Magento: Adding Downloadable Product To A Bundle

After googling for ages, I could not find an answer to bundling downloadable product, as in the downloadable product will not appear under the bundle items search section. After some tough digging, I noticed magento community version 1.6 only accepts virtual and simple product in a bundle.

the config is at app/code/core/Mage/Bundle/etc/config.xml, about line 103.

To get downloadable items to appear under bundle items search, update the xml to


Wondering why they only allow simple and virtual products? Perhaps downloadable products are buggy or not well testing if bundled?

One more thing, also make sure the downloadable product has “Links can be purchased separately” set to “No” as well.

A lot of people would be bundling downloadable product in magento… I hope varien would consider fixing this in the next update.

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6 Responses to Magento: Adding Downloadable Product To A Bundle

  1. webshop magento

    Besides running repeated tests, Magento TAF is also employed to produce screening and write test automation scripts. Test automation scripts produced inside framework is also employed for screening most Magento functionality. And we’re always updating the Selenium-based framework to cover even much more testing and meet users’ broad needs.

  2. Björn

    Thank You.

    I’ve searched many hours to solve this problem. Sometimes i think Varien never used or tested the System before release… ^^

  3. Marc

    Thanks for sharing 🙂
    Have you tested this in a production environment?
    Any problems with using downloadable products in a bundle?

  4. Dustin

    This solution worked fine on CE 1.5.1, but I haven’t found anyone who’s made it work with CE 1.6.1 or newer. I am using CE 1.7., and it does not seem to work. I have not found a solution. Any ideas? I’ll let you know if I find a solution.

    Magento’s Issue Report on the topic also has no real solution. See:

  5. Alex Hoyle

    also need to change Enable Qty Increments to NO in inventory of downloadble

  6. Alex Hoyle

    Actually the issue is when you have a sample file attached to the download, cant have a sample for a file.