This might be a very easy question for you, but its what I am wandering for hours..

MY issue is, I have a configurable product 'PRODUCT-1' with custom attribute SIZE..now I want to add an other custom attribute COLOR in my product..

One way I know is, go from scratch, delete the preivous product and add new product with 2 attributes...This will not serve me better in my case..

Is there a way, I can add one more custom attribute to an existing configurable product ??

  • Not without change in the database or extension. Didn't try it and I don't think this is a good idea, but: magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/43288/#t330918 Feb 28, 2013 at 21:59
  • The questions is confusing. There are also custom-options (Tab custom options, where a user can enter free text for example) - I think you are talking about a configurable product and it's options? Please edit your question.
    – Alex
    Feb 28, 2013 at 22:04
  • @Alex thanks for pointing out this to me...edited the question Feb 28, 2013 at 22:08

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This is possible via the Import/Export function.

  1. Export the configurable product (System > Import/Export > Export) and filter by SKU
  2. Edit the configurable product in the exported CSV to include the color attribute by updating these columns:

    _super_products_sku, _super_attribute_code, _super_attribute_option, _super_attribute_price_corr

  3. Re-import the CSV (System > Import/Export > Import)

  4. Your product should be updated.

IMPORTANT: you might need to apply this fix to get configurable products exporting properly.

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