# 20231121 Product Type Import is not Idempotent

Date: 2023-11-21

# Status


# Context

Idempotence is the concept of being able to execute the same process multiple times and getting an identical outcome. The Product Type Importer is currently not able to satisfy this.

If the importer gets invoked with one or more product types already existing in Commercetools, the CTP API will throw an error.

# Decision

We are aware of this shortcoming and plan to fix it in the future. For now, users will have to delete product types manually before re-importing.