Bulk Products Creation

The Bulk Products Creation screen is pretty straightforward when you look closely at it. It's easy to get freaked out by it, but it is not that hard once you've done the underlying product type.

This article assumes that you have installed and enabled the Bulk Products Creation Module. If you haven't done that you need to do that first! :)

First, build your product type, including the variable fields you need. See http://www.drupalcommerce.org/node/290

Then - Store - Products - Bulk Add Products and select the product type you have prepared.

On the Bulk Add Products screen:

Make up the base of the SKU - all the part of the SKU that is common to all products that you are creating. for instance if you are selling various coloured T shirts, you might have TS as the common part of the SKU. The system will add the variable automatically.

Add the common part of the Title

Add the other details as appropriate for your product. Usually at least the price.

Select which variable you want the system to generate products for.

Then just either create the products, or create the products and the display. There is a button for each.

The system works well, except that it cannot handle a variety of prices. For instance, if you sell different sized packs with different prices, the system can easily generate the different sized packs but they will all have the same price. This is a pretty severe limitation that the developers might want to have a look at.