Enabling / Disabling Products in Bulk – Magento 1

There are two ways to easily enable / disable products in bulk in Magento 1.

The first is to go to CATALOG > PRODUCTS, mark off on the left hand side which products you want to disable, then on the actions dropdown (top right of the table) check on ‘change status’ and then a new dropdown will appear – status – which you need to set to ENABLED or DISABLED – depending whether you want to enable or disable your products.

For more than just a few select products, it’s much better to use the CSV import option.  Prepare a csv file with two columns headed by sku and status (please note – case sensitive).

Enter the SKU on one cell and next to it in the next cell (same row) enter 1 for ENABLED or 2 for DISABLED.  Once you import the csv file, any sku’s marked with 1 or 2 will be enabled/disabled respectively.

DOWNLOAD SAMPLE CSV

Now navigate to SYSTEM > IMPORT / EXPORT > FAST BULK PRODUCT IMPORT > IMPORT PROFILES and select

Click on RUN PROFILE in the top right hand side

Browse for your prepared CSV file, select it, ensuring there are no errors, and ‘RUN PROFILE’.

David

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