14. Quick Edit Simple Product Variants Before Applying

Since the version of Store Manager 3.3.0 (Build 1802), you are able to preview and then apply products variations before their final generation.

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fmCreateAssociatedProducts

Go to the "Products" page of the program and on the lower menu bar of the configurable one select Associated Products -> Create Associated Products.

Create Associated Products button

You should specify necessary values on the right and check the attributes of the variations on the left in the form which appears.

Create associated products form

The [Preview and Apply] button helps to display generated variations in the tabular form with the editable data, such as "Name", "SKU", "Status", "Visibility", "Weight", "Price", "Quantity", "Stock Status" and "Manage Stock".

Tabular form

Once you fill the necessary fields, press the button [Apply] to display the associations.

Associated products in Store Manager Products page

Let's create variations for the configurable product "Headset of the living room" from the test store database. In the lower menu select the "Associated Products" tab and press [Create Associated Products] on the top toolbar.

Create associated products

The "Create Associated Product" form represents the fields with the main product parameters in the right and attributes section in the left. Use the attribute "Color headset" to create variations. Check the color positions that will be used to generate, and press the [Preview and Apply] button.

Create associated products form

The generated variations are displayed in the tabular form. Columns, which values can be modified, either contain the arrow to call the drop-down list with the embedded variants or the calculator tool (for digital parameters like "Weight" and "Quantity").

Calculator or dropdown tools

Note: the columns with IDs cannot be changed, since the program generates these values automatically, therefore they cannot be edited!

Columns with IDs

After all modifications are done, press [Apply] to launch the generator.

Take into account the modified details in the table, as shown below, are displayed in blue, and null values are displayed in red.

Red and blue colors in the table

All associated products will be visible on the Products page of the front-end with the details you have assigned before.

Frontend with associated products

New possibility is available in the updated version of Store Manager. The program allows to generate SKU for the combinations during associated products creation.

This option is located on the right side of the generator form.

The drop-down list consists of the possible options of "Combination SKU":

    • "Parent SKU + Attribute Options Label" - forms a combination number based on SKU of the parent product (configurable product) and the label of the relevant attribute option.

You can see the generation process with the current type in the example provided below. Tthe configurable product with the SKU 13 was taken as the basis, marked with the corresponding color labels: green, red, blue.

      • "Parent SKU + Attribute Option ID" - forms a combination number based on the combination SKU of the parent product and adds the ID of the attribute option:
      • "Parent SKU+Attribute Option ID+Attribute Option Label". The third options allows to form a combination number by adding parent product SKU, attribute option ID and attribute option label.

Do not forget preview the generated combinations with the [Preview & Apply] button:

In order to to discard generation, if necessary, press [Clear generated options]:

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