A designer ring with a stone can come in gold, silver and platinum connecting different skus on the backend and showing different images on the frontend for the ring, but keeping the same selection for the stone. In CPB option categories would represent different metals. In order to keep the same design (stone) intact while switching between different metal types use 'Synchronize Options By Label' setting.
If you want the client to be able to toggle options without resetting their selection, use the "Synchronize Options By Label" function. We will demonstrate this with the example of a pendant, where there are categories like chain, pendant shape, metal type and zodiac sign. This function will automatically select an option identical to the one already selected by the customer in a different option category.
Here is an example of a Zodiac Bracelet. There are 4 tabs, the first tab is for chain selection and three tabs for charms.
As you can see, there are many similar categories with the same names but different images. if you want to choose a specific zodiac sign and so that when choosing a different metal or type of jewelry, the same zodiac sign remains, you need to activate the "Synchronize Options By Label" function in the settings of each category and specify the tag. The tag can be anything, the main thing is that it matches in all categories that you want to sync. Each tab will have its own tag.
Remember, for the function to work, the option names must match across all synced categories
Open the settings for each category.
Activate the function and write a tag.
Remember! Tag names must match across all synced categories
Do this for all required categories in all tabs.
Here is the result.
IMPORTANT: To make sure the product categories / options are saved properly – first click SAVE at the bottom of the category / panel / option screen, and only after that the SAVE button at the top of the page.