Support » Plugin: Woocommerce CSV importer » CSV importer not working – product_type

  • Hi there,

    I am having a problem with the importer.

    First of all – why can’t you delete products? On every program I have used like this (which have always been free) there is a ‘delete’ column and you just hit yes.

    The main problem I am having is that I can’t change the product_type. I want to set all my products to ‘variable’. They’re currently ‘simple’.

    The odd thing is I’m sure I had it working with no problems earlier, but now it doesn’t respond. It’s like it’s ignoring the column completely, even though I have it mapped.

    What’s also odd is if I do an export, the exported spreadsheet doesn’t even have a product_type column (I set a couple of products to variable manually to see if they came up).

    I have no idea what’s going on and have spent so long trying to make it work I could have just changed all the items myself one by one. CSV is starting to feel like a bit of a waste of money 🙁

    Hope there is an easy solution.


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  • I should add I’ve tested it and other attributes and parameters seem to update fine (e.g. Price)

    You can just delete products from the “Products” section of Woocommerce; It’s hardly a major inconvenience (compared to other issues i’ve run into with this plugin & others).

    As far as I knew, product type was not a supported field in this plugin.. I’m curious how you managed to get it mapped and working before the error. If you could post what you did, I’m sure a lot of other people in this forum could benefit from it, and maybe even help you find a solution.

    Going the free way has its perks, but I’ve spent way too much time dealing with functionality and issues with both this plugin, and the other free one on github (

    Plugin Author allaerd



    If you really want all the stuff. Buy the one from woocommerce and stop crying. Make it your self but do not be a jerk!

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