How to Include Additional Attributes to Magento Product Grid
Immense Magento catalogs force online entrepreneurs to resort to various practices that help optimize product management and make it less time-consuming. Product grid customization belong to such practices and number of merchants, relying upon it, is constantly increasing.
Why would you need to change product grid view and adjust column representation? First and foremost thing is that, adding or removing grid columns contributes to product filtering, since you can choose any attribute to filter/sort product listings by instead of roaming multiple categories on purpose to reach necessary merchandise. You might also need to include some specific attribute into the grid to be able to check them without opening product after product.
Extended product grid brings flexibility to data handling and allows to bypass lots of monotonous operations, though you may stumble upon the fact that Magento admin does not provide the possibility to alter grid.
Being familiar with coding, you can adjust grid view adding desired attributes to it, but what if some haven’t enough tech skills?
Luckily, there is comprehensive Store Manager for Magento solution, that provides the possibility to customize product grid according to your needs adding/removing corresponding attributes on the fly. Let’s view how it’s being done with this application and how it enhances product management.
How to Enable/Disable Grid Columns?
Extra attributes, you can include to the product grid, can be accessed clicking on corresponding button disposed on the product toolbar. Accordant window provides the list of all the attributes, you can enable and get displayed in the product grid.
Check the box for attributes you want to add to the grid. The options, provided on the toolbar allow you to instantaneously select necessary attributes, mark all the attributes, clear selection, invert selection. Choose the way, attributes will be displayed in this window, either as frontend label or as attribute code.
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If some previously enabled attributes are not in use and you want to hide them, click on the icon, disposed in the same row, column titles are, and disable these attributes.
Benefits One Can Get Customizing Product Grid
Flexible Product Filter
Having added additional attributes to the grid, you actually add additional filtering criteria inside of a catalog’s product grid. You can sort products by grid columns simply clicking on its heading. Moreover, Store Manager allows you to create custom filters by any of attribute included into the grid. Click on the icon available beside each of column headings and input conditions for filtering as it is shown in the screenshot
Move Grid Columns with Drag-and-Drop
Arrange grid columns according to your needs, using drag-and-drop to reorder attribute disposition in the grid
Edit Product Details Right in the Grid
The application supports grid editing, so you can modify any product related detail directly in the grid without opening product after product. Edits will be simple, accurate and instantaneous.
Adjust Product Export
Store Manager offers grid export, using which you can transfer product related data to Excel file. Correspondingly, you can adjust the grid, including necessary columns or excluding the ones, you do need to export.
Thumbnails in the Grid
It is possible to preview product image in the grid and quickly reveal products without images sorting merchandise by thumbnail
Using non-default attributes in product grid can greatly enhance catalog management and help online entrepreneurs bypass everyday routines. Although, you will not be able to activate this or that attribute and get its value displayed in the grid without coding, since Magento admin does not support such a functional possibility. Rely on Store Manager for Magento, that comprises this feature out-of-the-box and lets easily customize product grid.