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    Default How to set up downloadable products?

    I read your original posts on setting up downloadable products (http://www.zen-cart.com/showthread.p...013#post248013) and I understood the first part, for doing just one downloadable zip. I actually got that to work...after completely reinstalling the cart to use the most recent version. (The procedure was totally Sanskrit when I was using version 1.3.9. THANK YOU for making it MUCH easier in this new revision!!!!!!!)

    However, I don't understand post #55 (http://www.zen-cart.com/showthread.p...114#post248114) at all. "Pick the Download 1 and add the Option Name: of 3"?? What does that mean?

    Here's what I'm trying to do: I'm offering hardback, paperback, and three different downloadable versions of various books for sale. I would prefer to do it all on one screen if possible, rather than have a separate category page for the hardback, the paperback, and the downloadable version. Is that even possible? If so, how can I set it up so that the person can select their choice of the 5 different formats (hard, paper, epub, mobi, or pdf) and either purchase the hard/paper and have it shipped, or purchase the e-version and download it?

    Thanks very much for your help!

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    Default Re: How to set up downloadable products?

    That is for when you have a Product with 3 downloads and the customer gets all 3 downloads ...

    It sounds like what you want is the customer gets only 1 choice of the Option Name, something like:
    Media Format

    With the Option Values of:
    Select your media format (or something like that)
    Hardback
    Paperback
    epub
    mobi
    pdf

    Then when adding the Attributes to the Product:
    Select your media format (Display Only YES, Default YES)
    Hardback (add weight)
    Paperback (add weight)
    epub (add the download filename)
    mobi (add the download filename)
    pdf format (add the download filename)

    this way the customer must pick the correct format ...

    As to the Price, you can either Add the Price to the Product if it is the same, or Add part of the price to the Product and the difference to the Attributes, or you can set the Product to Priced by Attribute and add the full Price to each of the Attributes ...
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    Default Re: How to set up downloadable products?

    Yes, that's exactly what I want! (And thank you for the super-fast reply!!!!)

    As I go into My Option Name Manager, and set up the Option Name to be, say, Select Your Format, does it need an order number filled in? And what Option Type should I specify?

    Thanks!!

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    Default Re: How to set up downloadable products?

    The FAQs section has articles directly related to the questions you're asking. ie: http://www.zen-cart.com/content.php?...s-downloadable
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    Default Re: How to set up downloadable products?

    This explains all :)

    https://www.zen-cart.com/content.php...s-downloadable

    Cheers
    Rod

    sorry about the double posting, DrByte and I apparenlty gave the same reply within seconds of each other.
    Hmm... I think I can go to bed now that the doc's back to handle things LOL.
    Last edited by RodG; 10 May 2012 at 03:20 PM.

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    Default Re: How to set up downloadable products?

    Yes, I'd already read that. :-) But there are a lot of different options for each choice, and I don't want to pick the wrong one, and then have to totally redo it after getting hopelessly confused again.

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    Default Re: How to set up downloadable products?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scully View Post
    Yes, that's exactly what I want! (And thank you for the super-fast reply!!!!)

    As I go into My Option Name Manager, and set up the Option Name to be, say, Select Your Format, does it need an order number filled in? And what Option Type should I specify?

    Thanks!!
    I always set that Default/Display Only Attribute as Sort Order 0 ...
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    Default Re: How to set up downloadable products?

    There is no 'wrong' one. It is all a matter of needs and preferences. It'll make a LOT more sense after you've added one or two.

    Cheers
    Rod

    (wonder if the doc has beaten me to this too) <g>

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    Default Re: How to set up downloadable products?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ajeh View Post
    I always set that Default/Display Only Attribute as Sort Order 0 ...
    Okay, now I'm confused (it doesn't take much, I'm afraid). I'm on the Options Name Manager page and I don't see anything like that there. Sorry! This is what I see:

    1 en: "Select Your Format" Order: __ Dropdown/Radio etc Insert

    Do I need to fill in the Order field, and which Option would you recommend for what I'm trying to do?

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    Default Re: How to set up downloadable products?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scully View Post
    Yes, that's exactly what I want! (And thank you for the super-fast reply!!!!)

    As I go into My Option Name Manager, and set up the Option Name to be, say, Select Your Format, does it need an order number filled in? And what Option Type should I specify?

    Thanks!!
    You need 1 Option Name:
    Media Format
    set as Radiobutton or Dropdown

    You need 6 Option Value Names for that 1 Option Name:
    Select your media format (or something like that)
    Hardback
    Paperback
    epub
    mobi
    pdf
    Linda McGrath
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