How to Create All Combinations of Simple Products that Belong to Main Magento Configurable Product in 2 Clicks
Date: September 19th, 2012
If you have worked with Magento configurable product, then you definitely experienced how long and tedious can be the procedure of creating all combinations of simple products that belong to definite configurable one. If you haven’t done it yet, you will understand all the peculiarities of the process when you create your first Magento configurable product with combinations of Magento simple products.
For example, if you have T-Shirt in 3 colors (white, blue, yellow) and 3 sizes (S,M,L), it means that you have to create all the unique combinations of all sizes and colors you have at stock, so they can be associated to the configurable product they belong. Namely, the following 9 combinations of simple products need to be created:
1)T-Shirt SIZE - S, COLOR - WHITE; 5) T-Shirt SIZE M, COLOR - BLUE;
2) T-Shirt SIZE M, COLOR - WHITE; 6) T-Shirt SIZE L, COLOR - BLUE;
3)T-Shirt SIZE L, COLOR WHITE; 7)T-Shirt SIZE S, COLOR - YELLOW;
4) T-Shirt SIZE S, COLOR - BLUE; 8) T-Shirt SIZE M, COLOR YELLOW;
9) T-Shirt SIZE L, COLOR YELLOW.
It might seem to you not a very big deal. But in case you have not 3 sizes, but 5 or 6 and not 3 color variations, but 10, and what is more, you have other drop-down for lets say manufacturer, then for sure you will see completely another picture - manually creating all UNIQUE combinations of simple products that should be referred to one Magento configurable product, will be time-consuming nightmare for you.
If you do not want spend hours on the procedure that actually can be done in 2 mouse-clicks, you are in the right place. Since Store Manager for Magento offers you such a valuable opportunity.
You will ask: how the exactly the process goes with Store Manager for Magento? It is easy as 1-2-3, so:
1) Choose the created Magento configurable product and in the lower grid open the tab “Associated Products”
2) Click options “Select configurable attributes” and there check the attributes on the basis of which you’d like your simple products to be created
3) Click “Create Associated Products” .... and viola! All the combinations of simple products are created automatically.
Didn't expect that it is so easy, right? With Store Manager for Magento there is no need for you to spend endless hours repeating pretty much the same procedure, but with different variants while creating each combination of Magento simple products.
One more pleasant surprise for you. If you need in bulk to upload your configurable products and want them to be correctly assigned to corresponding Magento simple products, then this ability is not possible to overestimate with Store Manager for Magento either. Check smart tips you have to know while importing Magento Configurable Products without a hitch -
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