I have created product programmatically but when i try to update attribute value with code:

$product->setData($attributeCode, '')->save();

It won't change. The update will work only after i have saved the product in Magento admin GUI. What might be the reason of that?

Code I use to create product:

         'use_config_manage_stock' => 0,
         'is_in_stock' => $stock,
         'qty' => $qty
    ->setData($attributeCode, 5)

Editing script

`$_product->load($productID)->setStoreId($storeId)->setData($attributeCode, 'Blue')->save();`

$_product is an instance of \Magento\Catalog\Model\Product.

1 Answer 1


The reason for that may your attribute code isn't correct. You should check the attribute code again: STORES > Attributes > Product. You also need to reindex the database and clear your Magento Cache to see the result after updating the attribute.

  • How is it possible that when i am creating the product all seems to be ok and the attribute appears in the right place? The problem is about updating the attribute value. Sep 10, 2016 at 7:47
  • You created new product via php script also? Sep 10, 2016 at 7:52
  • Yes, of course. Sep 10, 2016 at 7:54
  • Please, update your question again with the scripts for creating and editing? Sep 10, 2016 at 7:55
  • Please, update your all code lines on your question above, that because it's easy for community following your question. Sep 10, 2016 at 8:08

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