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Bulk Delete Mistaken Variants - Bug?

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Hi All,

Store site here: Shop the Lab — Two Moons - Limited Edition AI Print Shop

I've got a very large inventory of items, which I have bulk uploaded to my shop using a .csv. I decided to edit my variant names to include mm dimensions, but it seems when I uploaded the .csv, SquareSpace retained the previous variants (despite none of the product id's changing....)

Is this a bug, or have I done something wrong? I can't seem to figure out a way to update the variants to only include those with dimensions (or those without for that matter). Please tell me I don't have to manually delete nearly 500 products and reupload them? 

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I was able to update a variant name ( Option Name n ) in the CSV file.

I did an initial import of some test products. I then exported the products for the store to a CSV file. The exported file contains new data that SS added as part of the import process.

I then updated an option name on one of the products.

I then imported the CSV which updated the info in the store page.

Give this process a try and let us know how it goes.

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At first I thought that might work! Had realised my first attempt at uploading the edited CSV, I had not used a directly exported file from SS, but rather edited an existing. Meaning many of the variants did not have the SS assigned IDs within them.

However, I have just re-exported a fresh inventory, and I can see all variants with associated Ids and SKUs. I've deleted the variants which I do not want. Reuploading this .csv has not removed the extra variants.

I then tried the same process but updated Option Name 1 to "Print Size" from "Size" to see if it made any difference. I got an "Unknown error, please upload manually" response for each product.

Is there maybe a way to just completely restart my inventory and upload a fresh .csv? Have I not understood your instructions, maybe?

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I've deleted the variants which I do not want. Reuploading this .csv has not removed the extra variants.

I don't think you can delete data via a CSV import. The import again process is only for updating information.

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Is there maybe a way to just completely restart my inventory and upload a fresh .csv?

You can certainly start over. Just create a new Store page and then use the URL slug from the new store page in your CSV import.

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Thanks! This is what I ultimately did for anyone looking in future. Be careful what you upload, because removing it is tough! I just deleted the products in the existing page, and reuploaded everything. 

Oddly, however, my deleted products within a store seem to live on as "Deleted" entries. Perhaps the best way in future is to do as you suggest and delete the entire store page?

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