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make a system attribute normal so it’s not a system one anymore
 
soy_de_madrid
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hi i’d like to remove some attributes from the attribute sets they’re in but magento won’t allow me to as it says they are “system attributes”. how can i set them to not be system attributes? i’ve tried for example with the “weight” attribute, i’ve clicked on the drop down to make it “not required” but this still shows as a system attribute…

please help

thanks

 
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mostwanted76
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can anybody tell me why for example “weight” is a mandatory attribute? there are so many products where there is absolute no use for the attribute “weight”....

...but as “weight” is a system attribute it has to be filled out for every poduct i guess?

probably i misunderstood some of the concepts of magento - please let me know if so. thank you.

 
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AndyM
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It is possible to set the weight attribute to not required so you don’t have to fill it out (We are using flat rate shipping so not important to us at the moment).

I’m not sure if this has any negative impact towards the shipping modules and checkout process, perhaps somebody from Varien can confirm this?

 
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demonkoryu
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What worked for me is to set the attribute to non-required in the admin and also edit app/code/core/Mage/Catalog/etc/config.xml and change

<weight><external>1</external><required>1</required></weight>

to

<weight><external>1</external><required>0</required></weight>

 
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