I am struggling with a good backend approach. Each order item will need an Rx associated with it, and it should also be accessible/editable from the customer account page.

Should I make this its own EAV? Would this be better off a customer attribute or an order attribute? Any guidance or a similar extension to get me started would be awesome.


I would handle this with resource models that map to custom tables. No doubtedly you'll be asked to write some reporting or dashboards some day and having it in (flat-ish) tables with simple normalization will make it much easier than if you were to create as customer-centric EAV.

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    Interesting! That's a great idea. So have something like a rx_item table that maps to customer, order_item IDs? – kevando Nov 5 '13 at 22:58
  • Precisely. This is how magento handles all sorts of things like wishlists and registry – philwinkle Nov 5 '13 at 23:35

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