What is a Configured Part?

Configured parts are those like parts such as polo shirts where the size and color will vary for the end user.  Instead of adding multiple same type skus to the storefront, set up a master part then add all the variation parts to that master.  The result on the storefront is a user friendly form that allows the user to select exactly which shirt they want, the size, the color and the logo type as needed. 

To set up configured parts follow the steps below.

1.) Add the part configuration types found under parts/ part configuration. 

2.) Add the configuration type, such as color, then add the value such as blue.

3.) Continue adding the values per the type until all values are available for selection.  Then move the next variable such as size and so on.  

4.) Add Keys to the option values.  This will be a segment of the dynamic sku created when auto-generating the child skus.  

5.) Set up the Master Sku. The master sku is the part to be added to the part category.   It's helpful to indicate that the master sku is for a configured part by including the letters MSTR in the sku name.  You will want to remove this MSTR from the base sku name when you go to autogenerate the child parts. 

6.) After you have added the Master sku, now click 'Part configuration' on the left side tab. 

7.) Add the part configuration Types - check the box of the type you want to add and input a Label name the user will see for that option.  Do this for each configuration type needed. 

8.) Click Auto Generate Skus.  

9.) Change the Base Sku name.  This will be the prefix base sku name of all the child parts. 

10.) Opt to separate keys by dashes or underlines.

11.) Check the boxes of all the option values you want to include for your set up.  Make sure they all have associated keys.  

12.) Click Preview parts

13.) Click to Generate skus.  

14.) Add the master sku only to the part category.  Note: do not add child parts to the part category.  Only the master sku should be added to the category to appear on the storefront to be ordered by the end user.

15.) Go test it out on the portal and you should be good to go.  

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