Hi I was wondering if there was a faster way of adding simple products to a configurable product instead of using the "Quick Create" option?

Basically I'm trying to add variation to a shoe with attributes Colour, Width and Size.

Now I have say 8 sizes of colour Black and width 4E. As you see, 2 of the attributes remain the same for 8 simple products and only the size changes.

It's a hassle to add each product one by one using the Quick Create option. Is there a better way of doing this? Like just selecting with sizes you want in a colour and width and then they are automatically added?


Magento does not have exactly same feature as you want. But it provides facility to duplicate products.

To do so, open a product in admin panel and click on Duplicate button.

After doing this, Magento duplicates that product except few attributes. Below is the list:

  • Status (blank)
  • Inventory (0)
  • Stock Status (out of stock)
  • sku (blank)

If you use this feature, you can save much time in filling form each time you want to create a product.

  • Hi, I tried the duplicate option but it didn't copy the simple products which is what I require. – Dan May 24 '17 at 11:05

You can use CSV import option there you find attribute called additional attribute where u can attributes which are specific for product and attribute configurable_variations which will take care mapping of sku.

  • Is that a template that I can use for teh csv file? Thanks. – Dan May 24 '17 at 11:12
  • yes u get template wish i would have attach here but could not find option to do that. – ravichandra May 24 '17 at 11:15
  • Can you guide me to where from to get the template? – Dan May 24 '17 at 11:19

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