For: Simple Product

As you can see the image i displayed the color attribute in dropdown in view page. now the customer can select the color. after they clicking buy now i need to save the color in sales grid....

attribute for color not saved in database

i displayed the attribute in dropdown in view page

  • Why not use a configurable product? This has the functionality built in, and is meant for this. You are attempting to re-create already existing functionality. – ProxiBlue Oct 11 '13 at 12:15
  • when i strats i am not aware of configurable product. on top of it i added 1000 products. so changing now is not possible. is there do any way for simple product? – Jim Oct 12 '13 at 4:53
  • Look at custom options in the product config. This may work for you. – ProxiBlue Oct 12 '13 at 10:27
  • ya that will work. but i added many products is there anyway to add color? – Jim Oct 15 '13 at 12:02
  • You want thus to add the same custom option to all products? Would this custom option contain the same values ( tthus the same list of colors?) – ProxiBlue Oct 15 '13 at 15:29

Ok, from your comments, I suggest a bit of googling for solutions on how to add Custom Options to existing products programmatically.

A fairly good example is here :


(since we don't want a link fest, I duplicate this guide here. Note this is not my work work)

$option = array(
        'title' => 'Your custom option title',
        'type' => 'radio', // could be drop_down ,checkbox , multiple
        'is_require' => 1,
        'sort_order' => 0,
        'values' => getOptions()

function getOptions(){
  return array(
        'title' => 'Option Value 1',
        'price' =>100,
        'price_type' => 'fixed',
        'sku' => 'any sku for 1',
        'sort_order' => '1'
        'title' => 'Option Value 2',
        'price' =>100,
        'price_type' => 'fixed',
        'sku' => 'any sku for 2',
        'sort_order' => '1'
        'title' => 'Option Value 3',
        'price' =>100,
        'price_type' => 'fixed',
        'sku' => 'any sku for 3',
        'sort_order' => '1'

//Suppose we are creating a new product.
$product = Mage::getModel('catalog/product');

//Or if we are adding the options to a already created product.
$product = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->load($id);

//Do not forget to save the product

Since you need to add different options to the products, you would need to create a csv file, and map options to product id's (or skus) in the csv.

Turn the csv into an array of key=>values, and the getOptions routine above could be used to pull in the options for a product sku (where the sku = the key of the array) Naturally if each value will have diffrent price settings etc, the csv would get a bit more complicated.

This should get you going into the right direction. If you don't know how to do the above (no idea if you are a coder) let me know....and I can help further.

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  • Sorry i am new to magento i don't know where to add this code can you guide me? thanks................ – Jim Oct 17 '13 at 11:18
  • NP, can do so tomorrow. – ProxiBlue Oct 17 '13 at 12:38
  • Hi, thought I'd have time, but a new client/project just got thrown at me. I suggest you look at Magmi (no coding required) (sourceforge.net/projects/magmi) as a means to import/add the custom value into your products. see also this discussion which deals specifically with this situation: magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/304637 – ProxiBlue Oct 18 '13 at 4:04

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