Attributes Not Appearing in Magento’s Comparison Popup Table

May 27th, 2010 - Posted by Steve Marks to Magento, Web Development.

Missing attributes from comparison grid in Magento

Comparing products in Magento is a useful feature that allows potential customers to handpick a selection of items that they are interested in and view the differences between them side-by-side in a single grid.

When recently developing a Magento site and including this ‘Compare’ feature, only a handful of attributes were appearing in my comparison grid and for the life of me I couldn’t figure out why only these select few were showing. If you’re experiencing the same problem, follow the steps below to see how I resolved this issue:

Step 1
Login to your Magento admin panel.

Step 2
Navigate to ‘Catalog > Attributes > Manage Attributes’ and you will see a grid that contains all your attributes. The furthest right-hand column titled ‘Comparable’ is the one that interests us here. The attributes that have ‘Yes’ in this column are the ones that will appear in the popup grid.

Step 3
Edit the attributes that you want to add/remove from being compared by changing the ‘Comparable on Frontend’ dropdown accordingly.

If you don’t see the changes immediately remember to clear your cache.

This entry was posted on Thursday, May 27th, 2010 at 6:54 pm by +Steve Marks and is filed under Magento, Web Development. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

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