Import Issue – Dead Products

I really like Magento, and I like the import (even if it can be slow). If you put the right data in, it works well and its pretty good at checking your data before you import it… but I have recently discovered an issue which does not appear to be well documented so here I am documenting it.

It may seem obvious but if you assign custom attributes to a product say pack_size to a product which does not have that attribute in its assigned attribute set – it will kill the product edit screen for the product,┬áto the point it will only load the left hand navigation and then it dies.It will also kill your product in the front end of the site.

So just be careful what you assign to your products!