I am creating a new Configurable product via the Admin Panel (based on color). My simple products (children) already exist via a product import. When I click on "Edit Configurations" it takes me down the path of creating new simple variations. I don't want to do this. I simply want to select the existing products.
Interestingly if I go ahead and generate some simple variations via the "Edit Configurations" after the save I can see a new link "Add Products Manually" beside "Edit Configurations". That's what I want to see the first time around after I tell it that the new configurable product is based on color.
How can I solve this?