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I have version 1.9 loaded the problem is, I update the stock via csv file. When the item goes 0 it change to "out of stock" but when the quantity increase greater then 0 it doesn't change back to "in stock". It still says quantity 29 "out of stock" and all out of stock items do not show on our front end. so I am losing customers on item which I actually have in stock. I have over 50000 items so can not change everything manually.

Any idea how can I resolve this issue please? Magento should change the status automatically when quantity become greater than 0.

  • Have you done reindex? and are these products are enabled and set to visible on frontend? – Adarsh Khatri May 26 '15 at 0:00
  • is_in_stock is also required, plus a stock status index run – Taarik Aug 28 '15 at 19:23
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You have to change the status for each product.

The good thing is that it has been done before:

How to set a product to be in/out of stock programatically

You have to loop through your products and apply the snippet in the above link.

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I know this is old, but someone may have similar issue. If you are updating via csv as you say you are, couldn't you just include the column "is_in_stock" with the value "1" (as well as your "qty" of 29). That way, when the stock level is updated the availability will be updated too.

That's how I do it. I do use an extension ('Custom Bulk Product Import..." by Commerce Extensions via Magento Connect) which is pretty solid, but I expect other methods allow you to import this field too possibly even magento's standard methods, and I'm sure the popular Magmi would.

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In your CSV file create an additional column Stock STATUS which updates the status to 1 (when in stock) and 0 (out of stock). Until 2013 I used to update stock with following column headers in my CSV file: Product id, Sku Stock, QTY, Stock STATUS

Stock STATUS column had formula =IF(C2=0,0,1) Column C = Sku Stock

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