You can create a Configurable Product in Magento 2 through many variations and the Configurable Product differs from a Single product by a drop-down list of option for each variation. That means it is simple for you to track inventory for the product variation because an option is actually a simple product with a unique SKU. This advance is the thing you could have when creating a simple product with custom options, however, it is impossible to track inventory for each variation by that way. Although it takes much time to set up a configurable product, you can save time in the long term of your business’s growing. Therefore, the configurable product type is a good choice for products with multiple options.
Although the configurable product is included many options which need to set up, it is incorrect if its settings are said to be diffcult and complicated. This tutorial will give a clear guide to complete the task easily.
How to create Configurable Product in Magento 2 is presented in the following steps.
Products. Then under
Add Productmenu, select
To choose Product Template, you can follow one of two ways:
Product Detailssection, enter the product
SKUthat is based on the product name, or enter another value.
Tax Class. The default setting is “Taxable Goods.”
Product Onlineswitch to the “Off” position.
Images and Videosbox.
camera tile, and navigate to the image file on your computer. Then, select the image, and click
Open. A placeholder appears until an image is uploaded. If you prefer, you can later add video to the gallery.
Quantityfield is not available because it’s determined by each product variation.
Category, do one of the following:
Show Listicon to view the
Categorytree. Then, drill down through the available categories, and click on each category that you want to assign to the product.
New Category. Enter the
Category Nameand choose the
Parent Categoryto determine its position in the menu structure. Then, click
Descriptiondirectly into the text box, and format as needed. Then, click
Submit. You can also use the
WYSIWYG Editorfor additional control.
This is a good time to save your work. In the next step, you’ll set up the configurations for each variation of the product.
Follow 7 steps to know how to configure multiple colors and multiple sizes for each Configurable Product. It is simple when you only need to create Simple products with unique SKUs and then combine all of variations together. Remember to keep an eye on the progress bar at the top of the page, which will show where you are in the process and what the next step for you is.
Product Details, expand the
Configurationssection. Then, click on
Create New Attribute,and
Save Attributeafter completing the attributes properties. Then, mark the checkbox to select the attribute.
Create New Value. Enter the value of the new input, then click on the Enter arrow.
The images, pricing and quantity will be set in this step while you can choose only one option for each of them. It is possible to select the same or unique setting or you can skip the setting for now.
Choose the configuration options that apply.
Apply single set of images to all SKUs.
Apply unique images by attribute to each SKU.
Apply single price to all SKUs.
Apply unique prices by attribute to each SKU.
Apply single quantity to each SKU.
Apply unique quantity by attribute to each SKU.
Nextin the upper-right corner to continue.
Generate Productto add the product to your catalog. The product variations now appear at the bottom of Product Details in the Configuration section.
Product Onlineto the On or Off depending on whether you are ready or not to publish the products in the catalog.
Save & Closeto finish the generating.
Cache Managementlink in the system message to fush new cache and refresh the invalid cache.
Approve to set a different image for each variation in the shopping cart thumbnail if you need.
Stores. Then under Settings, choose
Checkout. Then, expand the
Configurable Product Image, select “Product Thumbnail Itself”.
Save Configto complete.
As soon as the product is online, click on the arrow in the
Admin in the upper-right corner, and choose
Customer View to see them on the frontend.
Reference: Magento 2 User Guide
It comes to the end of tutorial: How to create Configurable Product in Magento 2.