I want to customize my minicart in Magento 2. I need to add 3 attributes: SKU, Manufacturer, and Manufacturer part number. These are existing attributes. I see where to add the output values but not where to call them from.


You can create a module to do this. It will use a plugin to add the attributes to the data array which is read by the knockout js template. Then we need to override the template to display these values.

This is the module directory:

|   registration.php
|   |   module.xml
|   |   catalog_attributes.xml
|   |   
|   \---frontend
|           di.xml
|       DefaultItem.php
    |   \---layout
    |           checkout_cart_sidebar_item_renderers.xml
            \---mini cart


<?xml version="1.0"?>

<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:module:Magento_Catalog:etc/catalog_attributes.xsd">
    <group name="quote_item">
        <attribute name="manufacturer"/>
        <attribute name="part_number"/>


<?xml version="1.0"?>

<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
    <type name="Magento\Checkout\CustomerData\DefaultItem">
        <plugin name="AddAttPlug" type="Your\Module\Plugin\DefaultItem" disabled="false" sortOrder="10"/>



namespace Your\Module\Plugin;

use Magento\Quote\Model\Quote\Item;

class DefaultItem
    public function aroundGetItemData($subject, \Closure $proceed, Item $item)
        $data = $proceed($item);
        $product = $item->getProduct();

        $atts = [
            "product_manufacturer" => $product->getAttributeText('manufacturer'),
            "product_part_number" => $product->getAttributeText('product_part_number')

        return array_merge($data, $atts);

SKU already exists in data so no need to add it.


<?xml version="1.0"?>

<page xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:View/Layout/etc/page_configuration.xsd">
        <referenceBlock name="minicart">
                <argument name="jsLayout" xsi:type="array">
                    <item name="components" xsi:type="array">
                        <item name="minicart_content" xsi:type="array">
                            <item name="children" xsi:type="array">
                                <item name="item.renderer" xsi:type="array">
                                    <item name="config" xsi:type="array">
                                        <item name="template" xsi:type="string">Your_Module/minicart/item/default</item>

default.html is a copy of Magento/Checkout/view/frontend/web/template/minicart/item/default.html with changes made at line 66

<li class="item product product-item" data-role="product-item">
    <div class="product">
        <!-- ko if: product_has_url -->
        <a data-bind="attr: {href: product_url, title: product_name}" tabindex="-1" class="product-item-photo">
            <!-- ko foreach: $parent.getRegion('itemImage') -->
                <!-- ko template: {name: getTemplate(), data: item.product_image} --><!-- /ko -->
            <!-- /ko -->
        <!-- /ko -->
        <!-- ko ifnot: product_has_url -->
        <span class="product-item-photo">
            <!-- ko foreach: $parent.getRegion('itemImage') -->
                <!-- ko template: {name: getTemplate(), data: item.product_image} --><!-- /ko -->
            <!-- /ko -->
        <!-- /ko -->

        <div class="product-item-details">
            <strong class="product-item-name">
                <!-- ko if: product_has_url -->
                <a data-bind="attr: {href: product_url}, text: 
                <!-- /ko -->
                <!-- ko ifnot: product_has_url -->
                    <!-- ko text: product_name --><!-- /ko -->
                <!-- /ko -->

            <!-- ko if: options.length -->
            <div class="product options" data-mage-init='{"collapsible":{"openedState": "active", "saveState": false}}'>
                <span data-role="title" class="toggle"><!-- ko i18n: 'See Details' --><!-- /ko --></span>

                <div data-role="content" class="content">
                    <strong class="subtitle"><!-- ko i18n: 'Options Details' --><!-- /ko --></strong>
                    <dl class="product options list">
                        <!-- ko foreach: { data: options, as: 'option' } -->
                        <dt class="label"><!-- ko text: option.label --><!-- /ko --></dt>
                        <dd class="values">
                            <!-- ko if: Array.isArray(option.value) -->
                                <span data-bind="html: option.value.join('<br>')"></span>
                            <!-- /ko -->
                            <!-- ko ifnot: Array.isArray(option.value) -->
                                <span data-bind="html: option.value"></span>
                            <!-- /ko -->
                        <!-- /ko -->
            <!-- /ko -->

