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Does reimporting (same external id) a product create a variant?

on 1/5/16, 10:54 AM 738 views

I suspect that reimporting (same external id) a product creates a variant.

Is that the case? If so, is it possible to remove all variants for all products directly from database?


Ray Carnes

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Ray Carnes
On 1/6/16, 3:13 AM

Importing any kind of record with an External ID already in the system is treated as an UPDATE, not an INSERT (new record).

See https://www.odoo.com/forum/help-1/question/what-is-an-external-id-and-what-is-its-uses-95070

Ray, don't be too humble, that's a true answer, not a comment :-)

Ermin Trevisan
on 1/6/16, 3:14 AM

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Asked: 1/5/16, 10:54 AM
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