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Simple to configurable product convert

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Simple to configurable product convert

Hi, 

 

Is there any way to convert Simple product to configurable product? I have 3,000 products all should be configurable product. The option I can do it manually. 

For Magento 1.9

 

Thanks 

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Re: Simple to configurable product convert

By default in Magento 1.x there is no option to change product type after item is created. So if you do not want re-create products with correct types, you can either use some script or extension.

 

If you are interested in second variant, I can offer you app - Store Manager for Magento that includes functionality to change product type from any to any. Here is the article with video to see how it works in action -
Converting Magento Simple Products into Configurable

 

The app is paid, however, you can download 2-week fully-functional version from my signature and cope with the task without any fees (no cc or paypay required).

Store Manager for Magento 1.x and 2.x - inventory management tool to automatically update products, customers, orders, and other data across multiple sales channels and suppliers.

Re: Simple to configurable product convert

Another free option would be to use Magento Import/Export functionality, to export all products into CSV, update product type to the configurable, and then reimport it.

 

For example, here you have some explanation how to do import/export with Data Profiles:

https://www.templatemonster.com/help/magento-how-to-exportimport-data-in-csv-files.html

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Re: Simple to configurable product convert

Converting Magento Simple Products into Configurable This option It is too expensive, there are people (https://www.fiverr.com/) who adds 2000 products for less money
 then price of Converting Magento Simple Products into Configurable

 

Re: Simple to configurable product convert

As I have already mentioned, you can download tree trial of the app, it is fully-functional for 14 days. So you can convert your products from simple to configurable during this time without any fees.

Store Manager for Magento 1.x and 2.x - inventory management tool to automatically update products, customers, orders, and other data across multiple sales channels and suppliers.

Re: Simple to configurable product convert

If you are planning to use Simplio online product configurator along with Magento you may want to contact them directly. 

Re: Simple to configurable product convert

Hi I also have an issue where I need to convert simple products to configurable, I have followed your export/import advise but it didn't work, I change the product name so I could check that the import did upload but the product type stayed as simple?

 

Please help as I need to do this asap.

 

Thanks

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