Create Configurable Product from Custom Option (Enterprise Edition only!)
In case you run the Store Manager for Magento of Enterprise Edition and have at your store's database the simple products with Custom Options (only dropdown type!) you can generate configurable product with just one-mouse click.
To perform this select the appropriate items from the grid and call the context menu. In the drop-down list select the required action.
The first screen you can see is the main pre-conditions of the configurable products generating. Choose necessary variants to each field, listed in the form:
- visibility mains how simple products, associated to the configurable, will be reflected at the store, i.e.:
not visible individually, visible only in Catalog, visible only during searching or both - in Catalog and Search. - visibility for configurable field allows display of the configurable ones at the store depending on the variant you have chosen: visible in the Catalog, in the Search, in Catalog and Search and do not visible individually.
- make the configurable products available at the store by choosing the 'Enabled' variant or hide such products from the main store page selecting 'Disabled' status.
The images will be generated for all products (configurable and associated simple ones) at once if you make the current field checked:
Press 'OK' to proceed.
You start the process of configurable product generating, which you can monitor via popup messenger.
Depending on the number of custom options and their variants will be created the main configurable product and the simple ones. For example, we have one custom option that contains 3 values and another one with 4 values in
accordance - then the program generates one configurable product and 12 simple products.
You can see the new tab in the Lower Grid of Product Data called ‘Associated products’ - it includes the list of simple products with the possibility to specify the appropriate price values for each variant.
In order to perform this action move to the right pane of the Associated Products tab.
Putting mouse over the required attribute's field you can configure the appropriate price value and price type (fixed or percentage) of associated products.
By using the top toolbar of the current tab you can perform the following operations:
To add simple items to the appropriate configurable product they should have a unique set of attributes and they should not be already assigned to this Configurable Product in the Associated Products list.
In order to create new associated product to the list of existing you can press the corresponding button on the toolbar:
The main difference between this form of new product creation and the main form - is the presence of additional tab called 'One click Configurable Group', where you can choose the required values for associated
product. There are attributes which were processed during configurable product generation. In our case, these are capacity and speed attributes and their values.
The newly-created product with the corresponding attribute details, which you have specified, will replenish the associated list.
To edit available product associations press 'Edit' button in current tag’s toolbar.
To be able to see not the whole associated products list, but only with the specific configurable attribute - press the appropriate option above. Check necessary checkboxes and press 'OK' to save your choice.
There is also a possibility to copy data from configurable product and create on their basis the associated one - by simply clicking on the top toolbar’s option. You can replace or add necessary details and click on the 'OK'
button to save last changes.
In order to go directly to the product in the product grid press the corresponding button atop.
You can find also the appropriate filter tool there - use the 'Filter' button that helps to reflect in the Product Grid only the items you need. To do this, select the associated product(s) from the list and click on the 'filter' sign above.
You can choose all or few associated products to filter.
The new filter option will be created among the other filter's drop-down parameters and called 'Associated products for product ID=...'.
To adjust or automatically resize column widths click on the corresponding buttons.
To remove all relations between configurable and associated (simple) product(s) press the appropriate option in the top toolbar.
In the Attribute section of Store Manager, you can see among the other attributes groups the separate one, called 'One Click Configurable Group' with the specified attributes terms in it.
Some exceptions are cases using non-Latin symbols (specification of oriental languages), Store Manager cannot proceed with generation due to some requirements to this field in the program.
For this reason, you will get the following message from the software:
If you accept an offer, Store Manager will create configurable attribute code itself by using the code generator . That will be as follows:
Please check in addition our article for more detailed information about this option here:
Preview the next video tutorial about conversion simple items with custom options into the configurable ones by using Store Manager features: