Someone please tell me if this is possible

Hey guys,

I've been working with Drupal Commerce for 48 hours (non stop it seems) trying to work out if DC will work for my project. At the moment it seems as though I'm fighting a losing battle. Here are my plans.

A site where users of a given role can sell their products on my site. The products are all fairly similar...just with different descriptions, dimensions etc, but generally one off pieces of work.
The one off side I've sorted with the Stock module.

Once a user has created a product it should be displayed on the site without any crazy weird adding to a display. Apparently there is a rule for automatic display creation...damned if I can find it.

I need to build views showing teasers of the products (products/product types/product displays/line types??..so confusing) without an add to cart form. But each teaser links to the specific product page with add to cart form.

I need multiple views of product teasers...probably filtered with taxonomy terms, seller name, related products etc etc etc.
Also need a view of teasers of products that have been sold...preferably with sold date. (that seems hard)

Drupal Commerce seems as though it should be powerful enough but I can't get my views teasers to work..linking to their (non-administrative) product page.

Is this complexity possible with DC...or have I just wasted 48 hours of my life?

Posted: Dec 8, 2011


remus1 on December 8, 2011

Have alook at this module

Commerce Bulk Product Creation

The module also provides various ways to create display nodes for the newly-created products:

Redirect user to node creation form (with title and product reference filled in).
Silently create display node referencing all created products.
Silently create one display node for each created product.


justageek on December 9, 2011

I'm just curious, will there ever by a core option that can be enabled to allow users of DC to auto-generate a specific type of node each time they create a product, without needing the Commerce Bulk Product Creation

rfay Randy Fay on December 12, 2011

There are no core plans, but there are currently three different ways to do this.

* [Commerce Product Display Manager](http://drupal.org/project/commerce_product_display_manager), which manages the node when you're updating products.
* [Commerce Inline Product Form](http://drupal.org/sandbox/rszrama/1181848), which manages the product when you're updating product display nodes.
* [A rules-based approach to updating](http://drupal.org/node/1300170)

I hope for a core-based approach to this as well, but it will have to mature in contrib first, so your contributions to these three projects will be appreciated.