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How to Create Product Attribute Sets in Magento 2

Creating product attributes and attribute sets are a very important part of the Magento system. Store owners should create product attribute first and then create product attribute sets. Remember that you are enable to change an attribute set which is assigned to a product even after the product has been created.

Product Attribute Sets contain various attributes to describe characteristics of products. Thanks to it, store owners can quickly import all information in bulk. Besides 14 attribute sets provided in the default Magento 2, you can create new sets for your store. In the previous topic, I showed you the way to Create Product Attribute. In this topic, I will continue to show you the way to create product attribute sets.

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What is Magento Product Attribute?

Magento’s product attributes are a versatile tool for specifying characteristics in a catalog, including color, size, and more. These attributes allow you to highlight any distinctive information about a product. You can choose from attribute types like:

  • Text Field
  • Text Area
  • Date
  • Yes/No
  • Multiple Select
  • Dropdown
  • Price
  • Image
  • Fixed Product Tax
  • Single file attachment

Magento includes a default set of 66 product attributes. While you can modify existing attribute properties, the “Catalog Input Type for Store Owner” option is unalterable. To make changes in this regard, create a new product attribute. These attributes not only display individual characteristics but also aid in navigating and filtering products in the catalog. Note that for layered navigation, only Multiple Select, Dropdown, and Price attributes can be used.

What is the Magento attribute set?

An attribute set in Magento is a compilation of specific individual product attributes that collectively define all the characteristics of a product. When creating a new product, the attribute set is employed, allowing the addition of essential product information in a single step. Magento comes with 14 default attribute sets, each representing a combination of distinct attributes.

4 Steps to Create an attribute set in Magento 2

  1. On the Admin panel, click Stores. In the Attributes section, select Attribute Set. How to Create Product Attribute Sets
  2. Click Add New Set button, do the following How to Create Product Attribute Sets
    • In the Name field, enter a name for the attribute set
    • In the Based On field, select an existing attribute set to be used as a template
    • Bag
    • Bottom
    • Default
    • Downloadable
    • Gear
    • Sprite Static Ball
    • Sprite Yoga Strap
    • Top * Click Save button and continue with the next page displays as following:

    How to Create Product Attribute Sets

  3. To add a new attribute to the set, drag the attribute from the Unassigned Attributes list to the appropriate folder in the Groups column.

  4. When complete, click Save button.

How to Use Attribute Sets in Magento 2

When generating a product, you must designate an attribute set for it. This set determines the fields utilized in the product.

The image below illustrates the process of applying attribute sets during the creation of Magento 2 products:

How to Use Attribute Sets in Magento 2

The bottom line

And these are quick steps to create Product Attribute Sets in Magento 2. This is a necessary task to describe many product characteristics at once. If you want to read about other product related topics, we have several suggestions for you below. In case you need extra help with anything, Mageplaza is always ready to help.

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