I am trying to add a new Product Type which extends the Grouped Product Type. I am doing this because I need all the functionality that a Grouped Product has. The problem I face is that since I configured my new Product Type and I can see it on the back end, it has all the tabs that a simple product has. Although I extend the Grouped Product Type, in the back end I cannot see the tabs that the Grouped Product has in the "Add Product" section. Any guidance would be helpful. Thank you in advance.
Are you reffering to the Associated producst tab? If so this is added via XML with a handle that is specific to that product type. You will need to add a similar update for your product type in your own admin layout xml file
<adminhtml_catalog_product_grouped> <reference name="product_tabs"> <action method="addTab"><name>super</name><block>adminhtml/catalog_product_edit_tab_super_group</block></action> </reference> </adminhtml_catalog_product_grouped>
If your trying to copy grouped pretty much exactly using the grouped handle as an update like below may work best:
<adminhtml_catalog_product_newtypeidhere> <update handle="adminhtml_catalog_product_grouped"/> </adminhtml_catalog_product_newtypeidhere>