I know i can go to eav_attribute and make it user defined and delete it, but its not there ..

This was created by an extension, which i have uninstalled and now the attribute is throwing errors something like

a:5:{i:0;s:76:"Source model "marketplace/source_option" not found for attribute "seller_id"";i:1;s:3374:"#0 
/mysite/app/code/core/Mage/Eav/Model/Entity/Attribute/Abstract.php(387): Mage::exception('Mage_Eav', 'Source model "m...')

i can see still see seller_id attribute in backend, however it is system attribute and i just want to get rid of it. Now its nowhere in eav_attribute :-(

P.S: This was a magento marketplace plugin www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/super-simple-multi-vendor-marketplace-free.html

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    Strange. How can it be in the backend but not in the eav_attribute table? Are tou sure you looked for the right thing. You can try a different approach. Search the eav_attribute table for records with source_model = 'marketplace/source_option'.
    – Marius
    Aug 5, 2014 at 17:37
  • yes that was my first reaction strange!!
    – echoashu
    Aug 5, 2014 at 17:41
  • @Marius i found it, by source_model :-) thank you, such a silly thing i just looked over
    – echoashu
    Aug 5, 2014 at 17:45
  • I wrote this as an answer so this question will not remain "orphan".
    – Marius
    Aug 5, 2014 at 17:49

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All attributes that appear in the backend must be in the table eav_attribute.
If you cannot find the attribute by code for some reason, you can try to find it by source model. After all, if one attribute has a non valid source model, all the attributes with that source model should be deleted.

Select * From eav_attribute where source_model = 'marketplace/source_option'

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