Why can I only add multiple option values when I create a product?

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I am relatively new to Shopify and am trying to add color and size options.  I only seem to be able to do it when I am creating a new product.  As you can see below the dialog allows me to add multiple values to each option, separated by commas.  

 

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When I go to edit the options for an existing product I can only delete values for options or add a new option with a single default value (see below).  When I try to add multiple values for an option I get the following error message: You can only add 1 variant at a time. Remove commas and try again.   My question is how do I add additional values to options for existing products.  How do I modify existing values for options?

 

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Hi ,

Hank here from Shopify. Really great question!

Essentially when you are creating a product, the system tries to make it easier for you by allowing you to add three options with commas to differentiate them. Once created, they turn into what's known as a Variant.14-23-mefkh-77xvk

 

 

So as the product has been created, it changes how you create the options, as they are now known as variants. So you would click on the option to add variant.14-23-z8bjs-m3gny

 

I have a great guide here about adding variants to an existing product, that includes a video about the process.

 

Similarily enough there is a way to remove existing options or variants. I have another guide that goes through the steps here.


Let me know how you get on with this, or if you have any further questions for me!

 

All the best, Hank.

Hank | Social Care @ Shopify 
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Thanks Hank. I discovered this from a tutorial. Loving Shopify! What a
great product.
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