Reference information - Product Relations

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This topic describes the attributes you select and enter while creating or managing product relations.

Product relations page

On the Product relations page, the following information is presented in a tabled view for each product relation:

  • Product relation order number
  • Abstract product SKU and name
  • Relation type (either up-selling or related-products)
  • The number of products assigned to this product relation
  • The status of the product relation (either Active or Inactive)
  • The actions that you can perform fora specific product relation (View, View in Shop, Edit, Activate/Deactivate, Delete)

By default, the table is sorted by the order number column. You can sort the table by any of the available columns, except for the Actions column.

Create New Product Relation page

The following table describes the attributes that you select and enter while creating a new product relation.

Attribute Description
Update regularly: A checkbox that, once selected, the product relation will be updated automatically on a regular basis according to the relation’s conditions.
Relation type A drop-down list that allows you to select the type of product relation that needs to be created - Related products, or Upselling. This defines where the similar products section is going to be displayed.
Select product A table where all products available for selection are listed.
Assign related products A set of rules under which the products will be included in a similar section. The query contains the following parameters: attribute + operator + value.

The rules, as well as the group of rules, are used in order to specify the specific conditions under which this or that similar product should appear on the Abstract Product page, or in the cart.

Let’s say you have a Pen as an abstract product, and you need another abstract product Pencil to be displayed as a similar product on the Pen product details page.

For this specific case, you will specify Related products as a relation type. As a rule, you can select from a wide range of abstract product attributes to specify, like SKU, category, size, and so on. You can also specify if the attribute you select is equal, greater, less (or any other value from the list) than a defined value: image

Or you can set the Pencil abstract product to appear as a similar product for a Pen in the cart (once the Pen is actually added to the cart). For that, you will select Upselling as a Relation type and set the appropriate rule.

But if you have a specific requirement to display similar products for Pen only if the SKU of a similar product is equal to some value and the brand is equal to a specific value, you will create a Group of rules: Group of rules

So the place where a similar product will appear is defined by the relation type value. While a similar product itself is defined by rules or group of rules.

Related Products Relation type: Related products relation type

Upselling Relation Type Upselling relation type