In the previous blog post, we provided you detailed instruction on how to add a new product attribute in Magento 2 before creating a product. Today, we continue to introduce about the way to create attribute sets which are known as lists of product attributes determining all characteristics of products.
In Magento 2, the default attribute set includes a list of commonly-used attributes and is often used in case admin only add a small number of attributes. However, if products have many characteristics, admin need to create additional attribute sets for these characteristics to describe products.
1. Create an Attribute Set
You go to Store → Attribute → Attribute Set to start adding a new attribute set.
Click Add New Set and edit Attribute set name.
- In Name: enter a name for the attribute set.
- In Based On: choose an existing attribute set which can be used as a template.
For example, default Magento 2 provides some available attribute sets such as Default, Bag, Bottom, Gear and so on.
- Click Save, and you will see a page as below:
+ The first column shows you the name of Attribute Set which is only available for internal use and can be easily changed.
+ The Groups column shows you a list of selected attribute groups in advance.
+ The Unassigned Attributes column shows you a list of attributes which are not assigned to any attribute sets.
Therefore, by dragging attributes of the Unassigned Attributes column to a folder in the Groups column, you can add a new attribute to the set.
- Finally, click Save to finish.
2. Create a New Attribute Group
In the above page, you click Add New from the Groups column to create a new attribute group
- Enter a name for the group in the popup and click OK.
- Then you can drag attributes from other groups to this new one or also drag unassigned attributes to it.
The new group becomes a part of the attributes of any product which is based on the attribute set.
3. How to Import Many Attribute Sets to Magento 2 Websites
Instead of manually adding product attribute and attribute set one by one, you can simplify your work by using Magento 2 Import Export Product Attribute extension. This module helps you to import product attributes; product attribute sets, … to Magento 2 site via a CSV file. Therefore, you can save more time, effort as well as human resources than manually doing everything.
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