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How to update a product without creating a variant?

Louis-Pierre T. Létourneau
on 2/19/16, 2:29 PM 554 views


If I understood correctly, you can update a product with its ID... 

Suppose I import this product .csv :

External ID;name;purchase_ok;sale_ok;standard_price


 And then, I import another .csv to modify or add details to the same product  

External ID;product_variant_ids/seller_ids/name;product_variant_ids/seller_ids/currency_id;standard_price


Why does it create a 2nd variant for this product, and how can I avoid it?


I'm using odoo 9, localhost db.

Louis-Pierre T. Létourneau
on 2/19/16, 2:32 PM

According to Ray Carnes (https://www.odoo.com/fr_FR/forum/help-1/question/what-is-an-external-id-and-what-is-its-uses-95070), importing an UPDATE with an External ID of an existing record should not create an INSERT (or in this case VARIANT?)... But it actually does, also reported by E.M. (https://www.odoo.com/fr_FR/forum/help-1/question/does-reimporting-same-external-id-a-product-create-a-variant-95243#). In my settings - products - product variants - no variants on products is checked.

Louis-Pierre T. Létourneau
on 2/19/16, 4:03 PM

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