Magento 2: How to disable or remove Product SKU field in the admin panel see image below for more clarification.

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2 Answers 2


You can do it by creating a custom module.

Create below required files for the module under below path:


Create di.xml file under app/code/Vendor/Module/etc/adminhtml with below content.

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:ObjectManager/etc/config.xsd">
    <virtualType name="Magento\Catalog\Ui\DataProvider\Product\Form\Modifier\Pool">
            <argument name="modifiers" xsi:type="array">
                <item name="sku" xsi:type="array">
                    <item name="class" xsi:type="string">Vendor\Module\Ui\DataProvider\Product\Form\Modifier\Attributes</item>
                    <item name="sortOrder" xsi:type="number">1000</item>

And create Attributes.php file under app/code/Vendor/Module/Ui/DataProvider/Product/Form/Modifier/ with below content.


namespace Vendor\Module\Ui\DataProvider\Product\Form\Modifier;

use Magento\Catalog\Ui\DataProvider\Product\Form\Modifier\AbstractModifier;
use Magento\Framework\Stdlib\ArrayManager;

class Attributes extends AbstractModifier
     * @var Magento\Framework\Stdlib\ArrayManager
    private $arrayManager;

     * @param ArrayManager $arrayManager
    public function __construct(
        ArrayManager $arrayManager
    ) {
        $this->arrayManager = $arrayManager;

     * modifyData
     * @param array $data
     * @return array
    public function modifyData(array $data)
        return $data;

     * modifyMeta
     * @param array $data
     * @return array
    public function modifyMeta(array $meta)
        $attribute = 'sku'; //attribute code to disable
        $path = $this->arrayManager->findPath($attribute, $meta, null, 'children');
        $meta = $this->arrayManager->set(

        return $meta;

This will disable the attribute.

After placing module in your Magento directory, you need to run the below commands to enable the module.

php bin/magento module:enable Vendor_Module
php bin/magento s:up
php bin/magento s:s:d
php bin/magento c:f

Hope it helps!!!

  • facing an issue when i run that command php bin/magento module:enable Vendor_Module. The error coming is There are no commands defined in the "module" namespace. Commented Sep 13, 2019 at 13:41
  • From where you've run the command?? Follow this guide to enable the module on the website devdocs.magento.com/guides/v2.3/extension-dev-guide/build/…
    – Sumit
    Commented Sep 13, 2019 at 13:55
  • I run from Magento root directory and other commands not working as well like (php bin/magento cache:flush) when i delete that folder(Vendor) from app/code then everything working fine and commands also working as well. Commented Sep 13, 2019 at 14:00
  • OK, you need to change the Vendor and module folder name. Also in the file I've shared
    – Sumit
    Commented Sep 13, 2019 at 14:02
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    Yes, Brother, I tried and it's working fine. I have one more question about how we can write a custom CSS for admin panel? For example, I want to hide add product button how I can hide using CSS. Commented Sep 16, 2019 at 10:26

Yes you can make it not Editable as:

Create file in Vendor/Module/etc/adminhtml/events.xml:

<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:Event/etc/events.xsd">
    <event name="catalog_product_edit_action">
        <observer name="vendor_admin_lock" instance="Vendor\Module\Observer\ProductLockAttributes" />

Create file in Vendor/Module/Observer/ProductLockAttributes.php:

class ProductLockAttributes implements ObserverInterface
     * @param \Magento\Framework\Event\Observer $observer
     * @return void
    public function execute(\Magento\Framework\Event\Observer $observer)
        $event = $observer->getEvent();
        $product = $event->getProduct();
  • These files i have to make in app/code ? Commented Sep 13, 2019 at 7:23
  • Yes exactly, you can add this in your existing module or create new one. Commented Sep 13, 2019 at 13:30

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