I noticed that some simple products aren't accessible via direct URL. Magento version: 220.127.116.11 (enterprise edition).
I tested by going in the admin under Manage products and I manually composed the native URL using the product's ID (example:
domain.com/catalog/product/view/id/1869). When I try this I'm getting a 404 error. The simple products have the visibility set to
Not Visible Individually. If I change the visibility to anything else like,
Catalog, Search and try the native URL again, I don't get the error anymore and the product page is loaded.
I also tried to use the URL key with the appropriate suffix and I'm getting the same thing.
Because of the way the store is built we have to keep the visibility of the simple products to
Not Visible Individually, so my questions are:
Is it normal for products that are set to "Not visible individually" to not be accessible via direct URL? If not, what could be causing the issue and how could it be fixed?