I hope you’re ok I’m responding on the mailing-list. This way, others
can read about it in the future.
You mentioned the article name is required to be unique for a supplier
(as defined in app/models/article.rb), and found problems in at least
- A wholesale retailer has different units for the same product (e.g.
350gr and 650gr of peanut butter).
- A wholesale retailer has two brands for a product.
The idea behind requiring a unique name, is that most importantly the
name is shown to the user. If there are two equal products, this is
confusing. Regarding different units, I agree on that, and in the
foodcoop-adam fork we’ve relaxed that requirement. Regarding two brands,
I think it makes sense to have the brand in the name, since it is an
integral part of recognising the product, and is shown only in a popup.
What do you think?