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We have a cart rule that is applied based on total product quantity in cart. It seems however that configurable products are counted as double quantity.

I would like to filter out configurable products from the rule therefore. Is this possible?

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The only two actions that can be applied are based on Attribute Set and Category.

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Outside of writing a module to inject this functionality, I suggest doing the following:

  • Apply or make use of specific attribute sets for each product type.
  • Create 'hidden' categories (set the 'Is Active' flag to No) that are used specifically for promotions. These categories would mirror the product type, E.g. Promotions > Simple or Promotions > Configurable.

Option 2 requires you to place the products themselves into the categories, which can be done with a batch update script or with Dataflow.

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    Thanks for your answer. I feared so. Seems a bit of a stupid thing of the cart rule imho. Thanks for the tips. I guess I can also make my own product attribute then that mirrors product type and use that (also possible with the option 'use for promo rules') :-) – Lucasmus Jul 1 '13 at 13:26
  • Absolutely - that's totally an option. – philwinkle Jul 1 '13 at 13:45
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    Luckily found something easier :-) The configurable subproducts were all Visibility 'not individually visible' so I could filter on this property to solve the problem. But imho it's magento's fault that it's so unclear that Configurable products are counted twice. I mean what the .. – Lucasmus Jul 1 '13 at 14:15

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