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How do I handle many product variations?

I am currently building a website for the company I work for and I ran into an issue where the product page will not load. We have a large number of SKUs which are mostly variations of the same few products. The product I am using to test the function of the website is a motorcycle rear sprocket. For this one product, there are approximately 1200 SKUs. I have a multi-value term reference field which is used to describe which motorcycles each SKU fits. Each term in my Motorcycles vocabulary has a field for the year, make, and model of the unique motorcycle the term represents.

I am dumbfounded as to where the problem is. The product display page loads nothing at all so I am not sure where to look to solve the issue. Any and all help would be appreciated!!

Thank you,

Asked by: Eric Magray
on September 1, 2014

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We support a field widget that turns off the Product reference field. So the first suggestion is to do just that. It will make your product displays load faster.

To manage your products and with which node they go to, we often recommend a spreadsheet CSV + Commerce Feeds to make updates. A slightly more robust way to do imports in a transactional way would be to use Commerce Migrate + CSV Source.

Good luck! When in doubt, take the cartridge out, shake it and blow the dust out. :D


Josh Miller
Answer by: Josh Miller
Posted: Sep 24, 2014