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Variations Advanced Bulk Operations

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This application allows do manipulations with variable products and their variations. In the Filter tab select variable products and do filtering, then press button shown on the screen below to see all operations you can do.

After clicking the button popup with tabs will appear:

Here you can do next:

  • Create new attributes for (all,filtered or selected) variable products
  • Set default combination of variations for (all,filtered or selected) variable products
  • Set order of variations for (all,filtered or selected) variable products
  • Attach new variations for (all,filtered or selected) variable products
  • Set Visibility to the products attributes for (all,filtered or selected) variable products
  • Swap variations for (all,filtered or selected) variable products
  • Delete combinations of variations or all variations from (all,filtered or selected) variable products

ATTENTION: if you will make mistake with attributes - not possible to roll back its from History, so to avoid mess of your shop data always make backup of the data base, for example by this plugin or by any one you know!

ATTENTION: all Bulk Operations with variations in this plugin can be done if attributes are created and selected in the product! WOOBE does not work with text attributes!!


Creating

  • Select 'variables products' by filter or by checkboxes select products for which you want apply this operation
  • Select attributes and their terms which combinations you want to generate
  • Click on button 'Generate possible combinations'
  • After clicking you will see all possible combinations which you can do (uncheck if not necessary) and also you can change order for this variations by drag-and-drop
  • Click on button 'Start BULK Adding!' and wait until the operation finish

Default combination

Means what variations will be predefined on the single product page when user visit it.

  • Select 'variables products' by filter or by checkboxes select products for which you want apply this operation
  • Set default combination of variations for (all,filtered or selected) variable products
  • Select combination of terms and their order
  • Click on button 'Apply combination' and wait until the operation finish

Ordering

Useful feature when you have a lot of products with the same attributes and you want to set your own custom order of products variations using menu order value.

  • Select 'variables products' by filter or by checkboxes select products for which you want to apply this operation
  • Paste in the textinput any product ID you think is relevant by your logic and has the same set of variations as selected products
  • Click button 'Get variations' or press Enter button on your keyboard
  • Using mouse - set the order of the product variations
  • Click on 'Start' button and wait until the operation finish

Attaching

This feature is useful when you created new attributes for the existed products and you want to attach that new attributes. So for example we had only color and size and now created new product attribute - material. Now we have to attach it to our existed attributes.

  • Select 'variables products' by filter or by checkboxes select products for which you want apply this operation
  • Select on the top drop-down new attribute which should be attached
  • After attributes loading select default term or leave it as is
  • Enter in the textinput any product ID which has the same set of attributes as all selected products you want to change
  • Click on button 'Get existed variations'
  • For all existed variations select new attribute term OR select 'ignore' to avoid attaching
  • After checking the data twice click on button 'Attaching' and wait until the operation finish

IMPORTANT: if attached attribute is already selected in the product and not marked as 'Used for variations' operation of attaching is not be done, so before attaching do 'Visibility' operation for the products attributes (see below)


Visibility

Here you can set attributes visibility and if the attributes can be used for variations!

  • Using 'Add attribute' button add drop-downs with the products attributes
  • Select any attribute you need
  • Check/Uncheck checkboxes of properties for the selected attribute
  • Click on 'Set visibility' button and wait until bulk operation finished

Swap

For example you have attributes attached to the products a long time. There already entered all data as prices,weight, height, etc.... In some time you understand that attribute_1 really should be attribute_2 in some products, and both attributes already existed. Of course you can remove old variations, generate new attributes for all that 500 products or one by one re-select attributes and set terms there, but really you just need by logic make a substitution of attributes without changing their data. In such case swap will help you.

  • Select 'variables products' by filter or using checkboxes select products for which you want apply this operation
  • Select attribute on the top drop-down and then term which should be swapped
  • Select on the bottom pair of drop-downs terms how to swap
  • Click on 'Swap' button and wait until the operation finish

IMPORTANT: if swap-attribute is already selected in the product and not marked as 'Used for variations' operation of swapping is not be done, so before swapping do 'Visibility' operation for the products attributes (see above)


Deleting

Here you can delete products attributes of the selected products. Also it is possible to delete only some combinations of the products attributes.

  • Select 'variables products' by filter or by checkboxes select products for which you want apply this operation
  • To delete all products variations in the second drop down select 'Delete all variations' and click on 'Start deleting' and wait until the operation finish
  • To delete only some variations (only one possible for 1 time) select attributes you need and select terms of that attributes. Ordering of terms doesn matter, matter only terms - so all attributes which are in variables-products should be selected even if they not selected in the variations. Click on 'Start deleting' and wait until the operation finish
  • If you have a lot of 'products variations' to delete, open WOOBE page in some tabs and select different combination to delete
  • Be care with this operation, and remember that it is not possible to make data rollback. Make database backups before!!

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