Step 1. Complete Basic and Advanced Properties information

  • On the Admin panel, click Stores. In the Attributes section, select Product
  • Click Add New Attribute button
  • In the Attribute Properties section, do the following

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  • In the Default Label, enter a default label to indentify the attribute
  • In the Catalog Input Type for Store Owner field, select the type in input control to be used for data entry
    • Text Field
    • Text Area
    • Date
    • Yes/No
    • Multiple Select
    • Dropdown
    • Price
    • Media Image
    • Fix Product Tax
    • Visual Swatch
    • Text Swatch

Note: If you use Dropdown and Multiple Select input types, do the following
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  • Under Manage Options section, click Add Option button

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  • Select Default if you use the option as the default value
  • If you have only one store view, let enter only the Admin value and it will be used for the storefront as well
  • If you have multi store views, let enter one value for the Admin and a translation of the value for each store view
  • Click on Add Option to create multi options that you want to include in the list
  • In the Values Required field, select Yes if you want to require the customers to choose an option before they can purchase products
  • In the Advanced Attribute Properties section, complete the following (If needed)
    • In the Attribut Code field, enter a unique Attribute Code in lowercase characters, and without spaces.
    • In the Scope field, select one of the following to indicate where in your store hierarchy the attribute can be used

* Website * Store view * Global

* In the `Unique Value` field, set to `Yes` if you want to prevent duplicate values from being entered
* In the `Add to Column Options` field, set to `Yes` to add this attribute to the list of column options in the product grid.
* In the `Use in Filter Options` field, set to "Yes" to add this attribute to the list of filter options in the product grid.

Step 2. Manage Labels

  • Open the Manage Labels section, do the following

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  • Enter a title to be used as a label for the field. If your store is available in different languages, you can enter a translated title for each view.

Step 3. Describe the Storefront Properties

  • Open the Storefront Properties section, do the following

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  • In the Use in Search field, set to Yes if the attribute is to be available for search
  • In the Comparable on Storefront field, set to Yes to include the attribute in Product Compare
  • In the Use in Layered navigation field, set to Yes if you want to use the attribute as a filter in layered navigation
  • In the Use in Search Results Layered Navigation field, set to Yes if you want to use the attribute in layered navigation on search results pages
  • In the Position field, enter a number to indicate the relative position of the attribute in the layered navigation block
  • In the Use for Promo Rule Conditions field, set to Yes to use the attribute in price rules
  • In the Allow HTML Tags on Frontend field, set to Yes to allow the text to be formatted with HTML
  • In the Visible on Catalog Pages on Storefront field, set to Yes to include the attribute in og page listings
  • In the Used in Product Listing field, set to Yes to include the attribute in product listings
  • In the Used for Sorting in Product Listing field, set to Yes to use attribute as a sort parameter for product listings
  • When complete, click Save Attribute button.
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