If you need to create a new product in your X-Cart store and know that you already have a similar product in the store catalog, you can create the new product by cloning the existing one.

To create a product by cloning:

  1. Go to the Products section of the store back end and find the product that you would like to use as a basis for the new one. Select this product by placing a check mark opposite its name in the first column of the product list. If necessary, you can select more than one product.

  2. Choose to clone the selected product(s) with the Clone selected tool.

  3. When prompted, confirm your intention to clone the selected product(s).

    The store will create an exact copy of the product selected at the previous step (exact in everything but the product SKU; the SKU will be generated based on the original SKU with the addition of “-clone-N”, where N is the clone number id). xc5_products_clone_sku.png

  4. Edit the information of the clone product as you require.

  5. Save the changes.

If you have selected multiple products at Step 2, the resulting clone products will be shown to you as a list on a separate page. You will be able to edit and save each of them separately. Note that you can access the page with your clone products at any time via the Cloned products item in your back end menu (Catalog > Cloned products). xc5_products_cloned_products.png