I'm trying to import a lot of Products from my old Shop and therefor I need your help.

My items have a "parent" item which was necessary for my old Shop.


-T Shirt Batman --T Shirt Batman Size 6 --T Shirt Batman Size 8 --T Shirt Batman Size 2

I can add every child and parent product into Magento with a PHP Script. Every child needs to have a stock quantity and an own price.

I 've read somewhere that a configurable product is what I'm looking for, because the sizes should be selected by dropdown. Is this correct?

Can you help me: - Is it enough to declare the Patent product as configurable and assign child products? If yes, how?

  • Am I completly wrong and have to take another way?

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From your description it sounds like a configurable product is exactly what you are looking for.

What this means is that you will have a product setup within Magento as Tshirt Batman This product cant be purchased on its own. From this configurable product you then assign other products that make up this configuration. So for your instance it will be Batman TShirt Configured by size. Each size is its own product with SKU and stock and then on the front end you can allow a user to select the size option.

As there are no limits you can take this as far as your business needs to have configurable by X number of options. Size and Colour are common examples that are used.

There is a little more work to it than above but all this information can be found from the official documentation: http://www.magentocommerce.com/knowledge-base/entry/tutorial-creating-a-configurable-product

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