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. 

Drop-down type of Custom Option

To perform this select the appropriate items from the grid and call the context menu. In the drop-down list select the required action.

Use Custom Options

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:

Choose options for configurable products

- visibility mains how simple products, associated to the configurable, will be reflected at the store, i.e.:

Set visibility for simples products field

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.

Visibility for configurable field
- 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.

Status field

The images will be generated for all products (configurable and associated simple ones) at once if you make the current field checked:

Generate images checkbox

Press 'OK' to proceed.

You start the process of configurable product generating, which you can monitor via popup messenger.

Configurable product generating

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.

configurable and 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.

Associated Products tab

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.

Add associated product

In order to create new associated product to the list of existing you can press the corresponding button on the toolbar:

Create empty

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.

Edit button

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.

select configurable attributes

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.

Copy from configurable

In order to go directly to the product in the product grid press the corresponding button atop.

Go to product

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. 

Filter Option

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=...'.

Filter Option

To adjust or automatically resize column widths click on the corresponding buttons.

Adjust and auto column width

To remove all relations between configurable and associated (simple) product(s) press the appropriate option in the top toolbar.

Delete option

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.

One-Click Configurable Group

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:

Generate attribute code message

If you accept an offer, Store Manager will create configurable attribute code itself by using the code generator . That will be as follows:

Generate attribute code by Store Manager

Please check in addition our article for more detailed information about this option here:

Convert Simple Products with Custom Options into configurable


Preview the next video tutorial about conversion simple items with custom options into the configurable ones by using Store Manager features: