Creating individual Simple-products:
1. Navigate to the attribute set in which you want to create new products in cobby. Then scroll to the bottom of the spreadsheet and click on the first empty field under the spreadsheet in the row “Website – Storeview”.
2. Now click on the arrow on the right side of the field. You will see a drop-down list showing different Store Views to choose from. For this example we choose “All Store Views”.
3. All fields in red, in the just created new row, are mandatory and have to be filled before the new product can be saved to Magento. Some fields show a downward facing arrow at the right edge of the field to allow a selection to be made. When your cursor is set on a Select or MultiSelect attribute, the choices are presented in the cobby Task Pane on the right.
In order to create the new product as a Simple-product, choose „simple“ in the type column.
4. Once all required (red) fields are filled, you can save the new product by clicking on “Save Products”.
Creating individual Configurable-products:
1. The course of action is mostly the same as with new Simple-products. Fill in all required fields, but choose „configurable“ in the “Type” column.
2. The field “Grouped Attributes” controls which attributes are responsible for the assignment of simple products to the configurable product you are creating. Examples of typical grouped attributes are color or size. When you click on the field, the cobby Task Pane will show all valid attributes that are usable for this inside this attribute-set.
If a desired attribute is missing from this list, it is very likely that the attribute is not configured to be used to create Configurable Products. In Magento’s backend you can check if the “Use to create configurable product” option is set to “yes”.
3. Subsequently the field „Associated Products“ allows for simple products to either be entered by hand (separate each with a | Symbol), or to be selected from the cobby Task Pane. Be aware that only simple products that depict the grouped attributes’ attribute-options make sense here.
· A classification of the simple products that belong to a configurable product can also be done semi-automatically. For that to work, both products should share partly the same SKU.
· If you create the Configurable Product before you create the connected simple products, the configurables stay nicely grouped with their simple variants and are easy to manage and navigate.