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Creating a Super Complex Configurable Product for 10,000 Items: How do I avoid creating 60 simple products for each item? 
 
bleubeard
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So I have a store that sells custom artwork. The works are available in 10 sizes, in two mediums, and with 3 different choices of frames. That is 60 simple products for each configurable item. That wouldn’t be so bad if I only had to do it once, and then every duplicated item had all the options and prices all ready. What can I do to automate this? Why can’t I just assign a pricing value to each drop-down listing, and avoid creating the 60 simple product combinations?

 
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Hello,

There is the way to automate this task and automatically create all the variations of simple products instead of creating each related simple product one-by-one. You can do it using Store Manager for Magento tool. Free 2-weeks test version you can download here -
http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/store-manager-for-magento.html

Here is also the article with step-by-step tutorial with video on how to perform the process -
http://www.mag-manager.com/useful-articles/tipstricks/how-to-create-all-combinations-of-simple-products-that-belong-to-main-magento-configurable-product-in-2-clicks

 
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