So I have some products that come with all the bells and whistles.
Dropdown selections include:
Core Material - 2 types
Finishes - a dozen options but some only available for each core material
Inserts - 4 types
Sizes - 5 types
Shapes - 2 types
I realize that this creates 624 variations for one product. I want Magento to be responsive and only display selected Finishes after selecting a Core Material.
Can one attribute change based on another? How could this work? I haven't found anything on this besides overpriced plug-ins.
The way of doing that is creating a simple product for each of the specific options that will be available for the configurable product.
If you want, for example, a blue XL shirt, a blue S shirt and a red M shirt, you can create 3 products with those specifications.
Then in the configurable product, when the customer selects "blue" in the first drop-down, the customer will see "XL and S" as options in the second dropdown.