If you have a big list of different global or product class attributes, you can make them more structured and easy for perception by dividing them into groups. Names of attribute groups will appear as headings in the list of attributes both on the storefront and the Admin area:

  • X-Cart Storefront

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  • X-Cart Admin Area

Groups can’t join both global attributes and product class attributes, nor can they join attributes from different product classes. Hence groups are created and managed on a particular product class or global attributes listing page.

Adding Attribute Groups

To add a new attribute group:

1. In your store’s Admin area, go to the Classes & attributes section (Catalog > Classes & attributes).

2. Depending on whether you will be creating a new group for global attributes or the attributes of a specific product class, click on the Edit attributes (N) link either opposite the Global attributes title or opposite the name of the product class:

3. Click the Manage groups button.

A popup titled Manage attribute groups appears.

3. Use the New group button to add as many attribute groups as you need:

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6. Click Save changes.

The group will be added:

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After a new attribute group has been added, it does not yet have any attributes in it. To add attributes to a group, follow the guidelines below.

Assigning Attributes to Groups

After creating an attribute group, you need to populate it with attributes.

Attributes can be added to an attribute group when creating new or editing existing attributes in the Classes & attributes section (Catalog > Classes & attributes):

  • While creating a new attribute, you can select the group in which it should be created:

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  • While editing an existing attribute, you can assign it to one of the existing attribute groups:

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Editing Attribute Groups

It is possible to rename any existing attribute group and change how attribute groups appear on the page.

Here’s how this can be done:

1. In your store’s Admin area, go to the Classes & attributes section (Catalog > Classes & attributes).

2. Depending on whether you will be creating a new group for global attributes or the attributes of a specific product class, click on the Edit attributes (N) link either opposite the Global attributes title or opposite the name of the product class:

3. Click the Manage groups button.

A popup titled Manage attribute groups appears.

4. Use the tools of the Manage attribute groups popup for editing:

  • To rename a group, click on its name. The group name field will become editable.

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  • To change the order of attribute groups on the list, drag and drop the items to their new positions.

    To drag an item, place your mouse cursor over the Cross icon to the left of the attribute’s name, hold down the mouse button, and drag the item to a new position in the list.

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5. When the attribute group editing is complete, be sure to click Save changes. The changes will be applied.

Deleting Attribute Groups

When you no longer need a certain attribute group, you can delete it.


Deleting a group does not delete the attributes assigned to it. After a group has been deleted, its attributes will relocate to other attributes having no associated groups.


To delete an attribute group:

1. In your store’s Admin area, go to the Classes & attributes section (Catalog > Classes & attributes).

2. Depending on whether you will be creating a new group for global attributes or the attributes of a specific product class, click on the Edit attributes (N) link either opposite the Global attributes title or opposite the name of the product class:

3. Click the Manage groups button.

A popup titled Manage attribute groups appears.

4. In the Manage attribute groups popup, locate the group that needs to be deleted and click on the Trash icon opposite its name:

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The group will be marked for deletion.

5. Click Save changes. The group will be deleted.

Any attributes assigned to this group will relocate to the No group attributes section.

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