A extension created a extra tab in my category menu. With this code:

$setup->addAttribute('catalog_category', 'menutopdescription1', array(
    'group'         => 'General',
    'input'         => 'textarea',
    'type'          => 'text',
    'label'         => 'Topmenu description',
    'backend'       => '',
    'visible'       => 1,
    'required'      => 0,
    'is_wysiwyg_enabled' => 1,
    'visible_on_front' => 1,
    'note'=>'Category description for top menu dropdown',
    'is_html_allowed_on_front' => 1,
    'global'        => Mage_Catalog_Model_Resource_Eav_Attribute::SCOPE_GLOBAL,

This results in a global scope. Now I would like to change it to "website". So I can easily translate it for my other websites.

This attribute isn't visible in the attribute list of Magento, so I have to make the changes in the database. Which key do I have to change?


Create an upgrade script with this code:

$setup->updateAttribute('catalog_category', 'menutopdescription1', 'is_global', Mage_Catalog_Model_Resource_Eav_Attribute::SCOPE_WEBSITE);

$setup is an instance of Mage_Catalog_Model_Resource_Setup or Mage_Eav_Model_Entity_Setup.

If you want to change the db directly (I don't recommend it) you need to change the field is_global to 2 from the table catalog_eav_attribute for the record with the id the same as your attribute has in the eav_attribute table.

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  • You can replace 'catalog_category' with Mage_Catalog_Model_Category::ENTITY – Dan Apr 8 '14 at 9:51
  • @Dan. I would If I could but I don't want to. :D. now seriously...that will work also. thanks – Marius Apr 8 '14 at 9:54
  • The snippet above did not work for me. Instead what I had to do was: $installer->updateAttribute('Mage_Catalog_Model_Category::ENTITY', 'menutopdescription1', 'is_global', '0'); – Louis B. May 19 '15 at 13:49
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    @LouisBataillard I've edited the answer (waiting on approval). 'global' is used during attribute creation, which is passed through a _prepareValues() method. And modified to 'is_global'. Why the developers do this I don't know (i find it confusing to change how we reference the same thing). 'is_global' is the actual attribute's "attribute". And this is the key we want to reference during updates to attributes. – Darren Felton Aug 19 '15 at 15:44
  • What if i have to change scope to Globle instaed website in DB? – Ketan Borada Feb 14 '19 at 6:45

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