Why New Created Products Do Not Update Automatically

Created by Annie Jones, Modified on Sun, 3 Sep, 2023 at 8:44 PM by Annie Jones


If you've recently created new products in your system and expected them to update automatically but found that they didn't, don't worry; this is not a malfunction. The system is designed this way for a specific reason. In this article, we will explain why newly created products do not update automatically and how to address this issue.

Understanding Bulk Editing

To comprehend why new products don't update automatically, it's crucial to understand the concept of bulk editing. Bulk editing is typically a one-time job initiated by the user. It's a process where multiple products are modified simultaneously based on certain criteria or parameters. This could involve changing prices, descriptions, or any other product attributes in bulk.

One-Time Operation

Bulk editing is intended to be a one-time operation. Once you initiate a bulk edit, the system processes all the specified changes, and once it's completed, the bulk edit job stops. This is done to ensure that the system doesn't continually update products and potentially disrupt your workflow or cause unintended changes.

Why New Products Don't Update Automatically

Now, let's address the primary question: why don't new products update automatically? When you create a new product, it is not automatically included in the bulk edit operation that you may have previously initiated. This separation is intentional and has a few key reasons:

1. Control: By not including newly created products in an ongoing bulk edit, you have more control over which products are affected by changes. You can choose when and how to update these new products separately.

2. Preventing Errors: Automatically including new products in a bulk edit can lead to unintended consequences and errors. Separating new products allows you to review and make specific changes to them if needed.

3. Workflow Efficiency: It ensures that bulk edits do not interfere with your regular workflow. You can plan and execute changes to new products separately, maintaining a clear and efficient process.

How to Update New Products

To update newly created products, you'll need to take a separate action. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

1. Identify New Products: First, identify the newly created products that you want to update.

2. Perform a Separate Edit: Once you've identified these products, initiate a new editing process specifically for them. This could involve using the same bulk editing tools but selecting only the new products.

3. Apply Desired Changes: Make the necessary changes to these new products according to your requirements.

4. Save Changes: After you've made the desired modifications, be sure to save your changes.


Understanding why new products don't update automatically is essential for effective product management. The separation between bulk editing and newly created products is a design choice aimed at providing control, preventing errors, and maintaining workflow efficiency. By following the steps outlined above, you can easily update your newly created products as needed, ensuring that your system operates smoothly and accurately.

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