The associated products SKU is not included in search? 

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I mainly use grouped product that are visible in “Catalog & Search”.

Their associated single products are no “Visible Iindividually”.

I’d like to seach the store using the associated product SKU and display the main product (the grouped one) in the results.

But it does not work. If I search by the name of the associated product the grouped product is found in the query, but not the associated product SKU.

So, how do I include the associated product’s SKU in the search?



user_4910Tue, 13 Mar 2012


An easy way to do this is to add a new product attribute that is searchable, but otherwise not displayed on the front-end. For each product, add the sku (and any other search terms that might not be in the product name or description, separated by spaces) to the new product attribute.

Of course, this is easy if you only have a handful of products in your store… with several hundred (or thousand) products, it’s not so easy. My plan is to use Magento’s import function to import the sku into the new product attribute. I am starting from scratch (no products in the store right now), so it should be relatively easy to accomplish. I don’t know, but it might be fairly easy to setup the product attribute, export all products from Magento, populate the new field in the dresulting file by copying from the sku column, then re-import back to Magento. Haven’t tried it myself.

It would be great if there was a setting that included the sku of simple products that are part of grouped products. Maybe it’s a simple mod that someone can perform. I might give it a shot myself if I can find the time.

user_4294Thu, 12 Jan 2012

Pdubb - 12 January 2012 03:15 PM

Really wish someone could chime in on this…

I just signed up, to specifically ask this question. I would be interested in knowing what the issue is, because I’m experiencing the same thing as well. Any feedback or tips would be appreciated.

Thanks, in advance.

user_32008Thu, 12 Jan 2012


I’m in the same boat on this one. If you change the Associated Products (Simple Products) to “Search” they still pop up as individual item in the search and not the grouped product.

Really wish someone could chime in on this…

user_32007Tue, 15 Nov 2011



Did you manage to solve this one, as i am in the same situation..  I need to be able to search for the Simple SKU that are in a group product, the simple SKU is not visible individually, Also i do not want to search for the group SKU as it’s not needed.


user_32006Fri, 15 Oct 2010


Where you able to figure this out?

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