I want to add and delete custom options to dropdown product attributes via custom code.

I have created a attribute name say myattrib, what I want to delete all it options and add my custom option how can I do it?

  • go to admin->catalog->Manage Attributes, and click the attributes and then Manage label options tab, then add/remove options. Nov 24, 2014 at 9:12

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//retrieve the attribute with the options
$attribute = Mage::getModel('eav/config')->getAttribute('catalog_product', 'myattr');
//retrieve the options
$options = $attribute->getSource()->getAllOptions(false);
$toSave = array();
$toSave['delete'] = array();
//mark the options to delete
foreach ($options as $index => $option) {
    $toSave['delete'][$option->getId()] = 1;//mark the option for delete
//add your new option
//negative array keys means that the options are new.
$toSave[-1][0] = 'Label here'; //-1 is just an index, 0 is the admin store view id
$order = array();
//set the position for the new option
$order[-1] = 1;
$result = array('value' => $toSave,'order' => $order);
//save the attribute with the new option
$attribute->setData('option', array($result);

The code is taken and adapted from the core code. It is similar to what happens in the admin controller when removing options and adding a new one.

  • Perhaps an explanation of what this chunk of code does might be useful.
    – scrowler
    Jun 24, 2016 at 6:50
  • @RobbieAverill. Is it more clear now?
    – Marius
    Jun 24, 2016 at 7:13
  • Nice one Marius :)
    – scrowler
    Jun 24, 2016 at 7:20

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