We are currently running a store with two storeviews, Finnish & English. We are planning on opening a wholesale side of the store which would sell the same products at wholesale pricing. We got to thinking about how to handle product description translations. We could just import our current catalog to these storeviews to get product data, but in the future the upkeep of copy pasting descriptions to the wholesale storeview would be a bit of hassle.
Is there a way to define "use default" in product description so it would work like this:
Finnish / Default = Default
English = English translation of product data
Finnish wholesale = Use default value
English wholesale = Use value from English storeview
Thanks for any ideas on how to handle this matter.
There is no out-of-the-box way to do it.
The only thing you can do is to extend Product Edit form to add a new checkbox, and new observer on controller_action_postdispatch_adminhtml_catalog_product_save event, where you can check "checkbox" value and pull in data from the other store.
Or maybe an easier solution is to make the script which will synchronize description values between stores, and which will you run occasionally. But this approach has its own drawbacks