I know that it is possible to create dropdowns using the EAV strategy used in Magento, yet I was not able find any information over creating a dropdown in an entity without using EAV.

Does someone have an example somwhere, either online or in the core magento code?

I am working on magento ce Thanks

  • Why not use EAV? That makes life so much easier when you have to work and process your values later on. Aug 31, 2015 at 17:56
  • @AnnaVölkl: Is that true? So its just normal to always use the EAV model, no matter which table? Aug 31, 2015 at 18:16
  • For categories, products, customers & customer addresses which use the EAV structure: yes. Aug 31, 2015 at 18:19
  • Ok, and what if I am building my own module with a new table? Aug 31, 2015 at 18:21
  • I see. I was assuming you are going to create a product or customer attribute, then EAV makes sense. If your are building your own module, the database architecture is up to you. Aug 31, 2015 at 18:23


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