Configurable products in Magento 1.9 contains one or more linked simple products, that’s why we must include simples and configurable in a batch import file. Unfortunately, in Magento 1.9 there is a small limitation that won’t allow you to link imported configurable and simple products, here where our extension comes to help with it.

Configurable products import file configuration steps

  1. Add simple product rows.
  2. Add configurable product row.
  3. At the configurable row fill following attributes: "configurable_attributes", "configurable_children"
    Field nameAvailable valuesDescription
    configurable_attributes String value Configurable attributes separated by comma
    configurable_children String value Simple product SKUs separated by comma
    Configurable product attributes configuration
  4. Run import using profiles.

You can download the CSV import file example here.