I'm trying to import some products from one shop to another. To reach my goal i need to create configurable products. Create simple products are fine, but create configurable products are a pain (because it isn't documented).

Can someone teach me in the right direction?

I found this links (but this didn't work):


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    Could you explain what/how your tried to create the configureable products? Do you get any specific error? Apr 8, 2014 at 18:06
  • I don't get an error, the configured product is created but no products has been linked. And when i go to the admin page and want to edit this product, magento ask me which option i want to use.
    – user6066
    Apr 9, 2014 at 14:32
  • So, which functions do you use and in which order? What do these functions return? I would be interested in the return value of your soap-call which assigns the product. Apr 9, 2014 at 15:18
  • I created a gist, so you can show what i've written. Maybe you find my bug. gist.github.com/Baachi/86791f214fcc8c9fea56
    – user6066
    Apr 11, 2014 at 6:20
  • hello, did you find any solution for the problem?
    – Adam Fili
    Sep 12, 2014 at 8:01

2 Answers 2


Did you try an import module like FastSimpleImport?

I haven't tried, but it seems to support configurable products. It is free and opensource, you should give it a try.


This article on Adding Configurable Products via SOAP may give you an indication on areas which are lacking in Magento's documentation http://netzkollektiv.com/blog/add-configurable-products-via-soapxml-rpc/

  • This article is based on a non-existant API method, catalog_product_type_configurable.assign
    – barbazul
    Aug 11, 2015 at 23:35
  • @barbazul It's only existent if you add the plugin from Netzkollektiv. Feb 28, 2016 at 23:23

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