The Product Module introduces the following concepts:
The Product is the main concept introduced by the Product Module. It represents an item or service that Tryton stores information about, and is often something that gets bought, sold, or produced.
Each product template can have many different product variants, but each product variant is based exclusively on one product template.
A product’s full code is made up from a prefix code which is defined on the product template and a suffix code which is specified on the product variant. The full product code can then be used as the product’s SKU.
The Product Template defines the set of properties common to a group of Product Variants. These properties include things like its list price, its type, its code, what Categories it is in, and what Units of Measure are used by default for quantities of the product.
Each Product Variant inherits many of its properties from its Product Template. It does, however, have some properties that are specific to each variant such as the description, cost price, and suffix code which is important to distinguish between different variants.
The identifiers that are used to refer to a product are also specific to a product variant. A product identifier is made up from a type and a code.
Some of the supported types of identifier include:
- International Article Number (EAN)
- International Standard Audiovisual Number (ISAN)
- International Standard Book Number (ISBN)
- International Standard Identifier for Libraries (ISIL)
- International Securities Identification Number (ISIN)
- International Standard Music Number (ISMN)
The product Category concept provides a flexible way of grouping Product Templates together. The categories can be structured by giving them a parent category and some sub-categories.
Unit of Measure¶
The Unit of Measure concept provides the units by which the quantity of a Product is measured. These are things like, meter, mile, kilogram, hour, gallon, and so on.
Each unit of measure belongs to a Unit of Measure Category.
Quantities can be converted to a different unit of measure from the same category using the unit of measures’ rates or factors. It is also possible to specify the rounding precision and number of decimal digits used when rounding or displaying values from the unit of measure.
Unit of Measure Category¶
A Unit of Measure Category is used to group together Units of Measure that are used to measure the same type of property. These are things like length, weight, time or volume.
The product Configuration contains the settings which are used to configure the behaviour and default values for things associated with products.
There are configuration options for the sequences to use to automatically generate codes for Products.