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Extremely slow performance with configurable products. 
 
pgb315
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Joined:  2009-01-24
 

When selling custom printed apparel, the concept of configurable products sounds interesting at first. 

If a t-shirt is available in 50 colors and 20 sizes (infant 6 month - adult 6XL), you need 1000 simple products.  If I create a configurable product with just a few of those colors available, the performance of the cart is very fast (I’m on a dedicated server).  If I associate all 1000 simple products to the configurable product, the page load time goes from less than 2 seconds to 20 seconds.

Is this normal?  Is there a way to optimize this?  I’ve got the cache turned on and I’m running the flat catalog.

 
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