I've created a grouped product programetically. And want too map associate products to it. I tried the following code which didn't work. first way:


second way:


Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.


Your associated products array should be like this

$data = array();
$data[$simpleId] = array('qty' => 9, 'position' => 0);
$data[$simple2Id] = array('qty' => 3, 'position' => 0);
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  • But by default added with status = 0, disabled, how can I change it? – Lucas D.A.W. Jan 22 '18 at 8:41

Please use the following code that worked for me.

 $associated = array();
$position = 0;

foreach($childrenIds as $productId) {

    $productRepository = $objectManager->create('\Magento\Catalog\Api\ProductRepositoryInterface');
    $linkedProduct = $productRepository->getById($productId);
    $productLink = $objectManager->create('Magento\Catalog\Api\Data\ProductLinkInterface');

    $associated[] = $productLink;


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The following code also work but that is not the best way.

 $q = $objectManager->get('\Magento\Framework\App\ResourceConnection');
 $q->getConnection('core_write')->query("insert into catalog_product_link (linked_product_id, product_id,link_type_id) values (".$newSimpleProdId.",".$grpProdId.",2)");
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