Variations of variable product data can be updated without explicit reference to its parent SKU or even without causing any distortion to the existing data. For example, there can be instances where you need to alter the price of a product without altering any other data of the product. This scenario can be easily handled using the Product Import Export plugin.
Let us consider a sample CSV as shown below for demonstrating this scenario:
There are two variables namely B11V1 and B11V2 for the product with SKU B11. The current sale price of the product is shown to be $9 and $10.
Let us change the sale_price of the products from the current value and import it without specifying any reference to its parent_sku. The resultant CSV file will look like the one as shown below:
Now, import this updated CSV in the usual manner. Click here, to know more about how the products are imported.
It can be seen that the merge is successful and the sale_price of the product has been updated successfully as shown below.
In this manner, child products can be updated without explicitly linking it with its parent SKU.