I just went back through and read your response #2 on this thread, and understand it much better now after coming up to speed. I've spent the afternoon trying to code the stock ability into the products-options.csv. I'll keep trying, but any insights you have would be appreciated. I'm not sure what to join the tables on, because, like you said, stock is tracked off "sku" while that is not a key in the other relevant schemas.
Any idea why this is set up so backwards in the first place? seems like their would be an easier way to do this