Hi Could someone help me with this?

I created a custom attribute set and custom attribute as

$installer = $this;
/* @var $installer Mage_Eav_Model_Entity_Setup */

//Create Attribute set with Based on Default attribute set
//$installer->removeAttributeSet(Mage_Catalog_Model_Product::ENTITY, 'New Attr Set');
$entityTypeId = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')
->getId(); //product entity type

$attributeSet = Mage::getModel('eav/entity_attribute_set')
->setAttributeSetName("New Attr Set");



//Create attribute new_attr
//$installer->removeAttribute('catalog_product', 'new_attr');
$data= array (
'attribute_set' =>  'New Attr Set',
'group' => 'General',
'label'    => 'New Attr',
'visible'     => true,
'type'     => 'int', // multiselect uses comma-sep storage
'input'    => 'boolean',
'system'   => false,
'required' => false,
'user_defined' => 1,//defaults to false; if true, define a group
'source' => 'eav/entity_attribute_source_boolean',
'default' => 1,
'global'        => Mage_Catalog_Model_Resource_Eav_Attribute::SCOPE_STORE,


This code adds the attibute 'new_attr' to the group 'General' and so the custom attribute are displayed in all the attribute sets such as 'Default' also.

I want to add the custom attibute 'new_attr' only to the custom attribute set 'New Attr Set' under the group 'General'. Is that possible?

  • Is this even possible to achieve? Commented Dec 4, 2014 at 17:56

2 Answers 2


Yes, this is possible.

First, set these keys in your $data array to following values to avoid adding attribute to all attribute sets:

'user_defined'         => true,
'group'                => ''

Then add attribute to your attribute set:

$attributeSetId = $this->getAttributeSetId($entityTypeId, 'New Attr Set');
$this->addAttributeToSet($entityTypeId, $attributeSetId, 'General', 'new_attr', 10);

My function for add Attribute (by code) to Attribute set

    public function addToAttributeSet($code, $attributeSetName = 'Default', $groupName = 'Details')
    try {
        $setup = new Mage_Eav_Model_Entity_Setup('core_setup');

        $attributeSetId = $setup->getAttributeSetId('catalog_product', $attributeSetName);
        $attributeGroupId = $setup->getAttributeGroupId('catalog_product', $attributeSetId, $groupName);
        $attributeId = $setup->getAttributeId('catalog_product', $code);

        $setup->addAttributeToSet($entityTypeId = 'catalog_product', $attributeSetId, $attributeGroupId, $attributeId);

        $this->_success[] = 'Added Attribute to SET ' . $attributeSetName . ' (' . $code . ')';
        return true;

    } catch (Exception $e) {
        $this->_errors[] = 'ERROR when added Attribute to SET ' . $attributeSetName . ' (' . $code . ')';
        $this->_errors[] = $e->getMessage();
        return false;

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