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I guess I am missing something. I want to be able to assign a sku for all products no matter what color, size finish etc. Am I literally going to have to create a simple product for each to do so. Can someone explain this to me?? I am pretty sure I should be using a configurable product but do not understand how to assign a sku to ie: the finish on a bolt etc as from the manufacturer these all have different values.