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I added 1000+ products with dummy short description as short Description. Now I would like to remove all short description.

I did export all products and made the column empty. Changed short_description as not required in attribute list.

Then I reimported the products. But still those values are there. How to remove short decription value for all products ?

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

go to

Admin > catalog > products

select all products

select action as update attributes

you have to check short description checkbox with empty text there.


please select short description as not required attribute.

re-index and clear cache after remove.

You can use this trick for any admin product mass Field update.

I hope this will help you.

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Perfect Solution :-) – invissible Jan 4 at 6:45
Good solution Denish ;) +v – Amit Bera Jan 4 at 6:47
if my answer solved your query than accept answer so it can be helpful to all stack-exchange buddies. – denish vachhani Jan 4 at 6:47
@denishvachhani accepted and +1 for quick info – invissible Jan 4 at 7:08

A ways,You can do this by code

Write a php shell script at you magento root dir. Using this script update this field vaue to blank.

require_once  "app/Mage.php";

$product = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->loadByAttribute('sku',$sku);
$product->setShortDescription(' ');
/* quick save */
$product->getResource()->saveAttribute($product, 'short_description');
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Thanks for your info +1 – invissible Jan 4 at 7:12

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