            <div class="product-item-pricing">
                <!-- ko if: canApplyMsrp -->

                <div class="details-map">
                    <span class="label" data-bind="i18n: 'Price'"></span>
                    <span class="value" data-bind="i18n: 'See price before order confirmation.'"></span>
                <!-- /ko -->
                <!-- ko ifnot: canApplyMsrp -->
                <!-- ko foreach: $parent.getRegion('priceSidebar') -->
                    <!-- ko template: {name: getTemplate(), data: item.product_price, as: 'price'} --><!-- /ko -->
                <!-- /ko -->
                <!-- /ko -->

                <div data-bind="html: 'SKU#: ' + item.product_sku"></div>
                <div data-bind="html: 'Manufacturer: ' + item.product_manufacturer"></div>
                <div data-bind="html: 'Part #: ' + item.product_part_number"></div>

                <div class="details-qty qty">
                    <label class="label" data-bind="i18n: 'Qty', attr: {
                           for: 'cart-item-'+item_id+'-qty'}"></label>
                    <input data-bind="attr: {
                           id: 'cart-item-'+item_id+'-qty',
                           'data-cart-item': item_id,
                           'data-item-qty': qty,
                           'data-cart-item-id': product_sku
                           }, value: qty"
                           class="item-qty cart-item-qty"
                    <button data-bind="attr: {
                           id: 'update-cart-item-'+item_id,
                           'data-cart-item': item_id,
                           title: $t('Update')
                            style="display: none">
                        <span data-bind="i18n: 'Update'"></span>

            <div class="product actions">
                <!-- ko if: is_visible_in_site_visibility -->
                <div class="primary">
                    <a data-bind="attr: {href: configure_url, title: $t('Edit item')}" class="action edit">
                        <span data-bind="i18n: 'Edit'"></span>
                <!-- /ko -->
                <div class="secondary">
                    <a href="#" data-bind="attr: {'data-cart-item': item_id, title: $t('Remove item')}"
                       class="action delete">
                        <span data-bind="i18n: 'Remove'"></span>
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  • What is in registration.php and module.xml? – Matthew McLennan Sep 2 '16 at 12:52
  • I added this and now my output states "UNDEFINED." Does that mean its working but I have my attributes are misnamed? – Matthew McLennan Sep 2 '16 at 13:33
  • Registration.php and module.xml are boilerplate files, you should check out this tutorial alanstorm.com/magento_2_mvvm_mvc to get a handle on how m2 modules are defined. Could you maybe post a screenshot of the error your getting or else be more specific? – Aaron Allen Sep 2 '16 at 20:08
  • @AaronAllen, Its work for me, but I also want to override the content.html of the same minicart and want to add some dynamic data in that file. Can you please explain how I can achieve this. Thanks in advance ! – Ashish Jagnani Sep 5 '16 at 13:32
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    Instead if loading the attributes in aroundGetItemData() it is possible to add them to etc/catalog_attributes.xml. Having done that the attributes can be accessed with $item->getProduct()->getAttributeText('attribute_code'); _productRepo is no longer needed. – Andreas Riedmüller Sep 28 '17 at 11:49

i have slove my query by 2 simple step in magento 2.1:

Change into file :->

1.DefaultItem.php Add line :

    $objectManager = \Magento\Framework\App\ObjectManager::getInstance();
    $this->product = $objectManager->get('Magento\Catalog\Model\Product')-

   *Add element into return array result:*

   'short_description' => $this->product->getShortDescription(),

2.default.html Add line:

   <a data-bind="text: short_description"></a>

i hope this will help you.

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