Adding a new product

Last modified by br_olli on Fri, June 25, 2010 09:17
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Here is how you can add a product using Magento backend.

//create a new product
try {
  $newProduct = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')
    ->setName('4You T Shirt')
  echo 'OK Product ID: '.$newProduct->getId();
catch (Mage_Core_Exception $e) {
  echo $e->getMessage();
catch (Exception $e) {
  echo $e;

You can set any other attribute by using universal setter function setData($attribute_code, $value) or for example for shirt size: setShirtSize($value). Varian object translates it automatically into setData(’shirt_size’, $value).

If you want to update existing product, call $newProduct→load($id) before setting any attributes.

Edit: Thanks to Bojan for this article. I tried this with Magento and realized after some searching that there is the product type id missing, which is required to add a product. So i added this “→setTypeId(’simple’)” to save others people time to search.

To add an image to the products galery add this method to the code above: addImageToMediaGallery($file, $mediaAttribute, $move, $exclude)

@param string $file file path of image in file system

@param string|array $mediaAttribute code of attribute with type ‘media_image’, leave blank if image should be only in gallery

@param boolean $move if true, it will move source file

@param boolean $exclude mark image as disabled in product page view


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