In setting up a new WooCommerce store, I have a number of products that have size variations. (For example - Gizmo #26 in widths: 10mm 15mm 20mm etc.) No problem; Woocommerce can handle this. All of those products will be in a "complete range" category.
My challenge is to offer another category "select products," made up of products from the "complete range" category, but only for one specific variation. (For example - Gizmo #26 in 15mm only)
For inventory control purposes, I would like to have the single/simple product in the "select products" category be managed as part of the inventory represented by the the variation of the equivalent product in the "complete range" category.
A variant of this challenge is defining "sets" made up of specific variations. (For example - Gizmo #26 in 15mm + Gizmo #12 in 20mm + Gizmo #3 in 8mm) I see an extension called Product Bundles that looks promising for this part of the puzzle, but don't know if it can answer the primary question: a single product referencing a variation of another product.
How I can tie these disparate product definitions together for inventory control purposes? A SKU seems the logical answer, but I don't know if WooCommerce is adept at managing inventory by SKU.
THANKS in advance for all suggestions!