I've a Magento CE 1.7 install with 1 website, 1 store and 2 storeviews (fr/en).
In a closed futur, I'll have to deal with a partner who sells our products on his website (part of our catalog). I need to find the correct organization strategy for working with him. The products information exchange is already organized (through product export). We have also plane to retrieve the partner orders into our Magento with an "order creation process" using REST Api.
Now, the point is: we want to separate the order from our Partner. I think the best way is to associate the partner's orders with a specific store (and storeviews). Thus, we can deal with order starting with specific number (related to each storeview of the "Partner store").
BUT, there is one problem. I'll create a new store, then 2 storeviews for it (partner_fr, partner_de). For the order created on the Partner store > Partner_de view, the products catalog data will stay the default ones (french in my case). It is a problem because the transactionnal emails will includes the product name and product description that are reliables to the storeview! I don't want to define a 2nd time the product name/description for the partner_de view because it has been already done for the default_de view.
My 2 questions: 1) Is it the correct strategy? 2) If yes, it mean i'll have to modify all my product import/update process to make product translation available for the partner_de view. 2.1) Is there a possibility to "duplicate" a storeview?