I checked 1.2.0 and the SKU field is added to the products. I don’t really know what it is or why we need it (and certainly: why is it a required field?).
We do have the product name, why do we need the SKU field? Can’t this be autogenerated if it’s really necessary?
Edit: I sell services so you can imagine the need for an SKU is really not there… Would be great if it weren’t required.
It’s basically a unique identifier. Take a look here:
In the field of inventory management, a stock keeping unit (SKU /ˌɛsˌkeɪˈjuː, ˈsk(j)uː/) is a distinct type of item for sale, such as a product or service, and all attributes associated with the item type that distinguish it from other item types. For a product, these attributes could include manufacturer, description, material, size, color, packaging, and warranty terms. When a business takes inventory of its stock, it counts the quantity it has of each SKU.
SKU can also refer to a unique ident...
I don’t think it’s a good idea to be autogenerated, as many products came already with their own SKU.
I agree it shouldn’t be required, but this gives you a great chance to tidy up a little bit your services
For your info: I changed application/modules/products/models/mdl_products.php and looked for SKU and set the rules ‘required’ to rules ‘’. This works for me.