I've created several custom product attributes like this:

$installer->addAttribute('catalog_product', $data['name'], array(
    'group'             => 'General',
    'type'              => $data['type'],
    'backend'           => '',
    'frontend'          => $data['front_end'],
    'label'             => $data['label'],
    'input'             => $data['input'],
    'source'            => 'eav/entity_attribute_source_table',
    'global'            => Mage_Catalog_Model_Resource_Eav_Attribute::SCOPE_STORE,
    'visible'           => true,

Because I'm creating several attributes, the above code runs in a loop (hence the data variable). I've copied the relevant portion (I think); there's several more fields being set, but I've excluded them for brevity.

I'd like to change their group to a custom one I've created in an upgrade script. I'm able to set this correctly if I remove the module and recreate it. However, I would like to be able to change the group through an upgrade script since the code has already been deployed.

I've tried this with no luck:

$installer->updateAttribute('catalog_product', $data['name'], array(
    'group' => 'Custom Product Tab'

How can I modify a product attribute's group in an upgrade script?

  • $installer above is a reference to $this, which is defined as Mage_Catalog_Model_Resource_Setup – Ryre Feb 5 '14 at 0:18
  • If attribute will created then you can also assign that custom attribute using admin panel of magento It's so simple – Keyul Shah Feb 5 '14 at 2:52
  • This may help. stackoverflow.com/questions/19041362/… – Sukeshini Feb 5 '14 at 3:40
  • @KeyulShah, using the admin interface is not practical when distributing code. – Ryre Feb 5 '14 at 16:30
  • hmmmm ok nor prb – Keyul Shah Feb 5 '14 at 16:34

See my code, it works perfectly:

/* @var $installer Mage_Catalog_Model_Resource_Eav_Mysql4_Setup */

$installer = $this;
$attribute = $installer->getAttribute(Mage_Catalog_Model_Product::ENTITY, 'some_attribute');
    Mage_Catalog_Model_Product::ENTITY, //catalog_product
    $installer->getDefaultAttributeSetId(Mage_Catalog_Model_Product::ENTITY), //Attribute Set Id
    'General', //Group Name
    $attribute['attribute_id'], //attribute id
    10//sort order
  • I'm unable to get this to change the group from General to a new group. Is this part of an installation script, or an upgrade script? – Ryre Feb 5 '14 at 16:47
  • @Toast It is upgrade, you should change group name in the code. If you put your install scrpit in your questin it will be easy to orientate for me – mageUz Feb 5 '14 at 18:01
  • My install script and my upgrade script are in the question (the relevant parts). As far as I can tell, your code doesn't work. – Ryre Feb 5 '14 at 18:38
  • @Toast are you sure upgrede script runs. And which attribute set your attributes were added to, "Default"? I tested with standard magento attribute "cost", try first this attribute to add the group "General". – mageUz Feb 5 '14 at 20:39
  • I'm positive the script runs. I don't believe I'm setting an attribute set anywhere (you can see the install script in my answer). I'm able to recreate the attributes in a different group, but I cannot change them after installation. – Ryre Feb 5 '14 at 21:31

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