option, select on the top right corner the button for "Group-based".

    select a product option to be from the group-based type

  4. Continue completing the rest of the settings, as follows:

    4.1. Information - Add general and descriptive information for the Product Option. Please see more details on the fields here.

    information fields for creating a group-based product option

    4.2. Settings - Decide provider, visibility and additional settings.

    • 4.2.1. Provider - Set Who provides the information for the Option. Please see more details on the choices here.

      choose a provider for a group-based product option

    • 4.2.2. Visibility - Set the platforms/software/location of where the option would be displayed. Check the boxes of the preferred for this Product Options locations.

      select visibility for creating a group-based product option

      Note: Visibility locations for Product Options are pre-set in a different section of the Billia Management Panel. To see how to create such Visibility locations, please click here.

    • 4.2.3. More settings - Set the visualization style, the Option strategy actions, the Validator of the Option, and the Post Configuration settings. Please see more details on the value choices here, on Option strategies here, on the Validator choices here, and on the Post Configuration details here.

      more settings to create group-based product options

      Note: These settings and values for Product Options are pre-set in a different section of the Billia Management Panel. To see how to create such Option Type values, please click here.

  5. After all previous settings have been set, type and choose already existing Product Options by clicking on "Add to Group", in order to add it to the Group-based Option.

    add already existing product options to group-based product option

    Note: The Product Options that would be added through this field, need to be already existing in the system. If new ones need to be created, please see how to create value-based options and choice-based options.

    After all preferred Product Options have been added to the Group-based Product Option, they will be displayed in a list.

    list of product options in group-based product options

    Note: If you click to edit any of the Product Options added to the Group-based Product Option, the system will redirect to that Option's details. If a change is made there, it affects the entire Option as a whole, and any product it may be attached to.

  6. After all previous settings have been set, click on the Save button on the bottom right corner of the screen. This will conclude the creation of a Group-based Product Option.

    save a newly created group-based product option

Note: When the Option is attached to a Product, that Product's name will appear in the bottom section here, called "Option products".