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I am willing to get product SKU value to auto-increment in Magento 2. For example the last product created sku was 100001 then the next product would be 100002 and so on.

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Till now Magento does not have such functionality. Though Magento provides the feature to set the mask for autogenerating SKU field.

To do so, go to

Stores > Configuration > Catalog > Product Fields Auto-Generation

and set value of Mask for SKU field.

If you still want to auto-generate SKU field like 100001, 100002 etc., then you need to create a custom module which will observe the event of product edit form load. On this event, check whether it is an old product being edited or a new product is being created.

If a new product is being created, then you would need to get last SKU from the table and fill the value of SKU with (last SKU + 1) value.

Note: Before doing above exercise, you would need to make two changes for SKU attribute:

  • Change SKU data type to integer
  • Make the SKU field read-only, so that admin cannot change the generated value

Please check and let me know if you have any question.

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I've found this module on github which seems to be exactly what you're looking for

https://github.com/rakeshmagento/magento2-auto-sku-generator

From the Link: magento2 auto generate sku for new product based on custom confgiuration. Auto SKU Generator Addon provides the functionality of generating the SKU automatically

Examples 1 : Prefix -> D, Start From -> 1, SKU Length -> 5 D00001, D0002, D0003 ,........

3 : Prefix -> SKU, Start From -> 1, SKU Length -> 7 SKU0001, SKU0002, SKU0003, SKU0004 ,....................

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  • While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. - From Review – Jai Jan 30 '18 at 11:41
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    I've added more info. – paalsoberg Jan 30 '18 at 12:50

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