05 May 2016
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When creating a Variation of an Ecommerce Product, I would
like to have the ability to select a file (a document file, such as pdf). Unfortunately,
this is not an out-of-the-box option, although an Image can be selected and a SKU
can be entered.
Therefore, I believe what I need to do is add a custom field
for the Product Variations. However, the next challenge I face is that Sitefinity
does not provide a way to add a custom field to a Product Variation that is as
simple as, say, adding a custom field to a Page. It seems that adding a custom
field to a product variation is only possible programmatically and/or via the
Advanced Settings in the Sitefinity backend, unfortunately.
This tutorial looked promising, http://docs.sitefinity.com/for-developers-add-custom-fields-for-product-variations , however, in this example the custom field being added is very basic – it’s of
type string (rather than a more complex type that I’m interested in, which I
think is ProductDocumentsAndFilesField or possibly FileField).
Can you please advise how I can achieve my goal of adding a
custom field to a product variation for the purpose of selecting a document
file, and include any relevant code snippets?
As a side note, I believe there is an error in the above mentioned
tutorial’s final block of code:
This line is incorrect:
var editView =
I believe it should be:
var editView =
Thank you kindly in advance.