I am creating a large selection of accessory products. Each accessory is compatible with 1 or more other products that we sell. I would like to make a required attribute that shows other products that we sell as multi-select values. So when you are creating an accessory product you have to select which other products it works with.
Is there an extension that does this?
You can use "Automatic Related Products" extension for your purpose.
URL :- http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/automatic-related-products-1.html
Hope this helps you.
You may want to refer to Automatic Related Products 2 extension by aheadWorks.
It is not something that introduces say a column that would let you add related items from when creating a product.
However, you can completely automate the process of assigning related products with the help of flexible conditions available.
If you are using particular SKU title to identiry different types of accessories you can try using a part of the SKU with the help of condition such as:
- SKU contains part_of_the_SKU
If it is custom attributes you are using - the extension allows you applying conditions/condition combinations with any attributes available to identify both main item and related products.
Hope it helps.
Let me know if there are any questions.
unfortunately, I am not just looking to show that the products are related, but I need to use the layered navigation features that are only available with specific product attribute types. So what I need is a multi-select attribute, lets say I call it "compatible_with". Then when you are creating a new accessory product, I can select all the products that this accessory works with. As I have a lot of products and we are adding more constantly, I would like to have that multi-select field pre-populated with all the products available... or all the products available from a certain category, etc.