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joshribakoff/magento-sample-products

  • Sunday, October 13, 2013
  • by joshribakoff
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The README.md

Intro

I had a need to create 100s or even 1,000s of Magento products for debugging purposes. This tool creates X number of products "product 1", "product 2", etc.. for the SKU/name for Magento testing purposes. Actually it creates a CSV full of sample products for importing into Magento., (*1)

Usage

Call it on the command line as you would expect:, (*2)

php create.php

It will write the output CSV to stdout, so feel free to pipe that to a file, (*3)

php create.php > out.csv

You can then call Magento's import on that file to import the sample products into your Magento store., (*4)

You can specify the number of sample products to create, (*5)

php create.php --number=100 > out.csv

It will use the default pricing/values from the seed.csv, except for SKU & name which are set to "skuN" and "product N" respectively, where N is an increasing number., (*6)

Importing

Magento's import/export is.... let's just say "less than desirable". I ran into bugs like categories not being assigned, and its slow as shit. There's a 3rd party tool which does a wonderful job - https://github.com/dweeves/magmi-git, (*7)

The Versions

13/10 2013