Product attributes

The Product Attributes section shows how an attribute can be handle in the product catalog. It describes its behavior and appearance. In GrandNode product attributes are used to describe a specific characteristic of the product like size, color, capacity. Product attributes are also used to create Attributes Combination that can have independent SKU, stock quantities, and prices. 

Each product has product attributes as well. At this place you may add a new attribute, adding values here will be available for each product. Adding values at the product attributes tab will be available only for that specific product only.

Before you will be able to use the product attributes, you will need to create them.

Types of product attributes

In GrandNode you can find a few different types of product attributes:

- checkboxes,
- radio buttons,
- drop-down list,
- read-only checkboxes,
- textboxes,
- multiline textboxes,
- date pickers,
- file uploaders,
- color squares,
- image squares.

If using installation with sample data some attributes are available by default.

You may edit those if necessary, delete, rename. Below will be shown how to create a new one. 

How to create a product attribute

Simply click "Add new" button on the top of the page. At the new page, fill the name, optional description, and Search Engine Friendly Name for your attribute. If you want, you can also jump to the Predefined values tab and specify predefined attributes for it.

Predefined values is helpful feature if you use frequently speicific one, like size for cloths. So most of the items will use this same attribute and this same values (like S, M, L, XL, XXL). Adding values will speed up setting a new product whiout a need to adding again, and again this same values. Simply add some predefine values to.

Best practices


Before the start, you would need to think about the consistent naming convention. To avoid the situation that different systems will consider your attributes wrong, it's important to keep consistency in your store. For example Color: Green, Color: Red. Sometimes, Color: red, may be treated as a totally different attribute, so keep it in mind!


Consider if you should use the product attribute or specification attributes. Product attributes are used to describe the characteristic that can be used in generating product combinations like Shoes in Red color and Size 42, where specification attributes are used to filter product and describe product features - like Material: Cotton.

How to add an attribute to the product

If you want to add existing product attributes to your product, you would need to edit the product, go to the Product Attributes tab, and press Add new attribute button.

At this case, will add used before with some predefined values. It is necessary to choose the size during purchase, so will add Is Required setting. 

Just simply adding, will effect with some values. If that specific item does not have all sizes, or has more than most of your products, simply click View/Edit values and change it. It will effect only to this product, will not effect with others. 

Final result will be shown at the public store.