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@partounian a very non-technical opinion on this. I’ve worked with brands where a product could have 4-8 different options to configure on each project - each option could be as simple as true/false, but many had 4-20 options to select from.
This was pre-Reaction’s birth — in the example I mentioned some of the variables that didn’t effect price or inventory but were attributes of how something was assembled or “kitted” — those were simply stored on the order record with the product. That approach took a product that would have had ~16,000 variations/child products - to 500 - 2000 thousand variations