Similar to this, but with Magento 2

I want to load a configurable product page, with pre-selected attribute value.

My final purpose is to replace the simple product's url in the catalog with the "parent" configurable's url, with the selected attribute values from the simple product.

I have retrieved the "parent" configurable's url for every product, and i have replaced it with the simple product's url in the catalog. I am missing a way to load the configurable's product page, with different selected values each time.

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I adapted my answer from this code snippet here...

This method will take a configured product and a simple child product and return the "hash" URL that preselects the variant. The key method doing the work here is getConfigurableAttributesAsArray()

 * @param \Magento\Catalog\Model\Product $parentProduct
 * @param \Magento\Catalog\Model\Product $simpleProduct
 * @return string Hashed Url
public function getHashUrl($parentProduct, $simpleProduct)
    $configType = $parentProduct->getTypeInstance();
    $attributes = $configType->getConfigurableAttributesAsArray($parentProduct);
    $options = [];
    foreach ($attributes as $attribute) {
        $id = $attribute['attribute_id'];
        $value = $simpleProduct->getData($attribute['attribute_code']);
        $options[$id] = $value;
    $options = http_build_query($options);
    return $parentProduct->getProductUrl().($options ? '#' . $options : '');

To preselect a simple product in a configurable product, the address of a simple product should look like this for example:



/mona-pullover-hoodlie.html - configurable product URL,

143, 93 - attributes IDs,

167, 53 - option IDs.

In order to change the URL of simple products, you can create a Plugin (Interceptor) for Magento\Catalog\Model\Product::getProductUrl(), where to generate the URL as in the example above.

I made VCT Simple Product URL module on Magento Marketplace that solves this problem.

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