Is it possible to specify a minimum quantity that needs to be purchased for a grouped product?

When I create simple products, I see the option to set the minimum quantity via the "Minimum Qty Allowed in Shopping Cart" setting under the Inventory tab, but when I go to the inventory tab for a grouped product that option is not shown. I can only see three options Manage Stock, Enable Qty Increments and Stock Availability.

I'm using Magento ver if that makes a difference.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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A group product is just a wrapper of a group of individual products. I said it is a WRAPPER. What should a wrapper hold is purely depends upon the associated products features. Hence MIN QUANTITY and MAX QUANTITY are not relevant for a grouped product, but which are fully controlled by the configuration of it's individual product.

For an example, Suppose we have a Shoe kit which is a grouped product. Shoe-Kit holds two simple products Adidas-Large and Adidas-Small. In the default case, you should select any one of the above products quantity to 1 in order to add Shoe-Kit to the cart.

Suppose for Adidas-Large You have set min-qty to 3 and for Adidas-Small you have set max-qty to 5. After setup this, if you want to add Shoe-Kit to the cart, you should set the quantity of Adidas-Large at-least 3 and quantity of Adidas-Small should not exceed 5. If any of this rule is violated, you won't be able to add Shoe-Kit to the cart.

In short

Min and Max Quantity of a Grouped Product is completely depends upon it's associated products. If you want to set min and max quantity for a Grouped Product, then you should configure that in it's associated products itself

  • Ok, I think that makes sense to me, but I don't think it will work for my use case. We have seven possible items to sell together. In order for a customer to buy this option, they must choose at least three of the individual items and could go as far as purchasing all seven. From what you described, I can force them to purchase a certain amount of an individual item, but I can't force them to buy 3 of the 7 available. Any suggestions on how I can achieve that? Jul 10, 2015 at 13:39
  • you really need to write an extension for that Jul 10, 2015 at 14:00

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