Configurable product creation - Improve SKUs generating for Associated products

Configurable product creation - Improve SKUs generating for Associated products

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Jan 26, 2018
Yana Kostyk wrote
Currently, associated product SKUs are generated basing on attribute values and parent product SKU.
For customers, whose configurable products are generated basing on more than one attribute, it would be nice to have the ability to generate SKU in some kind of attribute value abbreviation or random unique code.

This can help to avoid exaggerating allowed characters number at SKU and help to make SKU look unique.

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Mar 02, 2018
Vincent Felix wrote
Hi Yana! I agree! Maybe there should be a custom SKU creator as most companies I know make their internal SKUs based on product attributes i.e.

If product is a 3M 984F Cubitron Disc 125 mm x 22 mm P36, our SKU would be

DISC12522P36984F3M

Again, pulled out of the attribute, meaning if we had an access to a custom SKU generator (preferably with custom text also allowed, like in MS Excel i.e. ="DISC"&DIAMETER&HOLE&"GRIT"&MANUFACTURER

as an example. Kindly let us know if this feature ever gets approved!
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Mar 02, 2018
Yana Kostyk agent wrote
Thanks for your comments.

Let's wait for more votes.
Aug 01, 2019
Lincoln Tran wrote
Also in my case, the attribute code order is currently not configurable. For example, the user should have the ability to re-order the attribute from:

SKU-ATTRIUBUTE1-ATTRIBUTE2 to SKU-ATTRIBUTE2-ATTRIBUTE1

In Magento one, there is an extension called automatic quick configurables where the attribute order is defined by {shortcode}, where the user can define the order (or any other string of text):

Input: stylenumber123-{colorcode}-{sizecode}-anytext
Output: stylenumber123-03-XS-anytext

Input2: stylenumber123-{sizecode}-{jersey_number}
Output: stylenumber123-XS-4

The ability to sort the variation skus becomes very important when the user wishes to Sort SKUs by ascending/descending order. In my case, I wish to sort my shirts by style number and then color. But currently, output for sku results in Style-Size-color. It is not possible for me to sort by Style-Color in this case.
Aug 01, 2019
Lincoln Tran wrote
It should also be noted that there was a vote for this improvement in a different feature request.
Aug 01, 2019
Lincoln Tran wrote
One other comment:

Magento 2 default behavior gives me the desired outcome of: STYLE-COLOR-SIZE. So I will be using Magento 2 to create my associated products. Its a shame that I can't use Store Manager for this operation.