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Problem with configurable products
 
itguru
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Hi

I’m having a bit of a problem setting up a configurable product based on several simple products. Everything was going well until I got to around 15 simple products. Once I exceeded that I encountered some odd behaviour:

Initially I got a 500 internal server error, I found a solution on the forums which said to de-associate the simple products and then re-associate them. This initially worked but then the following things happened:

I only had half the simple products associated
Some of the ones that were associated had no prices assigned
I assigned prices and then re-associated them, then couldn’t display the page
I then lost all the associated simple products from the dropdown list

Each time I de-associate and re-associate the simple products I get one or more of the above occur, I can never seem to get all them displayed as they should be. I currently have 39 simple products to associate, but will have another 200 or so before i finish!

My site is hosted by 1 and 1 but I don’t think the problem is with them.

I’m not sure if this is a bug or something I am doing wrong! Does anyone have any suggestions?

Is there a better, faster way of doing this, maybe by entering the details into a spreadsheet and then somehow importing that into the database?

Many thanks
Mark

 
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Tiff
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I am able to add 26 drop-down simple products within my config product without any errors (alphabet / monogram options.)

Perhaps you’re not creating the simple products properly?

Do you do it from the “Associated Products” Quick-Create within the config. product?

 
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itguru
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Hmmm, well initially I was creating simple products using the full process, but about halfway through I realised you could do it quicker by the way you suggest so I started doing that. Could it be having a mixture of the two could be causing the problems?

Thanks
Mark

 
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Update: I read somewhere that it could just be a performance issue with 1 and 1 shared hosting, so I setup a new account with SimpleHelix and it all seems ok now!!

 
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