Magento Version is 188.8.131.52 - about to upgrade to the security patch 184.108.40.206, but I do not think this will solve my issue.
I am trying to create a configurable product. This item comes with two types of packaging.
I created two simple items, one with packaging A and one with B. I then created a new attribute called “packaging”. I based it on the settings for color and manufacturer, since these seem to work. The settings are:
Attribute code: packaging
Catalog Input Type for Store Owner: Dropdown
Unique Value: No
Values Required: No (although I think i want this to be yes when i get this working)
Input Validation for Store Owner: None
Apply to: Selected Product Types / Simple Product
Used to Create Configurable Product: Yes
Manage Label / Options
Titles: Admin=Packaging StoreName=Packaging
Manage Options (values of your attribute)
Option 1: Admin=Packaging A StoreName=Packaging A (set for default)
Option 2: Admin=Packaging B StoreName=Packaging B
When I go to create a new product with Default Attribute Set and type Configurable Product, the next screen asks me to choose which attributes will apply. It only lists Manufacturer and Color. No matter what I try, I cannot get Packaging to show up on this screen, and thus I cannot create the configurable product.
What should I look for to figure this out?