I achieved this funcionality in Magento 1 doing the following:

  1. Created an attribute "sizetable" with options "tshirts" and "dresses".
  2. Assigned the respective attribute value for each product.
  3. Created 2 blocks with identifiers "tshirts" and "dresses".
  4. On the product template I added the following code:

<?php $sizeguide = $_product->getAttributeText('sizetable'); if ($sizeguide): ?> <?php echo $this->getLayout()->createBlock('cms/block')->setBlockId($sizeguide)->toHtml() ?> <?php endif; ?>

However this process does not work in Magento 2.

2 Answers 2


your block calling is incorrect, In Magento 2 it should be called as


I followed all your steps and added following code to template file, and worked fine.

/* $_product = $block->getProduct(); */
$sizeguide = $_product->getAttributeText('sizetable');
if ($sizeguide):
    echo $this->getLayout()->createBlock('Magento\Cms\Block\Block')->setBlockId($sizeguide)->toHtml();
  • It works if the first line is uncommented Commented Jul 28, 2016 at 16:49

You can also do like this.

$_product = $block->getProduct(); 
$attribute = $_product->getResource()->getAttribute('sizetable');
if ($attribute)
    $sizetable = $attribute ->getFrontend()->getValue($_product);
    echo $this->getLayout()->createBlock('Magento\Cms\Block\Block')->setBlockId($sizeguide)->toHtml();

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