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Working with variant product parent/child relationships

This topic describes how to associate child products to a parent product and assign their Variant Trait Values.

Child products should have pricing, content and images PRIOR to setting them up as variant products.

Create a parent product

The parent product is a placeholder to which the child products are associated. The parent product does not represent a part stored within your ERP system, and should be set up as such:

  1. Go to Admin Console > Catalog > Products.
  2. Click Add Product to create a new product record.
  3. Within the Details tab, enter data in the Product Number and Product Title fields. At the bottom of the list, ensure the ERP Managed and Track Inventory toggles are set to OFF.
  4. Within the Content tab, click Create Revision within the content section to add a description of the parent product. If more formatting or customization is necessary, click Source.
  5. Within the Images tab, add one or more sets of Small/Medium/Large images for the product set.
  6. Click Save in the Revision window.
  7. Assign the Product to a Category within the Category finger tab.
  8. Click Save in the Secondary Header.

Add a variant class to a parent product

  1. Go to Admin Console > Catalog > Product.
  2. Locate the parent product from the record list and click the Edit button.
  3. Select the Variants tab, select a Variant Type using the Variant Type drop-down .
  4. Click Save in the secondary header.

Assign child products to a parent product

  1. From the Variants tab of the parent product, click Assign Child Variants.
  2. Using the checkboxes, select the products that will be child products of the parent product.
  3. Click Assign.
  4. Click Done.
  5. Click Save to save the child product association and click the X to exit the assignment screen.
  6. Continue this process for each child product.
  7. Click Save in the secondary header.

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    Note

    Rebuilding the Product Search Index is required before the Variant Products will be available on the website.


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