Recently took over an account. All of there products are simple products. Is there an extension or easy to way to set them to configurable and map the products accordingly?
Do your simple products already have configurable attributes (are they variations like S blue, M red etc) or you just want to convert some of your simple products into configurable and add associations?
the items currently are set as simple have attributes assigned to them color and size
i am wanting to go through the products and change 1 to configurable and add the simple products to the host configurable product
If you are interested in the extension to automatically make configurable products from ready-made variations of simple products - Store Manager for Magento does the task. The application is paid, but with 2-week free version you can download from the link in my signature, you will be able to do the task without expenses.
So how Store Manager does the task: it scans your simple products and checks attributes assigned, then you select on the basis of which attributes to create parent product and after that it is automatically created with simple items associated to it.
Here is step-by-step tutorial on the process -
and also video tutorial - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggee7an8Dgs