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Editing and deleting variants
Editing and deleting variants

Edit/delete product or material variants to ensure accurate inventory management and data organization.

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Written by Dayvid Lorbiecke
Updated over a week ago

Edit or delete variants for products and materials, to ensure accurate inventory management. By updating attributes such as size, color, or other specifications, you ensure that your inventory data remains current and well-organized.

Select an existing variant from the product or material list to open the item card, where you can edit all variants related to the item.

Editing variants

Each variant is a separate row in the table at the bottom of the product or material card. You can edit variant code, sales price or purchase price, and variant option values for each variant. The safety stock level for each variant can be edited in the Stock screen.

You can edit variant options by clicking Open configuration....

Existing option values cannot be edited, so you have to delete an existing entry and then create a new one in order to edit an option value.

Open configuration button which opens the variant configuration window in a product card

Deleting variants

You can delete variants individually or in bulk.

To delete variants individually

  1. Navigate to the Items screen, find your product or material variant, and click on the item to open the item card.

  2. Click on the trash can icon at the end of the variant item in the variants table at the bottom.

    Delete options for rows in a product card

To delete variants in bulk

  1. Navigate to the Items screen. Check the boxes of variants you want to delete.

  2. Click the trash can icon at the top right and select Items from the dropdown.

    Bulk deletion option for products in the items screen

    For either case, Katana will notify you when a variant is currently used on open orders or product recipes. You can still delete variants if they are actively used. On orders, a deleted item will be displayed with a strikethrough.

Deleting variant options and values

Navigate to the item card and click on Open configuration... for variants. Variant option values can be deleted by clicking on the 'x' next to their name. Variant options can be deleted from the trash can button at the end of the Option row.

Delete options in the variant configuration window

Note: You can disable variants for a product or material by deleting all variant option rows.

Editing variants in bulk

You can edit data for existing variants in bulk using our import template. Read more about updating existing product variants and updating existing material variants.

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