This is driving me crazy! All the products on my site are configurable products they all have 1 or more associated simple products attached to them they all also have a custom option check-box.

My issue is that my system will not allow add to cart when only the product option is selected it keeps saying please select from the associated products.

How do I make my system so that it will allow add the product to the cart with only the custom option selected?

I really appreciate any help with this issue I am going round in circles.


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I don't understand what your problem is.

In magento a configurable product represents a group of simple products. When you add a configurable to your cart, in reality you are adding a simple product to your cart with another label.

When you omit the choice of the attribute, the system don't know what to add to the cart, so do I.

What is the intended behavior when you don't choose any option?

  • I have a fabric website that offers a product and the customer has an option of choosing the color, now I created a custom option on each product called "sample " with a check-box I would like the customer to be able to just add the config product to the cart as a sample when the check box is marked. does that make sense?
    – Keith
    Commented Mar 18, 2014 at 18:57
  • Basically instead of choosing a color the customer could just check mark the box add the product to the cart as a sample
    – Keith
    Commented Mar 18, 2014 at 19:00
  • here is the link
    – Keith
    Commented Mar 18, 2014 at 19:01
  • homefabricsandtrims.com/window-panels-1/merano-drapery.html instead of selecting a color just check mark the box and add to cart (the cart would then show sample in the of (whatever product it was))
    – Keith
    Commented Mar 18, 2014 at 19:02
  • What does the customer get, when he orders a sample? If it is ONE color: create a second attribute for "sample", add a hidden field with the value of "not" and a checkbox for yes, then you have a configurable with two attributes and everything is fine. If he get all the colors, maybe you better add a link for the samples, then, with the link add sample product to the cart: magentocommerce.com/wiki/4_-_themes_and_template_customization/… If you have different samples, put them into an attribute maybe? Commented Mar 18, 2014 at 19:11

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