Managing a product's inventory settings, if a product is set to
Manage Stock = No then the option for
Qty uses decimals is no longer visible. This does not make sense as you may want customers to order based on decimal quantities, but you don't want to manage stock for that product. If I sold dirt (a weird example, I know) I probably have a big pile of dirt that I just fill in a container and send to a customer. I don't need to manage inventory, but I still want to price per cubic foot and let them order non-whole values.
Indeed, if you disable stock management for that product, the setting for
Qty uses decimals is still honored as the value is still saved to the product model even if the field isn't visible in the form (or if you inspect element and remove
Is there a reason why this option is not always visible? If I want stock management disabled but still want to use decimal quantities, are there any known side-effects of saving the value as mentioned?