I have two configurable attributes and I want their selection not to be dependent, as select first option one and then option two.

Is it possible to select the options at any order, thus without any dependency?


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Yes it is. Everything is.

But not with the JS magento provides.

The problem is, magento builds a JS which has this way:

  1. choose option A
  2. check what options are possible
  3. show options
  4. A = B 5 start with 1.

so to achieve this you need to change most of the code to create a complete graph which options are possible with the yet made choices.

I wouldn't recommend this. It is a lot of work and if you think about the order, I think most of the problems can be discussed and not implemented.


You have shirts, they have a size a color and a printing.

I think it is clear, that you first choose the size, because for whom you buy this shirt, the size is fixed. The second choice is a business decision but both is right if you ask me.

  • It makes perfectly sense what you are saying, and to be honest that's what I was expecting to be the case. However, there are cases where the configurable attributes size & colour are not dependent nor do you have to choose them in a certain order. Thus, all the products (for a certain attribute-set) come in 3 sizes and 5 colours. How do you get to that final combination should not be important in this case. But having a look at configurable.js I understand what you are saying.
    – Valentino
    Dec 4, 2013 at 14:29
  • What you can do is use custom options. But then you loose the inventory of you products. But this way you have no dependencies. Dec 4, 2013 at 15:12

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