Automatic SKU generation

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Tourist
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Hello

Can anyone tell me if Shopify will automatically generate SKU's?

During my demo I though it did, but having loaded up some existing products Shopify is not generating SKU's for new products. Could the imported SKU's be interfering? or was I mistaken before.

I can't find any settings anywhere.

The various articles I've found seem to be offering a variety of answers as to whether Shopify will or won't generate them so I am none the wiser.

I don't care what the format is as long as they are unique

I will appreciate any help

thanks

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Shopify Partner
69 12 23

Hi,

As far I as know, Shopify does not generate SKU's for your products automatically.

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Tourist
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Thanks Jayvin

 

It is such a basic feature, it is a bit like discovering Shopify doesn't support product prices or product pictures...

seems like I might have misremembered from the demo store I built and I need to reconsider if Shopify will work for me.

 

kind regards

 

James

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Hi Jamesmac, 

This is technically possible, but would require you to use the Product creation webhook. When the product is created it would send a request to a server to create a SKU.

An easier way to do this might be to export the products to a .csv file and create an excel function that creates a SKU. After that re-upload the .csv with overwrite selected.

Let me know,

Kyle 

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