6. How to create and assign additional attribute to the product

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For example, if you have an extensive system of supply and cooperate with many suppliers, to coordinate product flow you can consolidate certain products by the appropriate suppliers. Accordingly, when the product has been ordered, you can automatically see which supplier is associated with such item.


Since the default attributes set as well as additional attributes list don't anticipate the attribute 'Supplier' availability we will consider an example of how to add to the list the 'Supplier' attribute and assign it to the appropriate products by using the capabilities of Store Manager.


  1. Open the Attributes section of Store Manager. Create the new position in the Unassigned Attributes pane:

    Unassigned attribute form
  2. In the options tab which appears if you choose ‘Dropdown’ attribute type, specify the names of suppliers one-by-one:

    Add options to the attribute
  3. When your list is completed, press ‘OK’ button to save all entries and close the Edit attribute form.

    Drag and drop newly-created record to the Default Attribute Sets - for example into the Attributes group:
    'Drag and drop method'
  4. Now you can see attribute in the Default Attribute Sets among the other positions.
    Attribute 'Supplier' in the Default Attribute Sets
  5. Back to the Products page of Store Manager, select the item with the Default attribute sets name and press ‘Edit’ button in the top toolbar:

    Attributes tab in Edit Product form


To speed up the process of assignment - use the ‘Multi Editor’ option of Store Manager.


Choose products associated with the similar supplier and select Product Multi-Editor.


'Update' checkbox

Adhere to the particular manual to create and assign as many additional attributes as you need.


Take a note, regarding display of additional attributes in the products grid - only attributes with the 'Text' type can be selected (except attribute 'Manufacturer') and only up to 20 attribute positions can be shown

in the products page of Store Manager at once.

Additional attribute list


More details on Additional attributes and possibility to add them to the product grid you can find in our useful article:


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