I recently did data migration from M1 to M2 with data migration tool. The product when opened in the edit mode from Admin would show "Use Existing" as the default value instead of "No Update" for Cusomt Layout Option under Migration_Default. The products would display only if the Custom Layout Option is No Update. I tried to set the this attribute for all the products using Update Attributes under Action dropdown, but it's not making any difference. Is there way to accomplish this? Please refer the screenshots. When a product gets saved with the custom layout update = No Update under Migration_design, the following tables would lose some records. I am not sure if there should be other table too that would also lose the entries.

  1. catalog_product_entity_datetime - All the entries got deleted.
  2. catalog_product_entity_decimal - 6 record became 3
  3. catalog_product_entity_int - 17 records became 13
  4. catalog_product_entity_text - 7 became 6
  5. catalog_product_entity_varchar - 54 became 37

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In table eav_attribute, you need to find attribute_code = page_layout, entity_type_id = 4 to get the attribute_id.

After that, run this command:

delete from catalog_product_entity_varchar where attribute_id = xxx

in that, xxx = attribute_id that you've got from the above table.

  • Hi LitExtension, grateful to you for your time. I found the attribute_id which is 107. I am little nervous if deleting this record will do any irrepairable damage to the system. Please advise me what precaution do I need to take before this action. Mar 12, 2020 at 9:13
  • Don't worry, there will have no damage to the system. If you are still not sure, you can back up data by running this command: create table backup_layout as select * from catalog_product_entity_varchar where attribute_id = 107 Mar 13, 2020 at 1:25
  • Thanks a lot for the assurance along with the additional information. Mar 13, 2020 at 3:27
  • Hi, The error is still there. Exception #0 (Magento\Framework\Config\Dom\ValidationException): Element 'handle': Character content other than whitespace is not allowed because the content type is 'element-only' Mar 16, 2020 at 8:41
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    @ LitExtension Magento Migration, your suggestions and advises have helped us find out the root cause of the problem, we will hopefully fix it shortly. Mar 21, 2020 at 17:27

The simplest solution is to run these two SQL statements.

* DELETE * FROM eav_attribute where attribute_id = 106;
* DELETE * FROM catalog_product_entity_text table where attribute_id=106;

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