Hello dear community,
I created a csv file with four different variants (same product with four different colors). Each product in the csv has one link to a picture. This link I put in the "Variant image" column.
I don't receive any error message while uploading the csv, and after the import the product page shows the variants of the four different colors with a dropdown.
But there are no pictures shown. If I put the link in the "image src" column of the csv instead the pictures are shown. But with this, the pictures are not referred to the variants, and won't change if I change the variant with the dropdown, so the customer might order a wrong color.
I have no idea what I'm doing wrong, I would appreciate any help a lot!
I use minimal theme.
My shop is
and the password is
The link to the product is
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unfortunately I still can't figure it out why the variant pictures are not taken for variants, only for the general product.
I tried with the Image Position, but it has no effect. I tried to follow the structure of a csv export file when I add the pictures manually, but I'm getting more confused with this.
This is an example line of a variant that I exported:
And this is the line that I create to import:
I understand why there is one more "," in my line after the handle, because I created an additional "collection" column after "type". But I have absolutely no clue, why there are so many extra commas before the 2nd picute URL (Variant Image URL).
I hope that somebody can help me here. The picture as follows shows how the product looks like after I import my csv.
Thank you all!!!
This is an accepted solution.
I guess I found the problem, and the solution. My CSV file was not in the right format. I used the description of the shopify help here:
The problem is, that many variables are not described under "Product CSV file format", but they're in the header. So I created just about 35 Variables in my CSV, actually there are more than 46 Variables, separated with commas. I'm really wondering that with this mistake I can upload correctly all products without variants, and with variants these problems shows up that some functions are not working, but still no error while importing my csv.
Please, shopify team, prvent other people from losing so much time than I did, and complete the description of the chapter "Product CSV file format". Many fields (Google stuff mostly) is not described, and I just wrote my VBA Code to create the csv with this description. Interesting that everything worked so far until I tried to create variants. Please change that!!!