It is good practice to create products attributes to highlight characteristics of products in your magento store. And it is better practice to create an attribute set to work as a collection of same type of attributes.
So today we will discuss about to create an attribute set in magento.
In simple terms attribute set is a group of attributes.
For Example: We have a category in our store named “Shoes”. In that category we have different products of shoes and we can set default magento attributes for those products, but we want to display some extra information related to our shoes products on front-end. Like,
- Shoes Size
- Shoes Color
To satisfy the above requirement we can create attributes from Admin -> Catalog -> Attributes -> Manage Attributes and associate each attributes to each shoes products. For that you also refer the under given link:
But it will be an annoying task to associate each of these attribute separately to each shoes product. Don’t worry for that problem, because the solution of that problem is to create an attribute set of “Shoes”, assign shoes attributes to shoes attribute set and select “Shoes” attribute set while creating shoes products.
Now to create an attribute set follow the under given steps:
Step 1: Login to your magento admin.
Step 2: Go to Catalog -> Attributes -> Manage Attribute Sets from the header menu.
Step 3: Click on “Add New Set” button from the top right.
Step 4: Here give the attribute set name and select the based on attribute set from the combo box. Selected based on attribute set will take all the attributes of it in newly created one as a starting point.
Step 5: Click on “Save Attribute Set” button.
Step 6: The next page is displaying all the assigned attributes and unassigned attributes to this newly created attribute set. Here you can add new group within this attribute set by clicking on “Add New” button on the middle column.
Now to assign any attribute in attribute set drag the attribute from unassigned attributes column to assigned attributes column and in specific group.
And to make any attribute as unassigned simply drag that attribute back to unassigned column.
Hope this will help you.