Magento 2 product attribute set is a set of attributes characteristic for a certain kind of product and is used while creating them (e.g. Top has color, size, material, weather, Bag has color, weight, material).
Product attribute sets are used in Magento 2 mainly to simplify your product management so that you don't need to assign every attribute to the product separately.
Create Attribute Set
In order to create the product attribute set in Magento 2 follow these steps:
1. Navigate to Admin Panel > Stores > Attributes > Attribute Set.
2. Choose the attribute set you want to edit or press Add Attribute Set in order to add one.
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3. Fill in the attribute set information:
- Insert the name of the attribute set in the Name field.
- In the Based On field choose already existing attribute set a new one will be based on.
- Press the Save button.
Edit Attribute Set
Once new attributes are created you will see the attribute set edit page with an Attribute Set Name that can be edited, the Groups of Attributes assigned to this attribute set and Unassigned Attributes as well.
In order to add the attribute to the already existing group you just need to drag and drop it in the chosen group.
You can add the new group by pressing the Add New button. Besides, you can delete the attribute group simply by clicking on it and pressing the Delete Selected Group button.
Once you have finished don't forget to press the Save button.
Besides, don't forget that there is no option to change the attribute set in Magento 2 by default. So you won't be able to change it once you assign an attribute set to a product. Unless...
...unless you have the Magento 2 Product Grid Inline Editor to help you. It allows you to update product attributes and change attribute set in bulk. However, these are not the only features.
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